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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

Ground Surcharge

Domestic Air and International Air Export Surcharge

International Air Import Surcharge

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Ground 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 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 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 diesel fuel pricing information, please see the U.S. EIA's National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price. If the diesel fuel pricing information reported by the EIA is delayed, UPS may use reported diesel fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

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Domestic Air and International Air-Export 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 Air and International Air - Export 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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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.

Download the EIA's U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel PricesOpen the link in a new window

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Services Affected

Ground Fuel Surcharge
The Ground Fuel Surcharge will apply to all domestic and international transportation charges for the following services:

UPS Ground Commercial*, UPS Ground Residential*, UPS Hundredweight Ground Service,  UPS Standard, and UPS SurePost®. The surcharge also applies to the following accessorial charges (where applicable):

  • Pickup Charges
  • Return Services Charges
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Delivery Charges
  • Residential Surcharge
  • Large Package Surcharge

*Effective July 11, 2016, the Ground Fuel Surcharge will not apply to UPS Ground packages originating in the 48 contiguous United States when subject to Retail rates.

Air and International Fuel Surcharge
The Air and International Fuel Surcharge will apply to all domestic and international transportation charges for the following services:

UPS Next Day Air Early, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M., UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3 Day Select, UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Freight, UPS Worldwide Saver, and UPS Worldwide Expedited. The surcharge also applies to the following accessorial charges (where applicable):

  • Pickup Charges
  • Return Services Charges
  • UPS Next Day Air Early/UPS Express Plus Charges
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Delivery Charges
  • Residential Delivery Charges
  • Saturday Delivery and Pickup
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge

Additional information regarding UPS Express CriticalSM surcharges can be found at UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

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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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