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.

The fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Ground® services is subject to monthly adjustment based on a rounded average of the national U.S. on-highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel.

The fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Freight® services is based on the weekly national average diesel fuel price effective each Monday. See the FedEx Freight fuel surcharge.

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Rates
Effective Date FedEx Express Surcharge FedEx Ground Surcharge Based on Average Monthly Fuel Price Date Average Monthly Fuel Price Determined as of*
March 2, 2015–April 5, 2015 1.50% 4.50% January 2015 Feb. 9, 2015
April 6, 2015–May 3, 2015 3.50% 4.50% February 2015 March 16, 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.

The fuel surcharge rate for FedEx Ground services applies to both U.S. and international shipments.

The fuel surcharge rate for FedEx Freight services applies as specified in Item 570 of the FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff.

This fuel surcharge does not apply to FedEx International Express Freight® (IXF) and FedEx International Airport-to-AirportSM (ATA) services. See the FedEx International Express Freight and FedEx International Airport-to-Airport fuel surcharge.

See previous FedEx Express and FedEx Ground fuel surcharges.

See previous FedEx Freight fuel surcharge.

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.

FedEx Ground fuel surcharge

2015 FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Table
Effective Feb. 2, 2015
(prices per gallon of diesel fuel)
At Least But Less Than Surcharge
$1.93 $2.11 2.0%
$2.11 $2.29 2.5%
$2.29 $2.47 3.0%
$2.47 $2.65 3.5%
$2.65 $2.83 4.0%
$2.83 $3.01 4.5%
$3.01 $3.19 5.0%
$3.19 $3.37 5.5%
$3.37 $3.55 6.0%
$3.55 $3.73 6.5%
$3.73 $3.91 7.0%
$3.91 $4.09 7.5%
$4.09 $4.27 8.0%

The fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Ground® services is subject to monthly adjustment based on a rounded average of the national U.S. on-highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel.

Fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. See the FedEx Ground Tariff for more details. If the fuel surcharge drops below 2.0% or rises above 8.0%, the table above will be updated.



FedEx Freight fuel surcharge

View the FedEx Freight fuel surcharge here.

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.

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

For FedEx Ground shipments this applies to the following transportation-related surcharges: on-call pickup, electronic call tag, manual call tag, oversize and unauthorized oversize packages, delivery area surcharge and residential delivery.

For FedEx Freight shipments, the related fuel surcharge is assessed on all rates and charges for line haul transportation, and other services which consume fuel, in tariffs or contracts making reference to Item 570 of the FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff.

Fuel Surcharge Updates

Changes to the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground 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.
  • For FedEx Ground, see the on-highway index for the price of a gallon of diesel fuel.
  • The prices in these indexes are published by the U.S. Department of Energy and FedEx is not responsible for the information provided.

Changes to the FedEx Freight fuel surcharges will be applied weekly. The U.S. Department of Energy fuel index is updated on the first business day of each week. The applicable surcharge will become effective on the Wednesday immediately following.

  • For FedEx Freight, see the on-highway index for the price of a gallon of diesel fuel.

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Historical Fuel Surcharges

Historical FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Fuel Surcharge Rates and Determination Dates
Effective Date FedEx Express Surcharge FedEx Ground Surcharge Based on Average Monthly Fuel Price Date Average Monthly Fuel Price Determined as of*
Feb. 2, 2015–March 1, 2015 3.50% 6.00% December 2014 Jan. 12, 2015
Jan. 5, 2015–Feb. 1, 2015 4.50% 5.50% November 2014 Dec. 15, 2014
Dec. 1, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015 6.00% 6.00% October 2014 Nov. 10, 2014


*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.

See previous FedEx Freight fuel surcharge.