In recent months we have seen the price of diesel fuel ballooning through the roof. Since we set our prices for 2013 diesel fuel has increased over 25%. All indications are that the price will only continue to increase. As you can see this puts a lot of pressure on our company. Many in our industry have resorted to fuel surcharges. We feel this is unfair as it forces all customers to bare the same burden no matter how much diesel fuel is burned to service their orders. Instead we have begun enforcing a holding time policy. Currently you are allotted 10 minutes per yard plus 30 minutes from the time the truck arrives until he returns. So for example if you order 8 yards, you have 10 minutes x 8 + 30 minutes or 110 minutes to send the mixer back. If the time exceeds the allotted minutes you will be charged $90 per hour. We feel this a fair way to help offset the high cost of diesel fuel as it askes those who use the most fuel to pay more. As always if you have questions or concerns please contact us.