How much do you spend on fuel annually?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Somerville Sensation, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. XC skier

    XC skier LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    The only way to consider fuel cost or any cost for that matter is as a percentage of sales. Everyone has different customers, geography, economics, gas prices, equipment etc. so actual dollar amounts that companies spend on fuel are relevant only to them. Perfect Earth, Danmow and the others that have mentioned this before me are right on. Our fuel cost ran 5% of sales in 2013 and have historically run 3.5% to 5%. This is what you need to know for budgeting and pricing.
  2. CRC_PP

    CRC_PP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I did about 11k this year. 9k for trucks and 2k for equipment
  3. goose

    goose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    My fuel cost was $128,000
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    I got to see the receipts.
  5. ROS_Grounds

    ROS_Grounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Last year we spent $7500 on fuel... this year, with the upgraded truck, added equipment and another truck soon to roll out, I am expecting closer to $18000 this year.
  6. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    I came up with 6% for 2013.
  7. Jcl4slc

    Jcl4slc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    19k for truck and equipment

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