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To: BNSF Perishables Customers

BNSF Mechanical Reefer Fuel Supplement Charge for February 2019

BNSF's mechanical reefer fuel supplement charge is based on the U.S. average retail on-highway diesel fuel (HDF) price from two months prior. In December 2018, the reported monthly average is $3.123 per gallon, which is 18 cents per gallon less than the previous month.

Accordingly, the BNSF reefer supplement charge in February will be:

      $0.16/mile, as provided in Item 6045 of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously, BNSF has implemented a fuel supplement charge applicable to all shipments moving in BNSF owned or controlled mechanical refrigerated cars. Shipments made under pricing documents applicable to this equipment will be subject to a fuel supplement charge (Item 6045) as shown in the Fuel Supplement Charge Rate Table below.

Item 6045: Fuel Supplement Charge Rate Table

HDF Average Price Per GallonFuel Supplement Charge Cents Per Mile
$0.00 to $2.99-
$3.00 to $3.24$0.16
$3.25 to $3.49$0.20
$3.50 to $3.74$0.24
$3.75 to $3.99$0.28
$4.00 to $4.24$0.32
$4.25 to $4.49$0.36
$4.50 to $4.99$0.40

As a reminder, the mileage-based reefer supplement charge for January will be $0.20/mile.

The source for the price of HDF is the U.S. Department of Energy's Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices Report.

For information about the fuel supplement charge and how it is calculated, see our BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF representative.

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