Problems at the pump

Features - Smart Fuel

We surveyed more than 100 contractors to find out what challenges they were facing.

September 1, 2014

Rising fuel prices are an issue all landscape contractors have to deal with.

But how they are doing it varies throughout the industry. It’s clear the topic is on the mind of contractors but not dominating how they approach it budget-wise. More than a third of you felt it was important enough to pass some of the cost to customers by adding a fuel charge, but most contractors kept it less than $10.

Read on to get more of a feeling for the industry’s fuel-buying strategies.

You can also turn to page 13 for more fuel research. We'll also be sharing more of our findings in future issues of Lawn & Landscape.


Keep an eye out for our October issue where we will cover alternative fuels and share our research on the topic.