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.
  • 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.
  • The surcharge will 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 Union Pacific's 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
Sep 2022 68 cents/mile Jul 2022 $5.486
Aug 2022 74 cents/mile Jun 2022 $5.754
Jul 2022 70 cents/mile May 2022 $5.571
Jun 2022 61 cents/mile Apr 2022 $5.120
May 2022 61 cents/mile Mar 2022 $5.105
Apr 2022 39 cents/mile Feb 2022 $4.032
Mar 2022 33 cents/mile Jan 2022 $3.724
Feb 2022 31 cents/mile Dec 2021 $3.641
Jan 2022 33 cents/mile Nov 2021 $3.727
Dec 2021 31 cents/mile Oct 2021 $3.612
Nov 2021 26 cents/mile Sep 2021 $3.384
Oct 2021 26 cents/mile Aug 2021 $3.350
Sep 2021 25 cents/mile Jul 2021 $3.339
Aug 2021 24 cents/mile Jun 2021 $3.287
Jul 2021 23 cents/mile May 2021 $3.217
Jun 2021 21 cents/mile Apr 2021 $3.130
May 2021 22 cents/mile Mar 2021 $3.152
Apr 2021 15 cents/mile Feb 2021 $2.847
Mar 2021 12 cents/mile Jan 2021 $2.681
Feb 2021 10 cents/mile Dec 2020 $2.585
Jan 2021 7 cents/mile Nov 2020 $2.432
Dec 2020 6 cents/mile Oct 2020 $2.389
Nov 2020 7 cents/mile Sep 2020 $2.414
Oct 2020 7 cents/mile Aug 2020 $2.429
Sep 2020 7 cents/mile Jul 2020 $2.434
Aug 2020 7 cents/mile Jun 2020 $2.408
Jul 2020 6 cents/mile May 2020 $2.392
Jun 2020 8 cents/mile Apr 2020 $2.493
May 2020 13 cents/mile Mar 2020 $2.729
Apr 2020 17 cents/mile Feb 2020 $2.910
Mar 2020 19 cents/mile Jan 2020 $3.048
Feb 2020 20 cents/mile Dec 2019 $3.055
Jan 2020 20 cents/mile Nov 2019 $3.069