A Good Way to Manage Fuel Surcharges

Posted on November 20, 2008 by LCT Magazine

ADAPTING CHARGES: Eli Darland of Rare Form Limousine in Bellevue, Wash., posted a response to my question about fuel surcharges and how they're affected by dropping gas prices. He had this helpful comment: "Using the FedEx or UPS formula based on your local filling station price can help standardize fuel surcharges for your area in a way that the average person can understand (and research). The charts and systems for implementing them can be found on the company's respective websites." If you want to see the fuel surcharge information he's talking about, go here for FedEx and here for UPS. And let us know what you think. -- J.L.

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