Fuel Surcharge (KCSR & KCSM)

KCSR Fuel Surcharges

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) assesses fuel charges based on the distance your freight shipment moves or a percentage of the rate. The most recent surcharge information is below.

The following information includes:

  • U.S. - Fuel Surcharge based on mileage is calculated by multiplying the linehaul freight charges by an amount per mile as shown in Item 240 of KCS Rules Publication 9012-Series based on the monthly average price for Highway Diesel Fuel (HDF).
  • U.S. - Fuel Surcharge based on a percentage of rate is calculated by multiplying the linehaul freight charges by a percentage as shown in Item 240 of KCS Rules Publication 9011-Series based on the average price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil.
  • U.S. Intermodal - This fuel surcharge is based on a percent of linehaul freight charge calculated by the amount as show in Item 245 of KCS Rules Publication 9011-Series based on the average price for On-Highway Diesel (OHD).

HDF/Distance - U.S.

(On Highway Diesel Fuel - surcharge by distance, monthly price)

 FuelSurcharges ‭[3]‬

Effective Month​Cents per MileHDF Average Price
Cents per Gallon
Basis Month
01/2017243.9¢11/2016
12/2016245.4¢10/2016
11/2016239.4¢09/2016

Access HDF-U.S. Update Archive


WTI/Percentage - U.S.

(West Texas Intermediate - percentage surcharge, monthly price)

 FuelSurcharges ‭[4]‬

Effective Month​Surcharge AmountAverage Monthly
WTI Price*
Basis Month
01/20179.20%$ 45.7611/2016
12/201610.80%$ 49.9410/2016
11/20169.20%$ 45.2309/2016

*Based on prices as published by the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

Access WTI-U.S. Update Archive

OHD/Percentage - U.S. Intermodal

(On Highway Diesel Fuel - percentage surcharge, weekly price, US intermodal)

 FuelSurcharges ‭[1]‬

Effective Week​Surcharge AmountAverage Weekly
OHD Price*
Basis Week
12/05/201613.97%$ 2.42111/21/2016
11/28/201614.27%$ 2.44311/14/2016
11/21/201614.57%$ 2.47011/07/2016

Access OHD-U.S. Update Archive

OHD Pricing Reference Sheet

KCSM “Reduction on rate discount” due to variations in fuel price

Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) assesses fuel charges based on the distance your freight shipment moves. The most recent information is below.


Mexico Fuel Price Variance (RDD) by Distance

 FuelSurcharges ‭[2]‬

Effective Month​MXP/Liter Diesel PriceMXP/Car KM​MXP/Car Mile​USD/Car KM​USD/Car MileBasis Month
01/2017$ 12.432$ 4.930$ 7.930$ 0.250$ 0.40011/2016
12/2016$ 12.432$ 4.930$ 7.930$ 0.260$ 0.42010/2016
11/2016$ 12.277$ 4.850$ 7.800$ 0.250$ 0.41009/2016

Access Mexico Fuel Price Variance (RDD) by Distance Archive

Important notice regarding fuel variance - mileage


 

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