Fuel Adjustment Factor Guide

Variable Fuel Charge (VFC)

PBT applies a VFC (Variable Fuel Charge) to all courier and transport rates as set out in the table below. The VFC is based on the weekly fuel price monitoring data which is independently published by MBIE. PBT uses the average of the MBIE Diesel Main Port Prices from the previous month to establish PBT’s VFC % for the following month. The VFC moves by 0.5% per 5 cent change in the MBIE Index, starting at 1.0% from an MBIE Index rate of $1.0500.

Road User Charges (RUC)

PBT applies a RUC (Road User Charge) to all courier and transport rates as set out in the table below. The RUC passes on the cost of RUC levies incurred by PBT and is subject to change based on changes in RUC levies.

Fuel Adjustment Factor Table

MBIE Index (Greater than) VFC % RUC % Total FAF
$1.05 1.0% 5.09% 6.09%
$1.10 1.5% 5.09% 6.59%
$1.15 2.0% 5.09% 7.09%
$1.20 2.5% 5.09% 7.59%
$1.25 3.0% 5.09% 8.09%
$1.30 3.5% 5.09% 8.59%
$1.35 4.0% 5.09% 9.09%
$1.40 4.5% 5.09% 9.59%
$1.45 5.0% 5.09% 10.09%
$1.50 5.5% 5.09% 10.59%
$1.55 6.0% 5.09% 11.09%
$1.60 6.5% 5.09% 11.59%
$1.65 7.0% 5.09% 12.09%
$1.70 7.5% 5.09% 12.59%
VFC % moves by 0.5% per 5 cent change in the MBIE Index, starting from 1.0% at $1.05