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
Nov 2019 18.0% Sep 2019 $3.016 $57.09
Oct 2019 18.0% Aug 2019 $3.005 $54.84
Sep 2019 18.0% Jul 2019 $3.045 $57.55
Aug 2019 18.5% Jun 2019 $3.089 $54.71
Jul 2019 19.5% May 2019 $3.161 $60.87
Jun 2019 19.0% Apr 2019 $3.121 $63.87
May 2019 18.5% Mar 2019 $3.076 $58.17
Apr 2019 17.5% Feb 2019 $2.997 $54.98
Mar 2019 17.5% Jan 2019 $2.980 $51.55
Feb 2019 19.0% Dec 2018 $3.123 $48.98
Jan 2019 21.0% Nov 2018 $3.300 $56.69
Dec 2018 21.5% Oct 2018 $3.365 $70.76
Nov 2018 20.5% Sep 2018 $3.262 $70.08
Oct 2018 20.0% Aug 2018 $3.218 $67.85
Sep 2018 20.0% Jul 2018 $3.233 $70.58
Aug 2018 20.5% Jun 2018 $3.253 $67.32
Jul 2018 20.0% May 2018 $3.244 $69.98
Jun 2018 18.5% Apr 2018 $3.096 $66.33
May 2018 17.5% Mar 2018 $2.988 $62.77
Apr 2018 18.0% Feb 2018 $3.046 $62.18
Mar 2018 18.0% Jan 2018 $3.018 $63.66
Feb 2018 17.0% Dec 2017 $2.909 $57.95 
Jan 2018 17.0% Nov 2017 $2.909 $56.66
Dec 2017 15.5% Oct 2017 $2.794 $51.59
Nov 2017 15.5% Sep 2017 $2.785 $49.88
Oct 2017 13.5% Aug 2017 $2.595 $48.07 
Sep 2017 12.5% Jul 2017 $2.496 $46.68 
Aug 2017 13.0% Jun 2017 $2.511 $45.20
Jul 2017 13.5% May 2017 $2.560 $48.54 
Jun 2017 13.5% Apr 2017 $2.583 $51.12 
May 2017 13.5% Mar 2017 $2.554 $49.67 
Apr 2017 13.5% Feb 2017 $2.568 $53.46
Mar 2017 13.5% Jan 2017 $2.580 $52.61 
Feb 2017 13.0% Dec 2016 $2.510 $52.17 
Jan 2017 12.0% Nov 2016 $2.439 $45.76