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Old 09-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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I started a blasting job this week and it is going great. I live in Utah and was asked to travel to Wyoming and Idaho to blast some of the things at some other sites. I'm excited for the opportunity, but am not sure about billing.

What are appropriate charges to charge the customer for time/travel expenses. I would probably have myself and 2 or 3 others go with me in my Suburban with the trailer in tow. I would imagine we would have to spend the night.

I know when I worked retail I would have to go out of town a lot for meetings and it sucked. Not being at home with my family (and my employees with theirs) at night has to cost something right?

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http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21287

http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=156624,00.html

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those are the amounts to be written off, but what about what's fair to pass on to the customer?
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That is up to you and your overhead. If you are driving a f650 14ft flatbed .50 mile isn't enough, but if you are driving a ranger .50$ might be ok. Milage is supose to cover tires and maintenance as well not just fuel. I can't give you an exact number because your biz is different than mine.

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What about time? I would have to pay employees for the long drive and I could be making money if I weren't driving.
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Yes you should be paying your employee's and your self for travel time. I charge my normal hourly rate, because that is what I would be makeing if I wasn't there. I know another contractor that charges slightly less for travel time but that is loosing out on money IMO.
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What are appropriate charges to charge the customer for time/travel expenses.

Cole's given you some good info...other than that, you have to figure out what the "appropriate charges" would be for your business.

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