I hear ya on the gas bill thing. We run 6 full size Ford E350 vans with ladder racks and fully packed to do A/V installs at houses. We avg. $600-1000 a week in 87 octane. We have not raised are service rates yet. We still bill at $95 - 120 per hour per person depending who is requested for a job by a customer. We have been tossing around the Idea of adding a $65 trip charge to cover cost of gas and travel time for the first visit. So for me a 5% increase is nothing and I welcome it.