After labor, fuel is my second most expensive purchase. How many have a fuel surcharge in their service agreement? I'v added one this year. It is a sliding rate depending on the price of fuel over a two week period. The very few customers I've had to emplain it to had no problem with it once they realized it was peenies on the dollar. However this year I analyzed those pennies and they could add up to over $500.00 a month during the season. The utility companies do it why can't we?