A diesel floater refers to a fuel surcharge, that logistics companies charge their customers to compensate for rising diesel prices. This surcharge is variable and change according to the fluctuations of diesel prices.
Fuel costs are one of the most important components of the freight price, along with vehicle and personnel costs. Freight forwarders and carriers monitor price developments very closely and adjust freight prices quickly, especially when diesel prices rise.
In concrete terms, this means that DB Schenker customers automatically benefit when the price level falls. In return, the diesel surcharge increases if energy costs rise significantly. The diesel surcharge is adjusted monthly to the real price situation.
applied for transports. Fuel costs in Luxembourg/Belgium/Spain are different, but tend to be subject to the same laws.