Carload Rate Based Standard HDF Fuel Surcharge

Union Pacific's carload rate 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 $1.35 per gallon, a surcharge beginning at 1.5% will apply.
  • For every five cent increase above $1.35 per gallon, the surcharge applied will increase by 0.5%. See the threshold schedule for more details.
  • When the average DOE price drops below $1.35 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.)
  • 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 June 1, 2003. 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
WTI Avg. monthly price
Sep 2022 42.5% Jul 2022 $5.486 $99.36
Aug 2022 45.5% Jun 2022 $5.754 $114.34
Jul 2022 43.5% May 2022 $5.571 $109.26
Jun 2022 39.0% Apr 2022 $5.120 $101.64
May 2022 39.0% Mar 2022 $5.105 $108.26
Apr 2022 28.0% Feb 2022 $4.032 $91.63
Mar 2022 25.0% Jan 2022 $3.724 $82.98
Feb 2022 24.0% Dec 2021 $3.641 $71.61
Jan 2022 25.0% Nov 2021 $3.727 $78.65
Dec 2021 24.0% Oct 2021 $3.612 $81.22
Nov 2021 21.5% Sep 2021 $3.384 $71.54
Oct 2021 21.5% Aug 2021 $3.350 $67.71
Sep 2021 21.0% Jul 2021 $3.339 $72.43
Aug 2021 20.5% Jun 2021 $3.287 $71.35
Jul 2021 20.0% May 2021 $3.217 $65.16
Jun 2021 19.0% Apr 2021 $3.130 $61.70
May 2021 19.5% Mar 2021 $3.152 $62.36
Apr 2021 16.0% Feb 2021 $2.847 $59.06
Mar 2021 14.5% Jan 2021 $2.681 $52.10
Feb 2021 13.5% Dec 2020 $2.585 $47.07
Jan 2021 12.0% Nov 2020 $2.432 $41.35
Dec 2020 11.5% Oct 2020 $2.389 $39.48
Nov 2020 12.0% Sep 2020 $2.414 $39.63
Oct 2020 12.0% Aug 2020 $2.429 $42.39
Sep 2020 12.0% Jul 2020 $2.434 $40.76
Aug 2020 12.0% Jun 2020 $2.408 $38.30
Jul 2020 11.5% May 2020 $2.392 $28.55
Jun 2020 12.5% Apr 2020 $2.493 $16.70
May 2020 15.0% Mar 2020 $2.729 $30.45
Apr 2020 17.0% Feb 2020 $2.910 $50.54
Mar 2020 18.0% Jan 2020 $3.048 $57.53
Feb 2020 18.5% Dec 2019 $3.055 $59.79
Jan 2020 18.5% Nov 2019 $3.069 $57.07