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I'm probably going to take a job that's a two hour drive away. Evening return trip could be 2 1/2 hrs depending on traffic. I'm charging the HO 2hrs travel time on top of the usual 8 hr day. I've done this before and always thought this to be a fair charge. What do you think?
 

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At 2 hours away you should be billing per diem for hotel and meals. I usually figure $ 100.00 per day per man based on 2 guys in a room together.

Keep in mind I find a Motel 6, cost $ 49.00 per night 2 guys, give them $ 20.00 each for food and you have a profit to cover some beers
 

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Absolutely, that is a big overhead cost, and if overlooked, it will eat up a huge amount of your profit especially if you have a helper or two :thumbsup:

At 2 hours away you should be billing per diem for hotel and meals. I usually figure $ 100.00 per day per man based on 2 guys in a room together.

Keep in mind I find a Motel 6, cost $ 49.00 per night 2 guys, give them $ 20.00 each for food and you have a profit to cover some beers
 

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At 2 hours away you should be billing per diem for hotel and meals. I usually figure $ 100.00 per day per man based on 2 guys in a room together.

Keep in mind I find a Motel 6, cost $ 49.00 per night 2 guys, give them $ 20.00 each for food and you have a profit to cover some beers
I get 35 a day per diam, and a hotel. I work 3 hours away, no pay for travel time.
 

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I'm probably going to take a job that's a two hour drive away. Evening return trip could be 2 1/2 hrs depending on traffic. I'm charging the HO 2hrs travel time on top of the usual 8 hr day. I've done this before and always thought this to be a fair charge. What do you think?
Heavy traffic
Construction barrels
Road ragers
Accident delay ahead
Flat tire

I dunno.....................
 
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