Fuel Surcharge

Forward Air LTL and Truckload Xpedited℠ (TLX) Services

Fuel surcharge percentages for Forward Air LTL and TLX shipments are subject to a weekly adjustment. The adjustment is made according to the table below. The fuel surcharge is based on the price per gallon of diesel fuel stated by the U.S. Department of Energy in their weekly Monday reports. The effective periods are from Monday in the succeeding week through the next Sunday. The surcharge percentage is reflected on your Forward Air invoice.

Effective March 4, 2019, Forward Air will apply a new fuel surcharge structure to Forward Air LTL Shipments.View New LTL Fuel Surcharge Structure

Forward Air LTL and TLX Services Fuel Surcharge Table (Prices per Gallon)

Forward Air LTL Fuel Surcharge

At Least But Less Than LTL (1) Surcharge

TLX Services Fuel Surcharge

At Least But Less Than TLX (2) Surcharge
  1. For the purposes of the fuel surcharge, LTL shipments are defined as those that are rated as less than less-than-truckload shipments that move through the Forward Air network.
  2. For the purposes of the fuel surcharge, Truckload Xpedited services are defined as those requiring full truckload (TLX) and rate on a per mile basis or at a cap rate.

Historical Fuel Surcharges

Fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. See "Terms and Conditions" for more details. 

The prices in these indexes are published by the Energy Information Association of the 
U.S. Department of Energy and can be accessed via the web at:


Forward Air is not responsible for the information provided.

Historical Fuel Surcharge Rates

LTL Fuel Surcharge Truckload Xpedited Fuel Surcharge Issue Date Effective Dates
Terms and Conditions - Fuel Surcharge

We reserve the right to assess fuel and other surcharges on shipments without notice.  The amount and duration of any such surcharges will be determined at our sole discretion.  By tendering your shipment to Forward Air, you agree to pay the surcharges, as determined by Forward Air.