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On road diesel.
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Ron/PA    Posted 10-07-2004 at 05:38:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
We're paying right around $2.20 per gallon around here.
With a max load, the puts the fuel cost at about 50 per mile.
There are guys running for 85 per mile. Leaving 35 for driver pay, and that's a poor pay, how do they buy oil, tires, or minor repairs?
Looks to me like there will soon be a very large assortment of trucks available to make some good yuppie campers out of.
If nothing else, it sure gives the IRS something to do in the off season. They have really increased their dyed fuel check points on the east coast.

A trucker......    Posted 10-07-2004 at 06:36:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
getting caught around here with dyed-diesel fuel in his tank/s will get hit with a $1000.00 per gallon Fine for the full capacity of the tank/tanks. Easy money for the State Goobermint!!!

What's the deal with dye?    Posted 10-07-2004 at 08:07:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
What does the dye do/not do?

Just curious.

- Peanut

toolman    Posted 10-07-2004 at 10:27:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
not sure how they add it now but when i used to deliver fuel, i would have a bunch of packages like kool aid packs and you would add them to the tank s in farmers yards, i knew most of the farmers and knew they like to use both gas and deisl for other than farming, so i never added any, at the end of the week i just throw boxes full away, cutomers were happy, govt. wasn,t any the wiser and i was their favorite delivery

Bob    Posted 10-07-2004 at 08:12:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clear fuel has had "road tax" paid on it, to the State and Feds.

When fuel is sold (for heating oil or off-highway use), without the dealer collecting road tax red dye is added to make any attempt to run it in on-highway vehicles to get out of paying road tax easily detectable.

Bob/Ont    Posted 10-07-2004 at 08:52:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
And if they catch you they charge you tax on all of the fuel the vehicle would have used in it's life by the odometer reading.
Later Bob

rhouston    Posted 10-07-2004 at 09:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always drive in reverse ????

Peanut    Posted 10-07-2004 at 08:55:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow. That sounds real painful to the checkbook.

Thanks Bob.

Ennis    Posted 10-07-2004 at 15:03:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
the newest thing is burning used cooking oil so I guess there will be a large exise tax on that soon

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