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 AppliedSurcharge
Basis monthHDF Avg.
monthly price
WTI Avg. Monthly Price
Nov 201820.5%Sep 2018$3.262$70.08
Oct 201820.0%Aug 2018$3.218$67.85
Sep 201820.0%Jul 2018$3.233$70.58
Aug 201820.5%Jun 2018$3.253$67.32
Jul 201820.0%May 2018$3.244$69.98
Jun 201818.5%Apr 2018$3.096$66.33
May 201817.5%Mar 2018$2.988$62.77
Apr 201818.0%Feb 2018$3.046$62.18
Mar 201818.0%Jan 2018$3.018$63.66
Feb 201817.0%Dec 2017$2.909$57.95 
Jan 201817.0%Nov 2017$2.909$56.66
Dec 201715.5%Oct 2017$2.794$51.59
Nov 201715.5%Sep 2017$2.785$49.88
Oct 201713.5%Aug 2017$2.595$48.07 
Sep 201712.5%Jul 2017$2.496$46.68 
Aug 201713.0%Jun 2017$2.511$45.20
Jul 201713.5%May 2017$2.560$48.54 
Jun 201713.5%Apr 2017$2.583$51.12 
May 201713.5%Mar 2017$2.554$49.67 
Apr 201713.5%Feb 2017$2.568$53.46
Mar 201713.5%Jan 2017$2.580$52.61 
Feb 201713.0%Dec 2016$2.510$52.17 
Jan 201712.0%Nov 2016$2.439$45.76 
Dec 201612.5%Oct 2016$2.454$49.94
Nov 201611.5%Sep 2016$2.394$45.23
Oct 201611.5%Aug 2016$2.351$44.80
Sep 201612.0%Jul 2016$2.405$44.80
Aug 201612.0%Jun 2016$2.423$48.85 
Jul 201611.0%May 2016$2.315$46.80 
Jun 20169.5%Apr 2016$2.152$41.12 
May 20168.5%Mar 2016$2.090$37.96 
Apr 20167.5%Feb 2016$1.998$30.62
Mar 20169.0%Jan 2016$2.143$31.78
Feb 201611.0%Dec 2015$2.309$37.33
Jan 201612.5%Nov 2015$2.467$42.92 
Dec 201513.0%Oct 2015$2.519$46.29
Nov 201513.0%Sep 2015$2.505$45.47 
Oct 201513.5%Aug 2015$2.595$42.89 
Sep 201515.5%July 2015$2.788$50.93 
Aug 201516.5%June 2015$2.873$59.83
Jul 201516.5%May 2015$2.888$59.37 
Jun 201515.5%Apr 2015$2.782$54.43
May 2015 16.5% Mar 2015 $2.897 $47.85
Apr 201516.5%Feb 2015$2.858$50.72
Mar 201517.5%Jan 2015$2.997$47.33 
Feb 201522.0%Dec 2014$3.411$59.29 
Jan 201524.0%Nov 2014$3.647$75.81