BNSF Postpones Fuel Surcharge Changes

FORT WORTH, Texas — Due to current volatility in the fuel markets, BNSF is postponing the fuel surcharge changes that had been scheduled to take effect in January and February 2009.

These changes would have extended the mileage-based fuel surcharge program and increased the strike price on carload shipments from $1.25 to $2.50 per gallon of Highway Diesel Fuel (HDF).

The railroad said it would continue to monitor the state of the fuel markets as the year progresses and provide an update by July 1.