Or you can backup a bit and thank the man from Plains, Georgia for deregulating the airline, trucking, and rail industries and starting the deregulation of oil which was finished under Rayguy. Back on topic though, I count myself lucky in that I have a job that reimburses me the IRS 2008 rate of 50.5 cents per mile for using my personal vehicle for business use. The rate is intended to cover fixed and variable costs of operating a vehicle including fuel. I usually drive enough business miles on a monthly basis to cover fuel costs for both business and non-business driving, including fishing. It’s getting ugly though. I read in the paper where a food bank in Kitsap County had a hole drilled in the 30-gallon fuel tank of their delivery truck. The culprits got away with some fuel but most of it leaked to the underlying soil. Not only is the food bank out the fuel, they have to repair the truck and pay for the cleanup of the spill. Just another thing to worry about when leaving your car to go fishing.