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The price of diesel fuel continues to escalate rapidly. Patriot has always taken the stand to hold-off and clearly analyze the fuel surcharge issue and its variances. When fuel prices are high, Patriot must apply a fuel surcharge, on a percent of linehaul charges to the bill. When fuel prices are low, Patriot will reduce the linehaul charges by a specified percent, to compensate for the savings. Patriot was the first Canadian transportation company to include a reduction in its fuel surcharge schedule, passing the savings on to you, our customers.

Due to rapidly escalating fuel costs since May 21, 1998, Patriot Freight Services will amend its Fuel Surcharge schedule beginning on August 15th, 2006. Patriot will adjust the surcharge Weekly, based on the U.S. National Average Fuel Index of the previous Monday. The fuel index, published by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, is available on the department’s internet site (Click here)

The surcharge is a strong component of net linehaul charges and is based on the following table.

WHEN THE U.S. NATIONAL AVERAGE FUEL INDEX IS:

When fuel price is          At Least:

But equal or Less Than:

FUEL SURCHARGE

(% of Net Linehaul Charges)

LTL Surcharge

Truckload Surcharge

-

95 cents

1.0% reduction

-

95 cents

100 cents

0.5% reduction

-

101 cents

110 cents

0% reduction/surcharge

0%

111 cents

120 cents

2.0%

4.0%

121 cents

130 cents

3.0%

5.0%

131 cents

140 cents

4.0%

6.0%

141 cents

150 cents

5.0%

7.0%

151 cents

160 cents

6.0%

8.0%

161 cents

170 cents

7.0%

9.0%

171 cents

180 cents

8.0%

10.0%

181 cents

190 cents

8.5%

11.0%

191 cents

200 cents

9.0%

12.0%

201 cents

210 cents

9.5%

13.0%

211 cents

220 cents

10.0%

14.0%

221 cents

230 cents

10.5%

14.5%

231 cents

240 cents

11.0%

15.0%

241 cents

250 cents

11.5%

15.5%

251 cents

260 cents

12.0%

16.0%

261 cents

270 cents

12.5%

16.5%

271 cents

280 cents

13.0%

17.0%

281 cents

290 cents

13.5%

17.5%

291 cents

300 cents

14.0%

18.0%

301 cents

310 cents

14.5%

18.5%

311 cents

320 cents

15.0%

19.0%

321 cents

330 cents

15.5%

19.5%

331 cents

340 cents

16.0%

20.0%

341 cents

350 cents

16.5%

20.5%

351 cents

360 cents

17.0%

21.0%

361 cents

370 cents

17.5%

21.5%

371 cents

380 cents

18.0%

22.0%

381 cents

390 cents

18.5%

22.5%

391 cents

400 cents

19.0%

23.0%

401 cents

410 cents

19.5%

23.5%

411 cents

420 cents

20.0%

24.0%

421 cents

430 cents

20.5%

24.5%

431 cents

440 cents

21.0%

25.0%

441 cents

450 cents

21.5%

25.5%

451 cents

460 cents

22.0%

26.0%

461 cents

470 cents

22.5%

26.5%

471 cents

480 cents

23.0%

27.0%

481 cents

490 cents

23.5%

27.5%

491 cents

500 cents

24.0%

28.0%

501 cents

510 cents

24.5%

28.5%

511 cents

520 cents

25.0%

29.0%

521 cents

530 cents

25.5%

29.5%

531 cents

540 cents

26.0%

30.0%

541 cents

550 cents

26.5%

30.5%


Patriot understands the hardships that fuel prices are having on all businesses and commits to keeping any increases in surcharge to a minimum. Patriot will continue to analyze the trend in fuel costs each month, and will make the necessary adjustments based on the table above. Thank you for entrusting your business with Patriot. Patriot continues to improve its communications with its customers to ensure complete satisfaction is achieved. We value your continued patronage.
  James L. Lavoie
President, Patriot Group of Companies

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