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PPG Increases Delivery Surcharge "Scale"

PPG Auto Glass announced today that effective July 1, 2008, it will increase "the scale of [its] delivery surcharge." According to a notification sent to shops today via e-mail, the surcharge will increase in 75-cent increments, "should gas exceed an average of $4 per gallon."

The notification notes that the surcharge will remain unchanged if the average price of gas falls below $4 per gallon. According to PPG, it bases the surcharge on the Department of Energy's reported average regular grade gas prices. (CLICK HERE to visit the DOE's website.)

PPG attributes the increase to "the unforeseen escalation in fuel prices."

The following chart demonstrates the revised delivery surcharge scale:

DOE

Month-End

Cost Per Gallon

Fuel Surcharge Per

Delivery

$2.00
$2.24
$1.00
$2.25
$2.49
$1.50
$2.50
$2.74
$2.00
$2.75
$2.99
$2.50
$3.00
$3.24
$3.00
$3.25
$3.49
$3.50
$3.50
$3.74
$4.00
$3.75
$3.99
$4.50
$4.00
$4.24
$5.25
$4.25
$4.49
$6.00
$4.50
$4.74
$6.75
$4.75
$4.99
$7.50
$5.00
$5.24
$8.25
$5.25
$5.49
$9.00
$5.50
$5.74
$9.75
$5.75
$5.99
$10.50

CLICK HERE for the full text of the announcement from PPG.

CLICK HERE for a related story about the trickle-down effects of fuel prices on the automotive repair industry.

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