Carload Mileage Based Standard HDF Fuel Surcharge

Union Pacific's carload mileage based standard HDF fuel surcharge program is based on the Department of Energy (DOE) On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price (US Average). Information about actual fuel surcharges applied and details about the program are included below.

This fuel surcharge program will apply as follows:

  • Fuel surcharge will be adjusted on a monthly basis.
  • The basis for the surcharge will be determined by the U.S. Average price of DOE On-Highway Diesel Fuel for a calendar month, as reported weekly on the U.S. Department of Energy website.
  • In the event the average monthly price of Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel, equals or exceeds $2.30 per gallon, a surcharge beginning at $0.05 per mile will apply.
  • For every five cent increase above $2.30 per gallon, the surcharge applied will increase by $0.01 per mile. See the threshold schedule for more details.
  • When the average DOE price drops below $2.30 per gallon, no fuel surcharge will apply.
  • The surcharge will be billed to applicable shipments beginning the second month following the month on which the DOE average price calculation was based. (Example: the average reported DOE price for the month of February 2007 would determine the fuel surcharge applied throughout the month of April 2007.)
  • PC*Miler Rail product (FNII) will be used to calculate total miles. If interline price routing is involved, mileages will be calculated via the revenue route junction(s) of the price used to rate the shipments.
  • Fractions of dollars resulting from the application of a fuel surcharge will be dropped if less than fifty (50) cents and increased to the next whole dollar if fifty (50) cents or more.

This surcharge became effective with shipments billed on or after April 26, 2007. The surcharge will initially apply to most Union Pacific regulated public pricing documents for local and interline freight movements.

The fuel surcharge will be applied to the line haul freight charge(s) that make reference to this fuel cost recovery program.

This program does not affect UP's existing Intermodal surcharge program.

The DOE price is reported weekly on the U.S. Department of Energy website.

Fuel Surcharge Rate

Month Applied Surcharge
Applied
Basis month HDF Avg.
monthly price
Nov 2019 19 cents/mile Sep 2019 $3.016
Oct 2019 19 cents/mile Aug 2019 $3.005
Sep 2019 19 cents/mile Jul 2019 $3.045
Aug 2019 20 cents/mile Jun 2019 $3.089
Jul 2019 22 cents/mile May 2019 $3.161
Jun 2019 21 cents/mile Apr 2019 $3.121
May 2019 20 cents/mile Mar 2019 $3.076
Apr 2019 18 cents/mile Feb 2019 $2.997
Mar 2019 18 cents/mile Jan 2019 $2.980
Feb 2019 21 cents/mile Dec 2018 $3.123
Jan 2019 25 cents/mile Nov 2018 $3.300
Dec 2018 26 cents/mile Oct 2018 $3.365
Nov 2018 24 cents/mile Sep 2018 $3.262
Oct 2018 23 cents/mile Aug 2018 $3.218
Sep 2018 23 cents/mile Jul 2018 $3.233
Aug 2018 24 cents/mile Jun 2018 $3.253
Jul 2018 23 cents/mile May 2018 $3.244
Jun 2018 20 cents/mile Apr 2018 $3.096
May 2018 18 cents/mile Mar 2018 $2.988
Apr 2018 19 cents/mile Feb 2018 $3.046
Mar 2018 19 cents/mile Jan 2018 $3.018
Feb 2018 17 cents/mile Dec 2017 $2.909
Jan 2018 17 cents/mile Nov 2017 $2.909
Dec 2017 14 cents/mile Oct 2017 $2.794
Nov 2017 14 cents/mile Sep 2017 $2.785
Oct 2017 10 cents/mile Aug 2017 $2.595
Sep 2017 8 cents/mile Jul 2017 $2.496
Aug 2017 9 cents/mile Jun 2017 $2.511
Jul 2017 10 cents/mile May 2017 $2.560
Jun 2017 10 cents/mile Apr 2017 $2.583
May 2017 10 cents/mile Mar 2017 $2.554
Apr 2017 10 cents/mile Feb 2017 $2.568
Mar 2017 10 cents/mile Jan 2017 $2.580
Feb 2017 9 cents/mile Dec 2016 $2.510
Jan 2017 7 cents/mile Nov 2016 $2.439