Fuel Surcharges

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Fuel Surcharges

The fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Express® services is subject to monthly adjustment based on a rounded average of the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel.

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Rates
Effective Date FedEx Express Surcharge Based on Average Monthly Fuel Price Date Average Monthly Fuel Price Determined as of*
September 7, 2015 - October 4, 2015 2.00% July 2015 August 8, 2015
August 3, 2015 - Sepetember 6, 2015 3.00% June 2015 June 15, 2015

*There is a two-month lag between the fuel price index and the fuel surcharge. For example, the fuel surcharge for November 2014 is based on the September 2014 average spot price of fuel. FedEx may use the monthly average fuel price posted on eia.gov as of this date or calculate the monthly average price based on daily spot prices posted as of the date.

The fuel surcharge rate for FedEx Express services applies to U.S., U.S. export, U.S. import, and U.S. to Puerto Rico shipments.

See previous FedEx Express fuel surcharges.

FedEx Express fuel surcharge

2015 FedEx Express Fuel Surcharge Table
Effective Feb. 2, 2015
(prices per gallon of jet fuel)
At Least But Less Than Surcharge
$1.27 $1.35 0.5%
$1.35 $1.43 1.0%
$1.43 $1.51 1.5%
$1.51 $1.59 2.0%
$1.59 $1.67 2.5%
$1.67 $1.75 3.0%
$1.75 $1.83 3.5%
$1.83 $1.91 4.0%
$1.91 $1.99 4.5%
$1.99 $2.07 5.0%
$2.07 $2.15 5.5%
$2.15 $2.23 6.0%
$2.23 $2.31 6.5%
$2.31 $2.39 7.0%
$2.39 $2.47 7.5%
$2.47 $2.55 8.0%
$2.55 $2.63 8.5%
$2.63 $2.71 9.0%
$2.71 $2.79 9.5%
$2.79 $2.87 10.0%
The fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Express® services is subject to monthly adjustment based on a rounded average of the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel.

Fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. See the FedEx Express U.S. Terms and Conditions and the FedEx Express International Terms and Conditions for more details. If the fuel surcharge drops below 0.5% or rises above 10.0%, the table above will be updated.

Additional Information

For FedEx Express shipments, the related fuel surcharge is assessed on the net package rate plus applicable transportation-related surcharges.

For shipments within the U.S., and from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, this applies to the following transportation-related surcharges: courier pickup, delivery area surcharge, freight delivery reattempt, freight extended service area delivery, freight extended service area pickup, freight residential delivery, freight residential pickup, freight Saturday delivery, freight Saturday pickup, oversize, residential delivery, return on-call pickup (FedEx ExpressTag®), Saturday delivery and Saturday pickup.

For FedEx Express U.S. export and U.S. import shipments, this applies to the following transportation-related surcharges: broker routing fee, courier pickup, extended service area delivery, extended service area pickup, FedEx International Premium® pickup, FedEx International Premium residential delivery, FedEx International Premium residential pickup, Saturday delivery and Saturday pickup.

Fuel Surcharge Updates

Changes to the FedEx Express fuel surcharges will be applied effective the first Monday of each month. The surcharge percentage will be reflected on your FedEx invoice. Information on the fuel surcharge for each month will be available approximately two weeks before the surcharge is applicable.
  • For FedEx Express, see the USGC index for the spot price per gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel.
  • The prices in these indexes are published by the U.S. Department of Energy and FedEx is not responsible for the information provided.

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Historical Fuel Surcharges

Historical FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Rates and Determination Dates
Effective Date FedEx Express Surcharge Based on Average Monthly Fuel Price Date Average Monthly Fuel Price Determined as of*
July 6, 2015 - August 2, 2015 4.00% May 2015 June 08, 2015
June 1, 2015–July 5, 2015 3.00% March 2015 April 13, 2015
May 4, 2015–May 31, 2015 2.50% March 2015 April 13, 2015
April 6, 2015–May 3, 2015 3.50% February 2015 March 5, 2015
March 2, 2015–April 5, 2015 1.50% January 2015 February 9, 2015


*There is a two-month lag between the fuel price index and the fuel surcharge. For example, the fuel surcharge for November 2014 is based on the September 2014 average price spot of fuel. FedEx may use the monthly average fuel price posted on eia.gov as of this date or calculate the monthly average price based on daily spot prices posted as of the date.