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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. Visit eia.gov to view this chart of the national averages for diesel and gasonline. 
  2. Highlight 2 lines. Look under the appropriate year and highlight under Motor Gasoline, Regular and 2nd is On-Highway Diesel Fuel
  3. Look under previous month and that is the correct price to use. (example: use October for the November billing period)
  4. 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.
  5. 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%