For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions and the Customer Notification.
U.S. Average Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel (HDF) - BNSF uses HDF as an index in calculating fuel surcharge. Weekly and monthly HDF prices can be obtained from the U. S. Department of Energy's website. These HDF prices are then used as the basis for fuel surcharge billing.
Coal Unit Train customers can find their mileage on the Coal Unit Train and Trainload Mileage Table
Mileage for all other shipments including BNSF Local, BNSF Portion of Rule 11 and Interline Shipments for which BNSF has pricing authority will be the non-familized interactive miles available in ALK Technologies' PC*Miler Rail Fuel Surcharge router. Customers can register for secured access by logging in to your BNSF account. This Pricing Update notification can provide more information.
(Note: certain whole grain shipments with export destinations may have alternative miles).
The mileage for Whole Grain Shipments (STCC 011) with Pacific Northwest (PNW) or Texas Gulf export destinations are grouped to a single destination in each area.
For example, miles from Alton, ND to Vancouver, WA would be determined using the miles from Alton, ND to Seattle, WA. Refer to the map below.
To receive updates on BNSF's fuel surcharge programs, as well as other Pricing updates by email, log in to your BNSF account, select Customer Subscription Service, and subscribe to Pricing Updates.
Yes. Instead of providing customers a separate surcharge for fuel and a charge for a base freight rate, customers will now receive a single freight rate. All other miscellaneous charges will continue to separately apply.
This change will apply to all public carload price authorities published by BNSF.
BNSF plans to implement the conversion to a single freight rate as rates are renewed in 2015. For Industrial Products customers, they will continue to follow the rate calendar, which is available at the Customer Pricing Portal on www.bnsf.com. For example, if your rate typically adjusts effective June 1, then the conversion to a single rate will occur effective June 1, 2015 and will be announced in the individual Pricing Update that covers your shipments.
BNSF will continue to adjust its new single freight rates in accordance with market conditions and subject to our existing rules, procedures and regulatory requirements. BNSF intends for any periodic adjustments to maintain competitiveness in the marketplace. The timing of future rate adjustments will be determined on a commodity group-specific basis.
BNSF has previously rebased the strike price used in its fuel surcharge programs but maintained the applicability of the fuel surcharge itself. This change will eliminate the application of fuel surcharge altogether.
Yes. In addition to any miscellaneous charges, your bill previously included a line item for a base freight rate and a separate line item for fuel surcharge. Once this change is made, the affected bill will no longer include a separate fuel surcharge. It will instead only include a single freight rate, in addition to any miscellaneous charges that may be applicable.
BNSF customers' single point of contact is their BNSF Sales/Marketing representative.
Beginning in February 2015, BNSF began converting all BNSF carload public price authorities to a single freight rate and removing the application of a fuel surcharge. Affected price authorities were converted to a single rate as they were renewed in 2015 & early 2016.