The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

High Gas Prices May Force Fleets to Add Surcharges

April 01, 2005

BAXTER, AR – Many service, repair, and basic delivery fleets may begin to pass higher fuel costs onto consumers in the form of higher rates or higher prices on goods. For instance, IESI Corp., a solid waste management company that does business in eight states, has added a floating surcharge to monthly bills to customers, according to a report in the Baxter Bulletin.

In another example, Super Shuttle operates 141 vans and small buses for airport transportation in and around Washington, D.C. The company’s basic prices are set by airport and state regulators. Drivers lose hundreds of dollars a week as gas prices rise. The independent contractors who drive the shuttles hope more people will get out of their cars and into shuttles to help offset increasing fuel expenditures, according to a NBC News affiliate in Washington, D.C.

The city of Elizabethton, Tenn., said combined fuel costs for March will exceed $20,000, the highest monthly bill ever, according to a report in the Elizabethton Star.

Municipal governments are exempt from state and federal taxes on motor vehicle fuel. The city received a low bid of $1.3775 for gasoline and $1.54 for diesel fuel for the month of March. That price could jump by as much as 25 cents, according to the report.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

Saab, or Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (Swedish Aircraft Company), was founded in 1937 as an aircraft manufacturer and revealed its first prototype passenger car 10 years later after the formation of the Saab Car Division.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher