Fuel Surcharge

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  1. Tex909

    Tex909 Bobtail Member

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    I am starting a new company with my brothers, how does the fuel surcharge work?
     
  2. truckinpa16

    truckinpa16 Light Load Member

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    its basically a charge to your shipper if the rate of fuel goes above 1.25 per gallon i have a number i will be able to get to night if u would want it that you call and it gives you the surcharge for the region then u multiply that by the miles of the trip
     
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    I would appreciate it.
     
  4. BearGator56

    BearGator56 <strong>"The G stands for GOOD!"</strong>

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    Since we'll never see $1.25 a gallon again, I would try to make a rate based on current fuel prices. I created a formula that is based on my truck's MPG's and CPM. If you can come up with a per mile rate that will cover your costs and the customer agrees to, then a fuel surcharge may not be necessary.

    In any case... Here's a good link to help you:

    http://www.tbabz.com/AssessingFuelSurcharge.htm
     
  5. truckinpa16

    truckinpa16 Light Load Member

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    tex the number is as follows call and follow the step by step instructions i believe diesal is number 1 then it gives you the rate for your part of the country just run it by how many miles the trip is and then multiply it its not gonna seem like much money but it will help some what 202-586-6966
     
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    BearGator56 <strong>"The G stands for GOOD!"</strong>

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    Here's the link that goes with that phone number. It's the Dept. of Energy:
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/wohdp/diesel.asp