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Diesel prices...How are you adjusting?
May 28, 2008
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I passed a couple of stations this weekend that were at $5.40 and $5.60, although they were in the boonies.

May 26, 2008
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I'm still finding one or two stations at $4.99 but I'm sure that will go up with their next delivery as most are in the $5.39 range.

May 26, 2008
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$4.89 in Augusta,Ga this is crazy.

May 23, 2008
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$4.85 here today. Maine.
Its definately cramping our style here .

May 23, 2008
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Friday-May 23-Brooklyn, NY- Road Diesel-$5.29

May 22, 2008
5:40 AM
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Well I paid $4.49 yesterday for on-road and was mad, but $5.15 per gallon puts that into perspective.

How many folks have changed their Memorial Day plans due to gas prices?

Me and the wife were going to Orange Beach down on the gulf for the weekend (about a 4.5 hour drive one way) but decided to stay home more to protest the $.30/gallon increase in a week on fuel right before a national holiday. I know that our little protest won't effect anything but maybe more folks across the country will do the same.

May 21, 2008
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Those same places that were $4.65 are now at $4.93, that's almost .30 in 8 days, that is crazy.

May 21, 2008
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5.15 per gallon in thornwood, ny :mad::noway:

May 13, 2008
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Around here, Road diesel is $4.54 down the street and I have seen as high as $4.65.

I think that is all you can do, is add a fuel surcharge. I like what the City of Seattle has done around for the taxi companies and it may be good to do the same for your own company and let the vendors know.

The city has built into the contract with the taxi companies, that when gas prices hits a certain average they can add a surcharge fee, then if fuel hits another average, it increases again and again.

This will let your vendors know that for every, say like for every .50 or whatever the surcharge will be X amount.

May 9, 2008
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Road diesel is at 4.19 here and off road is high three to four depending on the vendor. I am planning on adding a fuel surcharge in the next week. I hate to do it but at this rate it is inevitable.

May 7, 2008
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not to bring up an old topic but how is everyone handling fuel prices now?My dad is complaining about regular fuel prices but diesel is unreal right now.

December 4, 2007
3:29 PM
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At this time we are sending out notices to all of our customers that we are increasing our prices by 7% due to the rising fuel costs along with the cost of labor, and insurance.

November 30, 2007
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Yes, it's almost becoming an industry standard to send out notices. Most companies are understanding and they are most likely sending them to their own clients also.

Whatever you do make it a "gentle" surcharge, don't gouge. You could even call around and see what others are getting away with.

November 29, 2007
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On road diesel is $3.39-3.50 per gallon depending on the station. Which brings the question why there is an $.11 difference in fuel prices in the same city!

Most of the fuel burned on my operation is off-road. What I have been considering is backing the fuel costs out of the O/O cost of the machine(s) for the job and adding fuel as "cost-plus". I don't know how this would fly - an thoughts?

I think just issuing a fuel surcharge would be easier to get across, although it may depend on the specific client. I think most people are used to seeing the occaisional surcharge these days.

November 29, 2007
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On road diesel is $3.39-3.50 per gallon depending on the station. Which brings the question why there is an $.11 difference in fuel prices in the same city!

Most of the fuel burned on my operation is off-road. What I have been considering is backing the fuel costs out of the O/O cost of the machine(s) for the job and adding fuel as "cost-plus". I don't know how this would fly - an thoughts?

November 28, 2007
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Just put diesel in my pickup on sunday in Burns OR, paid $3.76 per gallon

November 11, 2007
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I just got diesel today, it was the highest I have ever paid to date. $3.399. Its starting to hurt.

November 9, 2007
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$3.30 in augusta,ga

Dang, I am almost paying that in gas, gas just hit $3.14 yesterday, so by tonight it will be 3.16-3.18. It has been going up at least .02 a gallon a day.

November 9, 2007
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$3.30 in augusta,ga

November 8, 2007
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You almost have to now a days. I know that my wife's company has received about 5 letters just this week alone.

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