Fuel Surcharge

This document contains:


If you have a UPS account number, the fuel surcharge will be included on your 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


Back to the Top

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 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


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. If the reported fuel pricing information is delayed, UPS may use reported fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

Download the EIA's Spot Prices of Jet FuelOpen the link in a new window

If you click on the links above, you will leave ups.com. UPS is not responsible for the content or information provided on those Web sites.

Back to the Top

Services Affected

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

  • One-Time Pickup Charges
  • UPS Next Day Air® Early/UPS Express Plus Charges
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Remote Delivery Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday Pickup
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge
  • Additional Handling Charge
  • Over Maximum Limits
  • Peak Surcharges


Back to the Top