Fuel Surcharge/Reduction on Rate Discount (RDD)

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 distance 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. Carload

(On Highway Diesel Fuel - surcharge by distance, monthly price)
Effective Month Cents per Mile HDF Average Price per Gallon Basis Month
12/2019 23¢ $3.053 10/2019
11/2019 22¢ $3.016 09/2019
10/2019 22¢ $3.005 08/2019

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WTI/Percentage - U.S. Carload

(West Texas Intermediate - percentage surcharge, monthly price*)
Effective Month Surcharge Amount Average Monthly WTI Price Basis Month
12/2019 12.8% $54.01 10/2019
11/2019 13.6% $56.97 09/2019
10/2019 12.8% $54.84 08/2019

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

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OHD/Percentage Weekly - U.S. Intermodal

(On Highway Diesel Fuel - percentage surcharge, weekly price, US intermodal)
Effective Week* Surcharge Amount Average Weekly OHD Price Basis Week
11/18/2019 22.07% $3.062 11/04/2019
11/11/2019 22.07% $3.064 10/28/2019
11/04/2019 21.77% $3.050 10/21/2019
10/28/2019 21.77% $3.051 10/14/2019
10/21/2019 21.77% $3.047 10/07/2019

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OHD/Percentage Monthly – U.S. Intermodal International (International Container Shipments that originate on the KCSR)

(On Highway Diesel Fuel - percentage surcharge, monthly price, international intermodal)
Effective Month Surcharge Amount OHD Monthly Basis Weeks (using Effective Weeks* shown above for OHD weekly)
12/01/2019 21.85% 10/21/19; 10/28/19; 11/04/19; 11/11/19
11/01/2019 21.62% 09/23/19; 09/3019; 10/07/19; 10/14/19
10/01/2019 21.40% 08/19/19, 08/26/19, 09/02/19, 09/09/19

OHD Monthly 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

Effective MXP/Liter Diesel Price MXP/Car KM MXP/Car Mile USD/Car KM USD/Car Mile 20' Intermodal RDD USD per Mile 20' Intermodal RDD MXP per Mile 40'-53' Intermodal RDD USD per Mile 40'-53' Intermodal RDD MXP per Mile Basis Month
12/2019 $16.927 $11.47 $18.45 $0.59 $0.95 $0.24 $4.61 $0.48 $9.23 10/2019
11/2019 $17.045 $11.59 $18.66 $0.59 $0.95 $0.24 $4.67 $0.48 $9.33 09/2019
10/2019 $16.903 $11.47 $18.45 $0.59 $0.94 $0.24 $4.61 $0.47 $9.23 08/2019

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Important notice regarding fuel variance - mileage

KCSM Intermodal RDD Program Options - Private Equipment

KCSM Intermodall RDD Program Options - TMXU Equipment