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Canadian Fuel Surcharge Rates

Purolator’s fuel surcharge applies to all courier shipments tendered to Purolator regardless of destination or selected mode of transportation. The fuel surcharge rates for courier shipments, other than for Purolator Same Day® shipments, will be applied to the sum of the service rate, additional specialized services and applicable surcharges. The fuel surcharge rates for Purolator Same Day shipments will be applied to the sum of service rate, special van requests, additional specialized services and applicable surcharges. Taxes and customs clearance charges are excluded from the fuel surcharge calculation. For more detailed information regarding our fuel surcharges, please refer to Purolator’s Terms and Conditions of Service.

Effective Dates Surcharge | Average Four-Week Fuel Price per Litre
November 2, 2020 - December 6, 2020 7.75% | $0.9760 
December 7, 2020 - January 3, 2021 8.75% | $1.0003 
January 4, 2021 - January 31, 2021 To be posted on the week of December 21, 2020
Effective Dates Surcharge | Average Four-Week Fuel Price per Litre
September 7, 2020 - October 4, 2020 8.00% | $1.0045
October 5, 2020 - November 1, 2020 7.50% | $0.9918 
November 2, 2020 - December 6, 2020 To be posted on the week of October 19, 2020
Calculation of Fuel Surcharge

Purolator's fuel surcharge is set monthly and varies based on the four-week average price of diesel as calculated by Purolator using the weekly average diesel prices reported by Natural Resources Canada. Changes to the fuel surcharge rate become effective on the first Monday of each month. Updates are posted on purolator.com approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The updated fuel surcharge rate will appear on the invoice for shipments scheduled on or after the effective date.

The fuel surcharge table below indicates the fuel surcharge that will be applied based on the four-week average price of diesel:

Diesel price per litre
Effective Nov 2, 2020
At Least - But Less Than
Surcharge Amount
$0.66               -               $0.68 0.25%
$0.68               -               $0.70 0.75%
$0.70               -               $0.72 1.25%
$0.72               -               $0.74 1.75%
$0.74               -               $0.76 2.25%
$0.76               -               $0.78 2.75%
$0.78               -               $0.80 3.25%
$0.80               -               $0.82 3.75%
$0.82               -               $0.84 4.25%
$0.84               -               $0.86 4.75%
$0.86               -               $0.88 5.25%
$0.88               -               $0.90 5.75%
$0.90               -               $0.92 6.25%
$0.92               -               $0.94 6.75%
$0.94               -               $0.96 7.25%
$0.96               -               $0.98 7.75%
$0.98               -               $1.00 8.25%
$1.00               -               $1.02 8.75%
$1.02               -               $1.04 9.25%
$1.04               -               $1.06 9.75%
$1.06               -               $1.08 10.25%
$1.08               -               $1.10 10.75%
$1.10               -               $1.12 11.25%
$1.12               -               $1.14 11.75%
$1.14               -               $1.16 12.25%
$1.16               -               $1.18 12.75%
$1.18               -               $1.20 13.25%
$1.20               -               $1.22 13.75%
$1.22               -               $1.24 14.25%
$1.24               -               $1.26 14.75%
$1.26               -               $1.28 15.25%
$1.28               -               $1.30 15.75%
$1.30               -               $1.32 16.25%
$1.32               -               $1.34 16.75%
$1.34               -               $1.36 17.25%
$1.36               -               $1.38 17.75%
$1.38               -               $1.40 18.25%
$1.40               -               $1.42 18.75%
Diesel price per litre
Effective July 6, 2020
At Least - But Less Than
Surcharge Amount
$0.70               -               $0.72 0.50%
$0.72               -               $0.74 1.00%
$0.74               -               $0.76 1.50%
$0.76               -               $0.78 2.00%
$0.78               -               $0.80 2.50%
$0.80               -               $0.82 3.00%
$0.82               -               $0.84 3.50%
$0.84               -               $0.86 4.00%
$0.86               -               $0.88 4.50%
$0.88               -               $0.90 5.00%
$0.90               -               $0.92 5.50%
$0.92               -               $0.94 6.00%
$0.94               -               $0.96 6.50%
$0.96               -               $0.98 7.00%
$0.98               -               $1.00 7.50%
$1.00               -               $1.02 8.00%
$1.02               -               $1.04 8.50%
$1.04               -               $1.06 9.00%
$1.06               -               $1.08 9.50%
$1.08               -               $1.10 10.00%
$1.10               -               $1.12 10.50%
$1.12               -               $1.14 11.00%
$1.14               -               $1.16 11.50%
$1.16               -               $1.18 12.00%
$1.18               -               $1.20 12.50%
$1.20               -               $1.22 13.00%
$1.22               -               $1.24 13.50%
$1.24               -               $1.26 14.00%
$1.26               -               $1.28 14.50%
$1.28               -               $1.30 15.00%
$1.30               -               $1.32 15.50%
$1.32               -               $1.34 16.00%
$1.34               -               $1.36 16.50%
$1.36               -               $1.38 17.00%
$1.38               -               $1.40 17.50%
$1.40               -               $1.42 18.00%
$1.42               -               $1.44 18.50%
$1.44               -               $1.46 19.00%
Diesel price per litre
Effective April 6, 2020
At Least - But Less Than
Surcharge Amount
$0.70               -               $0.72 0.50%
$0.72               -               $0.74 1.00%
$0.74               -               $0.76 1.50%
$0.76               -               $0.78 2.00%
$0.78               -               $0.80 2.50%
$0.80               -               $0.82 3.00%
$0.82               -               $0.84 3.50%
$0.84               -               $0.86 4.00%
$0.86               -               $0.88 4.50%
$0.88               -               $0.90 5.00%
$0.90               -               $0.92 5.50%
$0.92               -               $0.94 6.00%
$0.94               -               $0.96 6.50%
$0.96               -               $0.98 7.00%
$0.98               -               $1.00 7.50%
$1.00               -               $1.02 8.00%
$1.02               -               $1.04 8.50%
$1.04               -               $1.06 9.00%
$1.06               -               $1.08 9.50%
$1.08               -               $1.10 10.00%
$1.10               -               $1.12 10.50%
$1.12               -               $1.14 11.00%
$1.14               -               $1.16 11.50%
$1.16               -               $1.18 12.00%
$1.18               -               $1.20 12.50%
$1.20               -               $1.22 13.00%
$1.22               -               $1.24 13.50%
$1.24               -               $1.26 14.00%
$1.26               -               $1.28 14.50%
$1.28               -               $1.30 15.00%
$1.30               -               $1.32 15.50%
$1.32               -               $1.34 16.00%
$1.34               -               $1.36 16.50%
$1.36               -               $1.38 17.00%
$1.38               -               $1.40 17.50%
$1.40               -               $1.42 18.00%
$1.42               -               $1.44 18.50%
$1.44               -               $1.46 19.00%

Note: Fuel surcharge calculations are determined by Purolator as appropriate and are subject to change without notice. If your fuel surcharge is not based on the above information, due specific contract terms, please refer to this fuel surcharge table.

For information on the fuel surcharge for Purolator Freight® shipments, please visit Fuel Surcharge – Freight Services. For information on the fuel surcharge for Purolator International® shipments, please visit Fuel Surcharge - Purolator International.