how do you purchase your fuel

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by tinys trucking, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. ShortBusKid

    ShortBusKid Heavy Load Member

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    If you only ran in CA and purchased all your fuel in CA then something is wrong with your calculations. You couldn't owe money because you would have paid 100% of the tax at the pump. CA doesn't have a surcharge so this can't be right.
     
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  3. BoazTrucker

    BoazTrucker Light Load Member

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    Well I know what I know, and thats how to save money, so ill keep doing what I do, and still save money.

    Grizzly, will keep saying what he will, and ill keep doing what ill do.
     
  4. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    I Use Cash.. Green Stamps......AND that occasional angry driver Selling fuel off his Bosses Card for $2 bucks a Gallon
     
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  5. Stinky Dairy Air

    Stinky Dairy Air Light Load Member

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    Com Data card that's been provided by the company.
     
  6. Dr_Fandango44

    Dr_Fandango44 Road Train Member

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    No matter what, there's always somebody in your pocket, picking it as in the yearly fee to NASTC. NASTC is no different from others who take advantage of us, in one shape or form. However it's the best card out there for discounts, unless I pump at one if our terminals. OOIDA is only good for a short period of time, other than that, it's sporadic at best.
    FYI, there's plenty of posts/threads on this topic.
     
  7. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    So, you expect NASTC to work for free while running their fuel network? Who did you call at TA/Petro to get similar discounts? Nobody, I'm guessing.
     
  8. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    You're not saving money that way. You just think you are.

    If you burn 200 gallons in a state, you pay 200 gallons worth of tax at the state's tax rate. Whether you pay it at the pump, under pay it, over pay it, etc, you still pay the same amount at the end of the quarter.

    This idea that somehow you're saving money because you don't 'owe' anything at the end of the quarter is idiocy. You 'owe' Gallons Burnt X State Tax. Just because Uncle Sam lets you bank some at the pump doesn't mean you're not owing it.

    You fell into the same trap so many others do. You're thinking the IFTA report is 'all you owe' at the end of the quarter.
     
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  9. tinys trucking

    tinys trucking Bobtail Member

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    If I buy fuel at 3.79 a gallon in md and buy it at 3.79 in pa my pa fuel is actually cheaper as there tax is .12 more per gallon. this is what I meant about playing the ifta game.
     
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  11. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    Okay. That is correct.

    Some people think, though, that fueling 3.92 in PA is better than 3.79 in MD. When they're actually paying 1cpg more. Their fuel tax cost is the same. Because they have a credit at the end of the quarter doesn't mean they paid the least in diesel and fuel tax. Just that they've paid too much to the government while not employing the cheapest diesel prices.
     
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