Our primary objective is providing our customers with consistent and excellent service at a fair price. We do that without extra environmental fees and charges. And while a fuel surcharge is necessary, Rumpke’s fuel surcharge is well below the fees of other major competitors in the industry. Our surcharge system is designed with fairness and consideration for our customers. It’s simple; when prices drop and money is saved, the fuel surcharge drops and those savings are passed on to our customers.
Like other transportation firms, Rumpke battles the rising cost of diesel fuel, petroleum based products and transportation costs.
- From 2009- 2013 diesel fuel prices increased again, this time by 60 percent.
- Tire costs have increased by nearly 40 percent since 2008.
- Oil and lubricant costs have rose by more than 40 percent in the past four years.
- Surcharges relating to transportation and deliveries have also continued to climb.
Although the surcharge helps to off-set some of these increased costs, it does not fully cover all the fuel-related expenses Rumpke encounters.
Rumpke’s fuel surcharge is calculated using prices reported by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (EIA/DOE). This standardized diesel fuel surcharge appears as a single line item on your invoice.
Calculation of the Fuel Surcharge
The fuel surcharge is related directly to the national diesel fuel prices as reported by EIA/DOE in its Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices Index for the Midwest Region. This index is available to the public and is widely recognized in trucking and transportation industries. Learn more about the index.
Rumpke updates the fuel surcharge monthly, and bases the surcharge amount on the corresponding diesel fuel price per gallon each month according to EIA/DOE prices. Our new pricing adjustment now adjusts .055 percent for every penny the price of diesel fuel increases each month. For example, if the diesel fuel price per gallon was $2.75 the last week of the preceding month, then the fuel component of the charge would be 9.63 percent of your total invoice amount, excluding taxes.
Rumpke Fuel Surcharge Table
Rumpke Historical Fuel Surcharge Table
US Department of Energy