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 Web site (www.eia.doe.gov).
  • 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 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 will become 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 Web site.

Fuel Surcharge Rate

Month Applied Surcharge
Applied
Basis month HDF Avg.
monthly price
Jan2015 31 cents/mile Nov 2014 $3.647
Dec 2014 32 cents/mile Oct 2014 $3.681
Nov 2014 34 cents/mile Sep 2014 $3.792
Oct 2014 35 cents/mile Aug 2014 $3.838
Sep 2014 36 cents/mile Jul 2014 $3.884
Aug 2014 37 cents/mile Jun 2014 $3.906
Jul 2014 37 cents/mile May 2014 $3.943
Jun 2014 38 cents/mile Apr 2014 $3.964
May 2014 39 cents/mile Mar 2014 $4.003
Apr 2014 38 cents/mile Feb 2014 $3.984
Mar 2014 36 cents/mile Jan 2014 $3.893
Feb 2014 36 cents/mile Dec 2013 $3.882
Jan 2014 35 cents/mile Nov 2013 $3.839
Dec 2013 36 cents/mile Oct 2013 $3.885
Nov 2013 38 cents/mile Sep 2013 $3.961
Oct 2013 37 cents/mile Aug 2013 $3.905
Sep 2013 36 cents/mile Jul 2013 $3.866
Aug 2013 35 cents/mile Jun 2013 $3.849
Jul 2013 36 cents/mile May 2013 $3.870
Jun 2013 37 cents/mile Apr 2013 $3.930
May 2013 40 cents/mile Mar 2013 $4.068
Apr 2013 41 cents/mile Feb 2013 $4.111
Mar 2013 37 cents/mile Jan 2013 $3.909
Feb 2013 38 cents/mile Dec 2012 $3.961
Jan 2013 39 cents/mile Nov 2012 $4.000
Dec 2012 40 cents/mile Oct 2012 $4.094
Nov 2012 41 cents/mile Sep 2012 $4.120
Oct 2012 38 cents/mile Aug 2012 $3.983
Sep 2012 33 cents/mile Jul 2012 $3.721
Aug 2012 34 cents/mile Jun 2012 $3.759
Jul 2012 38 cents/mile May 2012 $3.979
Jun 2012 41 cents/mile Apr 2012 $4.115
May 2012 41 cents/mile Mar 2012 $4.127
Apr 2012 38 cents/mile Feb 2012 $3.953
Mar 2012 35 cents/mile Jan 2012 $3.833
Feb 2012 36 cents/mile Dec 2011 $3.861
Jan 2012 38 cents/mile Nov 2011 $3.962
Dec 2011 34 cents/mile Oct 2011 $3.798
Nov 2011 35 cents/mile Sep 2011 $3.837
Oct 2011 36 cents/mile Aug 2011 $3.860
Sep 2011 37 cents/mile Jul 2011 $3.905
Aug 2011 37 cents/mile Jun 2011 $3.933
Jul 2011 39 cents/mile May 2011 $4.047
Jun 2011 40 cents/mile Apr 2011 $4.064
May 2011 37 cents/mile Mar 2011 $3.905
Apr 2011 30 cents/mile Feb 2011 $3.584
Mar 2011 26 cents/mile Jan 2011 $3.388
Feb 2011 23 cents/mile Dec 2010 $3.243
Jan 2011 21 cents/mile Nov 2010 $3.140
Dec 2010 20 cents/mile Oct 2010 $3.052
Nov 2010 17 cents/mile Sept 2010 $2.946
Oct 2010 18 cents/mile Aug 2010 $2.959
Sept 2010 17 cents/mile Jul 2010 $2.911
Aug 2010 17 cents/mile Jun 2010 $2.948
Jul 2010 20 cents/mile May 2010 $3.069
Jun 2010 20 cents/mile Apr 2010 $3.059
May 2010 17 cents/mile Mar 2010 $2.915
Apr 2010 14 cents/mile Feb 2010 $2.785
Mar 2010 15 cents/mile Jan 2010 $2.845
Feb 2010 13 cents/mile Dec 2009 $2.745
Jan 2010 14 cents/mile Nov 2009 $2.792
Dec 2009 12 cents/mile Oct 2009 $2.672
Nov 2009 11 cents/mile Sept 2009 $2.626
Oct 2009 11 cents/mile Aug 2009 $2.634
Sept 2009 9 cents/mile July 2009 $2.540
Aug 2009 9 cents/mile June 2009 $2.529
July 2009 0 cents/mile May 2009 $2.227
June 2009 0 cents/mile Apr 2009 $2.220
May 2009 0 cents/mile Mar 2009 $2.092
Apr 2009 0 cents/mile Feb 2009 $2.195
Mar 2009 0 cents/mile Jan 2009 $2.292
Feb 2009 7 cents/mile Dec 2008 $2.449
Jan 2009 16 cents/mile Nov 2008 $2.876
Dec 2008 30 cents/mile Oct 2008 $3.576
Nov 2008 39 cents/mile Sept 2008 $4.024
Oct 2008 45 cents/mile Aug 2008 $4.302
Sept 2008 53 cents/mile July 2008 $4.703
Aug 2008 52 cents/mile June 2008 $4.677
July 2008 47 cents/mile May 2008 $4.425
June 2008 40 cents/mile April 2008 $4.084
May 2008 36 cents/mile Mar 2008 $3.881
Apr 2008 26 cents/mile Feb 2008 $3.377
Mar 2008 25 cents/mile Jan 2008 $3.308
Feb 2008 25 cents/mile Dec 2007 $3.341
Jan 2008 26 cents/mile Nov 2007 $3.396
Dec 2007 20 cents/mile Oct 2007 $3.075
Nov 2007 18 cents/mile Sept 2007 $2.953
Oct 2007 16 cents/mile Aug 2007 $2.869
Sept 2007 16 cents/mile July 2007 $2.868
Aug 2007 15 cents/mile June 2007 $2.808
July 2007 14 cents/mile May 2007 $2.796
June 2007 15 cents/mile April 2007 $2.834
May 2007 12 cents/mile March 2007 $2.667
April 2007 8 cents/mile February 2007 $2.488