Fuel Surcharge

Truck surcharge
16.15
%
Rail surcharge
17.00
%

What is a fuel surcharge?

Fuel surcharges were established in the early 2000s by the Freight Carrier's Association for trucking and barge and the Canadian railways for rail and are used by the transportation industry to isolate the impact of fuel from total shipping costs since fuel was often responsible for much of the change in shipping cost over time.

In 2007 fuel charges were established to account for the often rising and volatile cost of fuel. The surcharge is applied as a percentage of the shipping cost, rates differ based on mode of transport (truck, rail, and barge e.g.).

Truck and barge surcharges are based on the average weekly cost of diesel as outlined by the Freight Carriers Association of Canada. Rail surcharges are created by Canadian Pacific Railway, as published in their tariff 9900 and are updated monthly.

Recent surcharges

Effective Dates
Truck
Rail
October 1-31, 2021
16.15
17.00
September 1-30, 2021
15.82
17.00
April 1-30, 2021
14.00
15.25
March 1-31, 2021
12.88
12.50
February 1-28, 2021
10.22
10.00
January 1-31, 2021
11.33
11.00
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