I knew you even after I explained to you the business logic you would still not accept it Gunny but for me - it works and it is a single hourly rate + 15% service charge. I sub out an average of 6 to 10 runs a day all over the United States and when I get my total bill from 80% of all other companies I am throughly annoyed. Almost every single invoice I get has anywhere from four to seven line item charges including things like, "fuel surcharge", airport tax, STC, Early morning surcharge, gratuity, PUC Tax" etc. I mean, really, what is STC? If you ask ten different operators you will get ten different answers on what it is. I choose - SCREW THE CUSTOMER.
For instance, I pay a $3.00 airport tax for every airport pickup. I don't line item it. It is in the price. I don't charge $6 for parking at the airport - it is in the price. That whole charging tax for the PUC is humorous. The PUC is not taxing the passenger. They tax limo companies and it is an overhead cost. In my pricing it is passed on in the hourly charge. So, my point is, I should get some points for that Gunny because the whole limo world is full of line item charges pushing the whole $90 an hour thing to $130 by the time it is all said and done. I have two charges. The base rate + 15% so in my opinion I offer a better, more true quote than my non-slick competitors that charge the base rate + + + and end up annoying the client.
Again, it comes down to marketing the price, saving a boatload on Workers Comp premiums and dealing with the tax man through documentation of tips earned and paid.