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Fuel Surcharge
Current Fuel Surcharge Rate for Package Services:

Guaranteed Ground and Next Day Intra
Through December 28, 2014: 6.50%
Effective December 29, 2014: 6.50%

Worldwide Services, Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air
Through December 28, 2014: 8.00%
Effective December 29, 2014: 7.00%

Note: Changes to the surcharge for the month of January 2015 will be effective December 29, 2014.


Guaranteed Ground and Next Day Intra
UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first Monday of each month, and posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge will be based on the National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for February is based on the December National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price. 

The Ground Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)
At Least:
But Less Than:
Surcharge:
$2.61
$2.83
4.50%
$2.83
$3.05
5.00%
$3.05
$3.27
5.50%
$3.27
$3.49
6.00%
$3.49
$3.71
6.50%
$3.71
$3.93
7.00%
$3.93
$4.15
7.50%
$4.15
$4.37
8.00%
$4.37
$4.59
8.50%
Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge falls below 4.50% or rises above 8.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.
For the reported diesel fuel pricing information, please see the U.S. EIA's National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price.

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Worldwide Services, Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air
UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first Monday of each month, and posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for February is based on the December U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price.

The Air and International Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

U. S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)
Please view the surcharge information below.
At Least:
But Less Than:
Surcharge:
$1.96
$2.05
 5.50%
$2.05
$2.14
 6.00%
$2.14
$2.23
 6.50%
$2.23
$2.32
 7.00%
$2.32
$2.41
 7.50%
$2.41
$2.50
 8.00%
$2.50
$2.59
 8.50%
$2.59
$2.68
 9.00%
$2.68
$2.77
 9.50%
$2.77
$2.86
 10.00%
$2.86
$2.95
 10.50%
$2.95
$3.04
 11.00%
$3.04
$3.13
 11.50%
$3.13
$3.22
 12.00%
$3.22
$3.31
 12.50%
$3.31
$3.40
 13.00%
$3.40
$3.49
 13.50%
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Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge falls below 5.50% or rises above 13.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.
For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA┬┤s U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices.

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Billing
If you have a UPS account number, the fuel surcharge will be included on your weekly bill. If you are an occasional UPS customer and do not receive a weekly bill, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

The following table illustrates the fuel surcharge history:

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History
Effective Dates:
Guaranteed Ground and Next Day Intra Surcharge:
Worldwide Services, Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air Surcharge:
December 29, 2014 - February 1, 2015
6.50%
7.00%
December 1, 2014 - December 28, 2014
6.50%
8.00%
November 3, 2014 - November 30, 2014
7.00%
9.50%

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Services Affected
Fuel surcharges apply to transportation charges on all services including UPS Worldwide Express Freight, and to the following accessorial charges (where applicable):

  • On-Call Pickup Charges
  • UPS Next Day Air Early A.M./UPS Express Plus Charges
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Remote Delivery Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday Pickup
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge

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Air Freight Fuel Surcharge Information
An Air Freight Fuel Surcharge applies to the following air freight services for all countries in which these services are available:

  • UPS Next Day® Air Freight
  • UPS Next Day® Air Freight NGS
  • UPS 2nd Day® Air Freight
  • UPS 2nd Day® Air Freight NGS
  • UPS 3 Day Freight®
  • UPS 3 Day Freight®  NGS
  • UPS Express®  Freight
  • UPS Air Freight Direct®
  • UPS Air Freight Consolidated® 

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