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To: BNSF Carload Customers
01/30/2018

BNSF Carload Fuel Surcharges for March 2018

BNSF's carload fuel surcharge is based on the U.S. average retail on-highway diesel fuel (HDF) price from two months prior. In January 2018, the reported monthly average is $3.018 per gallon, which is 11 cents per gallon more than the previous month.

Accordingly, the BNSF carload fuel surcharge assessed in March will be:

  • 18.0 percent, as provided in Item 3375, Section A ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 5.5 percent, as provided in Item 3376, Section A ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
Please note that the agricultural products mileage-based fuel surcharge and all other carload mileage-based fuel surcharge are now consolidated under all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge.

The all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge for March will be:
  • $0.45/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.13/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously for February, the percent-of-revenue-based carload fuel surcharge will be 17.0 percent and 4.5 percent and the all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge will be $0.42/mile and $0.11/mile, based on Items 3375 and 3376, Sections A and B, of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.

For information about the monthly surcharge and how it is calculated, see our HDF Fuel Surcharge Web page.

If you have any questions about fuel surcharges for February or March, please contact your marketing representative.

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