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MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 31, 2008 8:26 PM

With the out of control price of gas, more companies than ever are charging a fuel surcharge. Are there any flooring installers out there who, because of the rising cost of gas are now forced to charge a fuel or trip charge?
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ScottSummers
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Posted: September 8, 2008 3:22 AM

RE: Trip Charge
I have been adding a $10.00 charge to all of my bid jobs for several months now. I put an apology right in the description column of my proposals that says "unfortunate but necessary." I have not had any complaints from customers. Everyone knows it's tough right now. The retailers I work for have not come around yet, so I make even less money working for the shops, but this is just more reason to seek out my own work.
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