A fuel surcharge is a fee assessed by a carrier to account for regional / seasonal variations in fuel costs. A fuel surcharge is most often seen in trucking, but an ocean or air carrier may also assess a fuel surcharge.
A fuel surcharge helps protect the carrier from the volatility of fuel prices.
If applicable, a fuel surcharge will appear on your Grounded quote or invoice as a destination charge. The fuel surcharge may be included within the Pickup & Delivery rate, or it may be listed as a separate line item.
A trucking fuel surcharge is typically charged as a percentage of the base trucking cost.
An air fuel surcharge is typically charged based on chargeable weight.