McLeod Software's fleet management software, LoadMaster Enterprise, provides a fuel surcharge function that automatically updates and calculates a carrier's fuel surcharge based on customer and shipping locations.

The setup allows users to determine different base prices, variances, methods and amounts based on per-mile or percentage by customer, saving staff time and money.
The LoadMaster system automatically downloads the Department of Energy's (DOE) weekly national and regional fuel averages from the DOE web site, eliminating manual Internet access and potential errors in recording the averages. LoadMaster makes all the necessary calculations based on user setup specifications to determine different base price variances and methods by customer, based on per-mile or percentages, as well as by shipping location.
This provides accurate surcharges to shippers and eliminates hours of manual calculations.
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