Inbound and Outbound Fuel Surcharge (IRRUTFS/IRRSTFS & ORRUTFS/ORRSTFS)

What is it?

 

Inbound and outbound fuel surcharges are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as a sum of all the commodities which show the fuel surcharge a rail line charges for a specific train type and grain type. The fuel surcharges are for specific routes, or origin destination pairs, as well as markets.

  • IRRSFSCORN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train
  • IRRSFSCORNBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • IRRSFSCORNCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • IRRSFSCORNCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: CSX
  • IRRSFSSOY: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train
  • IRRSFSSOYBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • IRRSFSSOYCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • IRRSFSSOYCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: CSX
  • IRRSFSSOYUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: Union Pacific
  • IRRSFSWHEAT: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train
  • IRRSFSWHEATBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • IRRSFSWHEATCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • IRRSFSWHEATCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: CSX
  • IRRSFSWHEATUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: Union Pacific
  • IRRUFSCORN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train
  • IRRUFSCORNBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: BNSF
  • IRRUFSCORNCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: Canadian National
  • IRRUFSCORNCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: CSX
  • IRRUFSCORNUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • IRRUFSSOY: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train
  • IRRUFSSOYBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: BNSF
  • IRRUFSSOYCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: Canadian National
  • IRRUFSSOYCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: CSX
  • IRRUFSSOYUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • IRRUFSWHEAT: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train
  • IRRUFSWHEATBNSF: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: BNSF
  • IRRUFSWHEATCN: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: Canadian National
  • IRRUFSWHEATCSX: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: CSX
  • IRRUFSWHEATUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRSFSCORN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train
  • ORRSFSCORNBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • ORRSFSCORNCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • ORRSFSCORNCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: CSX
  • ORRSFSCORNUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRSFSSOY: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train
  • ORRSFSSOYBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • ORRSFSSOYCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • ORRSFSSOYCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: CSX
  • ORRSFSSOYUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Shuttle Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRSFSWHEAT: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train
  • ORRSFSWHEATBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: BNSF
  • ORRSFSWHEATCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: Canadian National
  • ORRSFSWHEATCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: CSX
  • ORRSFSWHEATUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Shuttle Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRUFSCORN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train
  • ORRUFSCORNBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: BNSF
  • ORRUFSCORNCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: Canadian National
  • ORRUFSCORNCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: CSX
  • ORRUFSCORNUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRUFSSOY: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train
  • ORRUFSSOYBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: BNSF
  • ORRUFSSOYCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: Canadian National
  • ORRUFSSOYCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: CSX
  • ORRUFSSOYUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Soybeans Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • ORRUFSWHEAT: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train
  • ORRUFSWHEATBNSF: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: BNSF
  • ORRUFSWHEATCN: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: Canadian National
  • ORRUFSWHEATCSX: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: CSX
  • ORRUFSWHEATUP: Outbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Wheat Unit Train: Union Pacific
  • RAILSURCHARGE: Railroad Fuel Surcharge
  • IRRSFSCORNUP: Inbound Railroad Fuel Surcharge Corn Shuttle Train: Union Pacific

Who is interested?

Rail Economists, Railroad operations, Shippers, Supply Chain Analysts 

What does it tell me?

The indices show the fuel surcharge charged to shippers in U.S. dollars per carload. They are broken down by grain type; corn, soybeans and wheat; by train type; shuttle train or unit train; and by rail carrier; CSX, BNSF, UP, and CN. Following this along with diesel rack prices can allow for a shipper to better plan for the costs of a load. The fuel surcharge is dependent on diesel prices and distance traveled, so should the rack price and fuel surcharge diverge, shippers should take notice. The surcharges are shown for markets and lanes.