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To: BNSF Carload Customers
03/28/2017

BNSF Carload Fuel Surcharges for May 2017

BNSF's carload fuel surcharge is based on the U.S. average retail on-highway diesel fuel (HDF) price from two months prior. In March 2017, the reported monthly average is $2.554 per gallon, which is 1 cent per gallon less than the previous month.

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

  • 13.5 percent, as provided in Item 3375, Section A ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 1.0 percent, as provided in Item 3376, Section A ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
The agricultural products mileage-based fuel surcharge for May will be:
  • $0.33/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.02/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
The all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge for May will be:
  • $0.33/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.02/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously for April, the percent-of-revenue-based carload fuel surcharge will be 13.5 percent and 1.0 percent; the mileage-based AG Products fuel surcharge will be $0.33/mile and $0.02/mile; and the all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge will be $0.33/mile and $0.02/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 March or April, please contact your marketing representative.

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