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Friends Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Club Message Board › Carpooling guidelines

Carpooling guidelines

Group Organizer
Tempe, AZ
Post #: 8
What are the guidelines for carpooling?

Friends Hiking Club has come up with an easy to understand and fair method for sharing costs when carpooling to an event from the meeting spot. It is suggested that Carpool mileages be listed on the events details per round trip when submitting hike write-ups.

In order to ensure that our drivers do not endure an undue financial hardship, the Club’s per mile recommendation is now $.15 per mile. For example, if the carpool mileage is listed at 100 R/T, then each passenger riding in the vehicle would contribute to the driver $15. This will not only cover the driver's fuel costs, but also depreciation, vehicle cleaning, wear and tear, tires, etc.
For example, in 2013 AAA has calculated that the cost to operate a 'medium' sedan as $.61 per mile with fuel priced at $3.48.
This does not include the higher expenses associated with HIGH CLEARANCE TRUCKS or SUV’s that carry more and can get into the trail-heads we often use. These Trucks/SUV's cost $.77.3 per mile to operate . AAA

Even the stingy IRS mileage allowance is $.56.5 per mile.

Consider this simple fact ... If I drive this week and collect $15 from you, and NEXT week you drive and you collect $15 - Guess what?! It comes out evenly - just the way it supposed to.

This is a guideline - If the driver cares to deviate from this guideline, that is their prerogative, but it should be discussed beforehand. Please be fair.

The definition of a carpool is "A group of drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers". Please share the burden when possible!
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