Fuel Protection Program
On Tuesday of each week we take the DOE (Department of Energy) National Average for the cost of 1 Gallon of diesel fuel. AS AN EXAMPLE the week of 05/23/2017 the DOE Average was $2.539 per gallon.
Next we calculate our Fuel Surcharge (FSC). For this week our Guaranteed FSC for Specialized/Flatbed/Heavy Haul fleet is $0.357 per loaded mile and the average FSC for our Dry Van/Pad Wrap fleet is $0.275.
Then we take the average MPG we get from our company fleet. For this exercise we will use an average of 5.50 mpg. (Your actual mileage may vary)
By multiplying the FSC for Specialized/Flatbed/Heavy Haul $0.357 by the average 5.50 mpg we get $1.9635 per gallon fuel surcharge, and by multiplying the FSC for our Dry Van/Pad Wrap Fleet $0.275 by the average 5.50 mpg we get $1.5125 per gallon fuel surcharge.
Now we subtract the fuel surcharge which is paid directly to our owner operators and lease drivers weekly, from the DOE Average for the week ($2.539) and the average cost of a gallon of diesel fuel to an ATS Owner Operators and Lease Drivers is:
Specialized/Flatbed/Heavy Haul = $0.5755
Dry Van/Pad Wrap Fleet = $1.0265