The fuel surcharge effective April 7, 2014 to May 4, 2014 is 14.50% for Preferred Savings, List Rate or non-account customers and 20.50% for Purolator Volume Discount Program customers.
The fuel surcharge effective May 5, 2014 to June 1, 2014 will be 15.50% for Preferred Savings, List Rate or non-account customers and 21.50% for Purolator Volume Discount Program customers.
The fuel surcharge for the period beginning June 2, 2014 will be posted the week of May 19, 2014.
Calculation of the Fuel Surcharge
Purolator’s Dynamic Fuel Surcharge Table below indicates the fuel surcharge based upon the average four week price of regular unleaded gasoline calculated by Purolator using the weekly average prices reported by MJ Ervin and Associates Inc., a company that monitors fuel prices across Canada.
Note: If your discounts are fixed to certain rates (i.e., your discount is not based on our current published list rates available at purolator.com) and we have not yet adjusted your discounts to reflect the Dynamic Fuel Surcharge Table below, please refer to the Dynamic Fuel Surcharge Table, effective from August 2, 2010 to January 1, 2012.
The fuel surcharge effective April 7, 2014 to May 4, 2014 is based on an average four week price of $1.32/litre. The fuel surcharge effective May 5, 2014 to June 1, 2014 is based on an average four week price of $1.34/litre.
|Dynamic Fuel Surcharge Table
|Effective April 7, 2014|
|Note: Fuel surcharge trigger point ranges and associated percentages are subject to change without notice.|
|* For the four (4) week period ending four weeks prior to the first Monday of the calendar month. Example: the April 2008 surcharge amount was based on the reported period February 26th through March 18, 2008.|
About Purolator’s Fuel Surcharge
Fuel represents a significant variable cost in the provision of transportation services. Employing a variable fuel surcharge allows Purolator to avoid frequent changes to its service rates and allows the overall cost of shipping to vary (both up and down) with the market price of fuel. Although Purolator uses gasoline, diesel, aviation and jet fuel in the provision of its services, Purolator’s fuel surcharge is automatically adjusted based on changes in the market price of unleaded gasoline in order to provide Purolator’s customers with an easy to understand basis for changes (both up and down) in Purolator’s fuel surcharge. In addition to automatic adjustments, Purolator’s fuel surcharge is subject to adjustment upon changes by Purolator to the surcharge trigger point ranges and associated percentages set out in the Dynamic Fuel Surcharge Table above.
The fuel surcharge applies to all courier shipments tendered to Purolator regardless of destination or selected mode of carriage. The fuel surcharge for courier shipments (other than Purolator Same DayTM shipments) is applied to the sum of the service rate, ExpressCheque® and beyond point surcharges. The fuel surcharge for Purolator Same Day shipments is applied to the sum of the service rate and special van request charge. Other specialized service charges, administrative and shipping surcharges and taxes are excluded from the calculation.
For information on the fuel surcharge applicable to Purolator Freight® shipments, please visit Fuel Surcharge - Freight Services.