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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).

These documents can be found on the CPKCR.com Pricing and Tariffs page in the Kansas City Southern tab. 

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
06/2024 47¢ $4.002 04/2024
05/2024 48¢ $4.022 03/2024
04/2024 48¢ $4.044 02/2024

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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
06/2024 24.8% $84.39 04/2024
05/2024 23.2% $80.41 03/2024
04/2024 21.6% $76.61 02/2024

*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
05/27/2024 31.97% $3.848 05/13/2024
05/20/2024 32.57% $3.894 05/06/2024
05/13/2024 33.17% $3.947 04/29/2024
05/06/2024 33.77% $3.992 04/22/2024
04/29/2024 34.07% $4.015 04/15/2024

Access OHD-U.S. Update Archive

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)
06/01/2024 33.92% 4/22/2024; 4/29/2024; 5/6/2024; 5/13/2024
05/01/2024 33.92% 03/25/2024; 04/01/2024; 04/08/2024; 04/15/2024
04/01/2024 34.37% 2/19/2024; 2/26/2024; 3/4/2024; 3/11/2024

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 - Reduction on Rate Discount (RDD) on the service rate based on distance is calculated by multiplying the route distance by an amount per mile as shown in the Freight Railroad Transportation Public Service Agreement (KCSM Rules Publication) based on the public fuel price for PEMEX TAR Irapuato, before VAT.
  • Mexico - Fuel Surcharge based on Percent of Revenue is calculated by multiplying a determined percentage based on the PEMEX TAR Irapuato, before VAT and associated foreign exchange rates derived from the Bank of Mexico

This document can be found on the CPKCR.com Pricing and Tariffs page in the Kansas City Southern tab. 

Mexico Fuel Price Variance (RDD)

References Carload Intermodal
Effective MXP/Liter Diesel Price Foreign Exchange Rate (MXN/1USD) Basis Month MXP/Car KM MXP/Car Mile USD/Car KM USD/Car Mile % Revenue 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
06/2024 $21.057 $16.78 04/2024 $14.87 $23.93 $0.89 $1.43 36.0% $0.36 $5.98 $0.72 $11.97
05/2024 $20.894 $16.82 03/2024 $14.74 $23.73 $.88 $1.41 35.5% $0.35 $5.93 $0.71 $11.87
04/2024 $20.927 $17.10 02/2024 $14.87 $23.93 $0.87 $1.40 35.0% $0.35 $5.98 $0.70 $11.97

Access Mexico Fuel Price Variance (RDD) by Distance Archive

Important notice regarding fuel variance - mileage

Important Notice Regarding KCSM Intermodal Percent of Revenue RDD