Energy prices are at historically high levels. This affects our cost of production and results in fuel surcharges on both inbound and outbound freight. We can no longer continue to absorb these cost increases and are now compelled to institute our own fuel surcharge.

This surcharge will be adjustable; tied to the Department of Energy (DOE) average monthly diesel fuel price.

Link to DOE diesel prices: http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel

The DOE average for the month of November, 2018 was $3.300 per gallon. The energy surcharge is currently $0.0050 per MSI.

Adjustments will be made on the 10th of each month, based on the average price for the previous month. This change will be reflected in the Energy Surcharge line on the invoice.

As displayed in the chart below, for every $.50 change in diesel fuel price per gallon, the surcharge will be adjusted by $.0010 (1/10 of a cent) per MSI.

We appreciate your continuing support as we navigate this unprecedented energy situation.

 

Prior Month’s Department of Energy Diesel Fuel Average Price
Minimum Maximum Fuel Surcharge per MSI
$1.75 $2.25 $0.002
$2.26 $2.75 $0.003
$2.76 $3.25 $0.004
$3.26 $3.75 $0.005
$3.76 $4.25 $0.006
$4.26 $4.75 $0.007
$4.76 $5.25 $0.008
$5.26 $5.75 $0.009
$5.76 $6.25 $0.010
$6.26 $6.75 $0.011
$6.76 $7.25 $0.012
$7.26 $7.75 $0.013