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Fuel Surcharge

The price of fuel is a big factor in the cost of moving shipments. When fuel prices are high, we apply a fuel surcharge, a percent of the net charges, to the bill. When fuel prices are low, we reduce the net charges by a specified percent.

Monthly Fuel Surcharge Procedure

How to get info needed to get fuel surcharge information for carriers.

  1. Go to www.eia.doe.gov
  2. Look to the left of page and click on Petroleum
  3. Under reports, click on Weekly Petroleum Status Report
  4. Go to report #17, US Retail Motor Gasoline and On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices, 2004   to Present, and click on PDF file.
  5. Print report #17.
  6. Highlight 2 lines. Look under the appropriate year and highlight under Motor Gasoline, Regular and 2nd is On-Highway Diesel Fuel
  7. Look under previous month and that is the correct price to use. (example: use October for the November billing period)
  8. Use the Fuel Surcharge Table (see below) for both gas and diesel and apply the correct percentage amount for each product by taking the monthly price and applying it into the proper range.
  9. There is a minimum 4% fuel surcharge.

 

Fuel Surcharge Chart

GASOLINE DIESEL
Minimium Charge 4.00% Minimium Charge 4.00%
RANGE RANGE
More Than Less Than Percent to Add More Than Less Than Percent to Add
$2.14 $2.24 5.00% $2.26 $2.36 5.00%
$2.24 $2.34 6.00% $2.36 $2.46 6.00%
$2.34 $2.44 7.00% $2.46 $2.56 7.00%
$2.44 $2.54 8.00% $2.56 $2.66 8.00%
$2.54 $2.64 9.00% $2.66 $2.76 9.00%
$2.64 $2.74 10.00% $2.76 $2.86 10.00%
$2.74 $2.84 11.00% $2.86 $2.96 11.00%
$2.84 $2.94 12.00% $2.96 $3.06 12.00%
$2.94 $3.04 13.00% $3.06 $3.16 13.00%
$3.04 $3.14 14.00% $3.16 $3.26 14.00%
$3.14 $3.24 15.00% $3.26 $3.36 15.00%
$3.24 $3.34 16.00% $3.36 $3.46 16.00%
$3.34 $3.44 17.00% $3.46 $3.56 17.00%
$3.44 $3.54 18.00% $3.56 $3.66 18.00%
$3.54 $3.64 19.00% $3.66 $3.76 19.00%
$3.64 $3.74 20.00% $3.76 $3.86 20.00%
$3.74 $3.84 21.00% $3.86 $3.93 21.00%
$3.84 $3.94 22.00% $3.96 $4.06 22.00%
$4.04 $4.14 23.00% $4.06 $4.16 23.00%
$4.14 $4.24 24.00% $4.16 $4.26 24.00%
$4.24 $4.34 25.00% $4.26 $4.36 25.00%
$4.34 $4.44 26.00% $4.36 $4.46 26.00%
$4.44 $4.54 27.00% $4.46 $4.56 27.00%
$4.54 $4.64 28.00% $4.56 $4.66 28.00%
$4.64 $4.74 29.00% $4.66 $4.76 29.00%
$4.74 $4.84 30.00% $4.76 $4.86 30.00%