Fuel Surcharges in the United States

Fuel Surcharges in the United States

Fuel surcharge is 2% higher for the contract customers.  For example, for June 30-August 3 period, contract customers would have an effective fuel surcharge of 12%.

These rates apply to invoices issued in the United States only. Other rates apply in all other countries. 

US Gulf Coast Jet Fuel

The index-based fuel surcharge for North America is based on the US Gulf Coast jet fuel spot price. It will be subject to monthly adjustments based on a rounded average of the spot price for a gallon of jet kerosene, as published by the US Department of Energy (www.eia.doe.gov). To download the latest price table (in PDF format) from their website, click here. An index-based on jet kerosene is considered an appropriate method as it closely links the fuel surcharge to the prevailing market price for jet fuel.

Please be aware that there will be a 1-month lag in the application of the fuel surcharge index. For example, the monthly average price for US Gulf Coast jet fuel in April will be published during the second week of May and will be used to determine the applicable fuel surcharge in June.

TNT fuel surcharge will be adjusted monthly in line with the change in USGC kerosene-type jet fuel price, according to the following scale:

Freight Fuel Surcharge: $0.72 per kilo effective April 24, 2016

Express Fuel Surcharge Rate:

1st October - 28th October 2017 - 8.0%
2nd July - 29th July 2017 - 7.50%
4th June - 1st July 2017 - 7.75%

Ground Fuel Surcharge Rate:

2nd July - 29th July 2017 - 7.00%
4th June - 1st July 2017 - 7.00%
30th April - 3rd June 2017 - 7.00%

Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

The surcharge is based on the rounded National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Prices reported by the U.S. Department of Energy for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment. For example the surcharge for February 2012 is based on the December 2011 National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price. Link to U.S. Department of Energy website.

TNT reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at TNT sole discretion. 


Please check this website regularly for any updates