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Fuel Surcharge – Road Freight

DHL has introduced a flexible surcharge for diesel fuel as of 1 July 2004.
  • The fuel surcharge for May 2013 is 18,5%
The charge for diesel oil has risen by more than 10% since May 2003. Due to the consistent upward trend in prices our operative costs have increased considerably. In the course of the year, we have covered a significant cost factor ourselves. The extent of the current pricing pressure, however, forces us to introduce a fuel surcharge worldwide to absorb the impact of the increased diesel charges.

The additional charge has been valid since 1 July 2004 for all national and international road transport (general cargo, part load and full load shipments in Europe).

Calculation method:
Due to the fluctuation of the price of diesel, we have chosen a flexible solution that is in line with the actual diesel price fluctuations, instead of charging you an average additional price for the entire year. The DHL Freight diesel fuel surcharge refers to the Austrian sales price of dieselExternal Link / New Window, published by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Prices are given in euros per liters of diesel.

For calculation we use the price of the first day of each month.

The surcharge is counted exclusively at intervals of 1%.