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

Fuel Surcharge Rate

Month Applied Surcharge
Applied
Basis month HDF Avg.
monthly price
Dec 2014 24.5% Oct 2014 $3.681
Nov 2014 25.5% Sep 2014 $3.792
Oct 2014 26.0% Aug 2014 $3.838
Sep 2014 26.5% Jul 2014 $3.884
Aug 2014 27.0% Jun 2014 $3.906
Jul 2014 27.0% May 2014 $3.943
Jun 2014 27.5% Apr 2014 $3.964
May 2014 28.0% Mar 2014 $4.003
Apr 2014 27.5% Feb 2014 $3.984
Mar 2014 26.5% Jan 2014 $3.893
Feb 2014 26.5% Dec 2013 $3.882
Jan 2014 26.0% Nov 2013 $3.839
Dec 2013 26.5% Oct 2013 $3.885
Nov 2013 27.5% Sep 2013 $3.961
Oct 2013 27.0% Aug 2013 $3.905
Sep 2013 26.5% Jul 2013 $3.866
Aug 2013 26.0% Jun 2013 $3.849
Jul 2013 26.5% May 2013 $3.870
Jun 2013 27.0% Apr 2013 $3.930
May 2013 28.5% Mar 2013 $4.068
Apr 2013 29.0% Feb 2013 $4.111
Mar 2013 27.0% Jan 2013 $3.909
Feb 2013 27.5% Dec 2012 $3.961
Jan 2013 28.0% Nov 2012 $4.000
Dec 2012 28.5% Oct 2012 $4.094
Nov 2012 29.0% Sep 2012 $4.120
Oct 2012 27.5% Aug 2012 $3.983
Sep 2012 25.0% Jul 2012 $3.721
Aug 2012 25.5% Jun 2012 $3.759
Jul 2012 27.5% May 2012 $3.979
Jun 2012 29.0% Apr 2012 $4.115
May 2012 29.0% Mar 2012 $4.127
Apr 2012 27.5% Feb 2012 $3.953
Mar 2012 26.0% Jan 2012 $3.833
Feb 2012 26.5% Dec 2011 $3.861
Jan 2012 27.5% Nov 2011 $3.962
Dec 2011 25.5% Oct 2011 $3.798
Nov 2011 26.0% Sep 2011 $3.837
Oct 2011 26.5% Aug 2011 $3.860
Sep 2011 27.0% Jul 2011 $3.905
Aug 2011 27.0% Jun 2011 $3.933
Jul 2011 28.0% May 2011 $4.047
Jun 2011 28.5% Apr 2011 $4.064
May 2011 27.0% Mar 2011 $3.905
Apr 2011 23.5% Feb 2011 $3.584
Mar 2011 21.5% Jan 2011 $3.388
Feb 2011 20.0% Dec 2010 $3.243
Jan 2011 19.0% Nov 2010 $3.140
Dec 2010 18.5% Oct 2010 $3.052
Nov 2010 17.0% Sept 2010 $2.946
Oct 2010 17.5% Aug 2010 $2.959
Sept 2010 17.0% Jul 2010 $2.911
Aug 2010 17.0% Jun 2010 $2.948
Jul 2010 18.5% May 2010 $3.069
Jun 2010 18.5% Apr 2010 $3.059
May 2010 17.0% Mar 2010 $2.915
Apr 2010 15.5% Feb 2010 $2.785
Mar 2010 16.0% Jan 2010 $2.845
Feb 2010 15.0% Dec 2009 $2.745
Jan 2010 15.5% Nov 2009 $2.792
Dec 2009 14.5% Oct 2009 $2.672
Nov 2009 14.0% Sept 2009 $2.626
Oct 2009 14.0% Aug 2009 $2.634
Sept 2009 13.0% July 2009 $2.540
Aug 2009 13.0% June 2009 $2.529
July 2009 10.0% May 2009 $2.227
June 2009 10.0% Apr 2009 $2.220
May 2009 8.5% Mar 2009 $2.092
Apr 2009 9.5% Feb 2009 $2.195
Mar 2009 10.5% Jan 2009 $2.292
Feb 2009 12.0% Dec 2008 $2.449
Jan 2009 16.5% Nov 2008 $2.876
Dec 2008 23.5% Oct 2008 $3.576
Nov 2008 28.0% Sept 2008 $4.024
Oct 2008 31.0% Aug 2008 $4.302
Sept 2008 35.0% July 2008 $4.703
Aug 2008 34.5% June 2008 $4.677
July 2008 32.0% May 2008 $4.425
June 2008 28.5% April 2008 $4.084
May 2008 26.5% March 2008 $3.881
April 2008 21.5% February 2008 $3.377
March 2008 21.0% January 2008 $3.308
February 2008 21.0% December 2007 $3.341
January 2008 21.5% November 2007 $3.396
December 2007 18.5% October 2007 $3.075
November 2007 17.5% September 2007 $2.953
October 2007 16.5% August 2007 $2.869
Sept 2007 16.5% July 2007 $2.868
Aug 2007 16.0% June 2007 $2.808
July 2007 15.5% May 2007 $2.796
June 2007 16.0% April 2007 $2.834
May 2007 14.5% March 2007 $2.667
April 2007 12.5% February 2007 $2.488
March 2007 12.5% January 2007 $2.485
February 2007 14.0% December 2006 $2.610
January 2007 13.0% November 2006 $2.545
December 2006 13.0% October 2006 $2.519
November 2006 15.5% September 2006 $2.783
October 2006 18.0% August 2006 $3.045
Sept 2006 17.0% July 2006 $2.934
Aug 2006 16.5% June 2006 $2.898
July 2006 16.5% May 2006 $2.897
June 2006 15.0% April 2006 $2.728
May 2006 13.5% March 2006 $2.559
April 2006 12.5% February 2006 $2.475
March 2006 12.5% January 2006 $2.467
February 2006 12.0% December 2005 $2.443
January 2006 13.5% November 2005 $2.573
December 2005 18.5% October 2005 $3.095
November 2005 16.0% September 2005 $2.819
October 2005 13.0% August 2005 $2.500
September 2005 11.5% July 2005 $2.373
August 2005 10.5% June 2005 $2.290
July 2005 9.5% May 2005 $2.199
June 2005 10.5% April 2005 $2.292
May 2005 10% March 2005 $2.214
April 2005 8% February 2005 $2.027
March 2005 7.5% January 2005 $1.959
February 2005 8.0% December 2004 $2.009
January 2005 9.0% November 2004 $2.147
December 2004 9.0% October 2004 $2.134
November 2004 7.0% September 2004 $1.917
October 2004 6.0% August 2004 $1.833
September 2004 5.0% July 2004 $1.739
August 2004 5.0% June 2004 $1.711
July 2004 5.0% May 2004 $1.746
June 2004 4.5% Apr. 2004 $1.692
May 2004 4.0% Mar. 2004 $1.629
April 2004 3.5% Feb. 2004 $1.582
March 2004 3.5% Jan. 2004 $1.551
February 2004 2.5% Dec. 2003 $1.490
January 2004 2.5% Nov. 2003 $1.482
December 2003 2.5% Oct. 2003 $1.495
November 2003 2.5% Sept. 2003 $1.467
October 2003 2.5% Aug. 2003 $1.487
September 2003 2.0% July 2003 $1.435
August 2003 2.0% June 2003 $1.424
July 2003 2.5% May 2003 $1.451
June 2003 2.0%* April 2003 $1.533

*UP elected to reduce the Fuel Surcharge to 2% for the month of June 2003.