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To: BNSF Carload Customers
11/27/2018

BNSF Carload Fuel Surcharges for January 2019

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 2018, the reported monthly average is $3.300 per gallon, which is 6.5 cents per gallon less than the previous month.

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

  • 21.0 percent, as provided in Item 3375, Section A ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 8.5 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 January will be:

  • $0.52/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.21/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 21.5 percent and 9.0 percent and the all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge will be $0.53/mile and $0.22/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 December or January, please contact your marketing representative.

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation provider.


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