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Fuel Surcharge

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, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History

Effective Start Date

Standard Service to the U.S.:

Standard Service within Canada:

International Express, Expedited & 3 Day Select:

Domestic Express and Expedited:

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Standard to the U.S. Fuel Surcharge

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. 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 week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent.  For example, the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The following table illustrates the surcharge for Standard service to the U.S.:

National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)

At Least

But Less Than

Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 6.75% 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.

Download the U.S. EIA's National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel PriceOpen the link in a new window

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Standard within Canada Fuel Surcharge

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. The surcharge will be based on the rounded Average Retail Prices for Diesel Canada reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada for the week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the Retail Diesel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The Standard within Canada Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

Canada Average Retail Diesel Fuel Price (CAD/Litre)

At Least

But Less Than

Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 19.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of NRC reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.

View Natural Resources Canada's Retail Price for Diesel

Average retail prices for diesel provided by Natural Resources Canada are posted each Wednesday. Price includes displayed taxes. If you click on the link above, you will leave ups.com. UPS is not responsible for the content or information provided on those websites

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International Express, Expedited and 3 Day Select Services Fuel Surcharge

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) price for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The International Express, Expedited and 3 Day Select Services Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)

At Least

But Less Than

Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 5.25% 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 will apply for the periods specified.

For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices.

Download the EIA's Spot Prices of Jet Fuel

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Domestic Express and Expedited Services Fuel Surcharge

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) price for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The Domestic Express and Expedited Services Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)

At Least

But Less Than

Surcharge

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Fuel Surcharge Rates for UPS Trade Direct Cross Border


To get the latest Fuel Surcharge rates for UPS Trade DirectSM Cross Border, please select the link below.

View UPS Trade Direct Cross Border Fuel RatesOpen the link in a new window

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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):

  • UPS Express Early and UPS Express Plus Out of Service Area Surcharge
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Domestic Extended Area Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Return Service Charges
  • Residential Delivery Charges
  • Pickup Charges
  • 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®

View Air Freight Fuel Surcharges (in English Only)

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