Frequently Asked Questions

How do I calculate diesel fuel surcharges?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration does not calculate, assess, or regulate diesel fuel surcharges.

  • EIA cannot tell you how to calculate a fuel surcharge. Fuel surcharges are negotiated privately by the shipper and the trucking company.
  • Each company has its own method for calculating surcharges. Many major carriers have information on their website concerning their surcharge methodology. EIA cannot and does not endorse a particular method. You can perform an Internet search for "fuel surcharge trucking" for more information.
  • EIA collects and disseminates weekly retail diesel fuel price data. Many shippers and truckers use that weekly retail price information in their fuel pricing formulas.

Learn more:

EIA's Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices (Monday's prices as of 8:00 a.m. EST)

Last updated: April 25, 2014


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