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FedEx Fuel Surcharges

By Last updated on: April 5, 2019

What are FedEx Fuel Surcharges?

Does your company ship with FedEx? You know FedEx fuel surcharges and understand these additional costs of transportation impact profitability.  Accordingly, fuel surcharge is an extra fee by FedEx to cover the fluctuating cost of fuel. The calculation is a percentage of the base rate and is additional to the cost of each package. See the FedEx Express Domestic and FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Tables.

As a result, this keeps FedEx profitable, even when the cost of fuel rises.

Changes to the FedEx express and ground fuel surcharges will be applicable every Monday. The surcharge percentage will be reflected on the FedEx invoice. As a rule, the fuel surcharge for each week is available on Friday before the surcharge is applicable. In fact, you can find these updates if you follow our Instagram or Facebook feeds!  

Effective DateDomestic (Express)Export (Express)Import (Express)Ground Surcharge
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10, 20197.00%9.00%10.75%6.75%
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3, 20196.50%8.50%10.25%6.50%
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24, 20196.25%8.25%10.00%6.50%

FedEx Express Fuel Surcharge Calculations

The fuel surcharge percentage is subject to weekly adjustment. It is based on the weekly U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel. The related fuel surcharge is assessed on the net package rate plus applicable transportation-related surcharges.

FedEx Fuel Surcharge Jet Fuel Spot Price Chart

Additionally, this applies to the following transportation-related surcharges:

broker select option feeextended service area deliveryinternational out-of-pickup-areaoversize
delivery area surchargeextended service area pickupinternational premium pickuppeak — oversize
courier pickup metro service area pickupresidential deliveryresidential pickup
Saturday deliverymetro service area deliveryreturn on-call pickupExpressTag
delivery reattempt.Saturday pickup.international out-of-delivery-area

FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Calculations

Similarly, the fuel surcharge percentage is subject to weekly adjustment. It’s based on the weekly national U.S. on-highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel.  The related fuel surcharge is assessed on the net package rate plus applicable transportation-related surcharges.

FedEx Fuel Surcharge Diesel Spot Price Chart

Additionally, this applies to the following transportation-related surcharges:

on-call pickupcall tag
oversizedelivery area surchargeresidential delivery.
peak — oversizepeak — ground unauthorizedunauthorizedNorthern Canada surchargereturn on-call pickup.

How do I lower fuel surcharges?

Every single package is subject to FedEx fuel surcharge, all shippers will be impacted by fuel surcharge.

Subsequently, FedEx fuel surcharge is the most common surcharge for all Refund Retriever clients. In conclusion, here are a few tips to lower your UPS fuel surcharges:

  • Negotiate better service agreement terms on discounts and surcharges
  • Negotiate FedEx fuel surcharge incentives on the agreement (10 – 50% discount on fuel surcharge)·
  • Reduce the frequency of surcharges on which fuel surcharge applies.
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Brian Gibbs | President of Refund Retriever

Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he then graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce and more. Learn more at www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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