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To: BNSF Carload Customers
08/28/2018

BNSF Carload Fuel Surcharges for October 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 August 2018, the reported monthly average is $3.218 per gallon, which is 2 cents per gallon lower than the previous month.

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

  • 20.0 percent, as provided in Item 3375, Section A ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 7.5 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 consolidated under all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge.

The all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge for October will be:
  • $0.50/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.18/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously for September, the percent-of-revenue-based carload fuel surcharge will be 20.0 percent and 7.5 percent and the all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge will be $0.50/mile and $0.19/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 September or October, please contact your marketing representative.

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