The trucking industry has seen dramatic increases in diesel fuel prices. As a result of these increases, as reflected in the West Coast On-highway Self Service Diesel Price published by the U.S. Department of Energy, Peninsula Truck Lines’ fuel surcharge became effective on March 1, 2000. The applicable fuel surcharge is presented in the table below. Different scales apply to Less-Than-Truckload (“LTL”) and Truckload (“TL”) shipments. Effective October 11, 2017, the fuel surcharge will be 20.00% for LTL shipments and 24.00% for Truckload shipments. (History of Peninsula Truck Lines fuel surcharge.) The West Coast Average On-highway Diesel Price is announced each Monday and it will be utilized to determine the applicable fuel surcharge that will be adjusted up or down on the succeeding Wednesday. This index may be obtained by calling the U.S. Department of Energy at 202-586-8800 (24 hours per day) or on their Internet site. The fuel surcharge will be shown as a separate entry on our freight bill and will be applied to all freight charges, but not special accessorial service charges.