The pump may not be the only place you feel the pain of high gas prices. That's the topic of the story I'm producing tonight with correspondent Tom Costello. The skyrocketing cost of fuel is affecting many of the commercial sectors of our nation's economy, from pizza to flowers to trash pickup. Businesses are feeling the pinch and passing it on to the customer. The number of gallons of gas used by some of these companies is incredible... one company in our story tonight, EDS Waste in Denver, uses between 700-800 gallons of gas A DAY. One limo company's gas bill has climbed from about $6,000/month to almost $19,000.
While many companies are passing on the costs, others we spoke to are trying desperately to hold off and having it cut into their bottom lines. The bottom line for consumers: it's going to be an expensive summer and not just at the gas station.