(a)  A fuel surcharge for household goods carriers shall be established by the Commission on a monthly basis using the following procedure:

(1)           On the last Tuesday of each month (or the next business day thereafter if delayed by a legal State or Federal holiday), the Public Staff shall file its recommended fuel surcharge in the current calendar year fuel surcharge docket (T-825). The recommended fuel charge shall be calculated by the Public Staff as follows:

a.             Using the On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Index and Retail Gasoline Price Index for the Lower Atlantic Region released that week by the United States Department of Energy - Energy Information Administration (EIA), or another source approved by the Commission, the Public Staff shall determine a current composite cost of fuel using the diesel/gasoline ratio shown in Schedule 2-A filed in Docket No. T-825, Sub 334, on March 28, 2000.

b.             With this composite cost of fuel, the Public Staff shall determine the appropriate fuel surcharge using the Fuel Surcharge Index Chart filed on October 6, 2005, in Docket No. T-825, Sub 339, to be applied per bill of lading mile for all North Carolina intrastate household goods moves governed by the Commission’s most recently issued Maximum Rate Tariff in accordance with the procedures outlined in Docket No. M-100, Sub 121, and the provisions of Appendix A, Paragraph C, of the Order dated January 18, 1991.

(2)           On the first business day of the week following the Public Staff’s filing, the Commission will issue an order adjusting the fuel surcharge when an adjustment is appropriate.

(b)  All fuel surcharge revenue assessed and collected shall be passed on or otherwise credited to the purchaser of the fuel. The fuel surcharge shall be assessed once per shipment regardless of the number of vehicles used.


(NCUC Docket No. T-100, Sub 93, 6/5/14.)