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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 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 Start Date

Guaranteed Ground and Next Day Intra Surcharge

Worldwide Services, Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air Surcharge

International Air Import Surcharge

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International Air - Import 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 Air - Import 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 falls below or above the published range, 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. If the jet fuel pricing information reported by the EIA is delayed, UPS may use reported jet fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

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Guaranteed Ground and Next Day Intra

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 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

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 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 Air and International 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 falls below 3.50% or rises above 7.50% 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.

Download the EIA's U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices

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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/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® 

View Air Freight Fuel Surcharges (in English Only)

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