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To: BNSF Carload Customers
12/01/2015

BNSF Carload Fuel Surcharges for January 2016

BNSF's carload fuel surcharge is based on the U.S. average retail on-highway diesel fuel (HDF) price from two months prior. In November 2015, the reported monthly average is $2.467 per gallon, which is less than 1 cent per gallon less than the previous month.

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

  • 12.5 percent, as provided in Item 3375, Section A ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 0.00 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 January will be:
  • $0.31/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B
  • $0.00/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 January will be:
  • $0.31/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.00/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously for December, the percent-of-revenue-based carload fuel surcharge will be 13.0 percent and 0.5 percent; the mileage-based AG Products fuel surcharge will be $0.32/mile and $0.01/mile; and the all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge will be $0.32/mile and $0.01/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.

As previously announced, BNSF began eliminating the separate fuel surcharge and started converting all carload public price authorities to a single freight rate beginning with the February 2015 renewals. BNSF is implementing this conversion to a single freight rate as the price authorities renew during the year. Until the 2015 rate renewal occurs for a price authority, the separate fuel surcharge will remain applicable and announced monthly.

If you have any questions about fuel surcharges for December or January, please contact your marketing representative at 888-428-2673.

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