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Hikes in gas prices force area businesses to consider surcharges

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Another hike in gas prices is draining the wallets of many people. Local delivery businesses in particular are taking are huge hit. They are even having to consider whether or not they need to tack on a gas surcharge. But, without a surcharge many employees of these delivery companies are faced with losing a huge chunk of their paycheck.

Zach Kranz, a delivery worker at an area meal delivery service, says, "I virtually don't take home too much anymore."

With prices continuing to go up Kranz's manager, Shawn Blackwell, says that he may have no choice but to put on put an additional fee on to already existing delivery fees. But, he doesn't want to tack on a surcharge until it is absolutely necessary.
 
"Everybody is going to be cautiously optimistic that those types of things don't have to be applied," says Blackwell.

 

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