Fuel Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge

  1. Fuel Surcharge

Iron Mountain applies a fuel surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Adjustments to the fuel surcharge base will take effect on the first of each month and will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date.

The fuel surcharge is indexed to the Swiss average national on-road diesel prices published by ASTAG for the month preceding the adjustment. For example, the surcharge for January 2023 is based on the national average on-road diesel fuel price in Switzerland as of December 2022.

You can access on-road diesel fuel prices to view national average prices in Switzerland (Note: If you click on the link, you will leave the Iron Mountain website. Iron Mountain is not responsible for the content or information provided on other websites. )

What the fuel surcharge applies to

The fuel surcharge applies to transportation charges (Trip Charges) on all services. For a complete list of items included in the fuel surcharge calculation, please refer to the following table: click here to view the eligible trip charge bill codes

Fuel Surcharge rate table

At Least But Less Than Surcharge
1.50
1.70 10.0%
1.71
1.90 10.5%
1.91
2.10 11.0%
2.11 2.30 11.5%
2.31 2.50 12.0%

Fuel surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without notice. If the fuel surcharge price base exceeds 2.5 CHF/L or if the percentages and thresholds change, the table will be updated. Billing: The fuel surcharge will be included on your bill on a separate line. The fuel surcharge will be applied to transportation costs to include travel and shredding services.

Examples – ASTAG Oil Bulletin CHF per Litre

Assume that your contracted trip charge is 30CHF and that the ASTAG Oil Bulletin monthly average price per litre price is 2.00CHF. Your fuel surcharges rate would be 11.0%. That would be 30CHF per trip X 11.00% = 3.30CHF per trip surcharge.

If the monthly average Oil Bulletin price decreased to 1.690CHF/litre for a measurement month, the surcharge (applied to the month that follows the measurement month by two month) would decrease to 10.00%. In sterling terms, that would be 30CHF per trip X 10.00% = 3.00CHF per trip surcharge

Conversely, if the monthly average Oil Bulletin price increased to 2.30CHF/litre for a measurement month, the surcharge (applied to the month that follows the measurement month by two month) would increase to 12.00%. In sterling terms, that would be 30CHF per trip X 12.00% = 3.60 per trip surcharge.