I get gasoline at Hess most often, their prices the lowest in my neck of the woods. While there today, I chatted with a landscaper from Carmel who said he shells out $100/DAY to fill up his truck. I asked if he passed along any costs to his clients and he said no, he didn’t feel that was right.
My landscaper did charge us a fuel surcharge a couple of years ago, a modest sum that didn’t bother me. I felt it was important that I helped the mom and pop businesses stay afloat, and if by paying a surcharge when the fuel prices are high, then so be it. I suspect this year my landscaper will have to do the same.