Rising cost of fuel affecting delivery businesses - WPDE

From birthdays to anniversaries to special occasions, The Daisy Fair Flowers Shop offers a wide variety of arrangements.

Daved Kinard manages the shop and says right now, they don't charge a $5 delivery fee to hospitals and funeral homes, but that may change as the price of gas steadily increases.

"When you have to fill up 2 to 3 times a week, and you're pumping 50, 60 bucks at a time, you know that cost trickles down and eventually comes down to the customer," said Kinard.

They spend about $400 to $500 a month to fuel their two delivery vans - that's up a significant amount compared to three years ago.

Businesses and citizens alike have to find new ways to deal with spending more to fill up their tanks. The price of gas is expected to reach the $3 mark and stay there for awhile.

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