Domestic fuel adjustments

Fuel Adjustment Factor

MonthFAF %
June 20185.2%
May 20184.7%
April 20185.0%
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March 20185.2%
February 20185.2%
January 20185.0%
December 20174.1%
November 20173.9%
October 20173.2%
September 20172.2%
August 20173.0%
July 20173.8%
June 20174.0%
May 20174.0%
April 20174.3%
March 20174.2%
February 20173.5%
January 20172.8%
December 20163.2%
November 20162.5%
October 20162.1%
September 20162.1%
August 20162.9%
July 20162.4%
June 20161.5%
May 20161.3%
April 20160.2%
March 20160.2%
February 20161.6%
January 20162.6%
December 20152.7%
November 20153.0%
October 20152.8%
September 20153.5%
August 20153.8%
September 20153.5%
August 20153.8%
July 20153.7%
June 20152.8%
May 20152.7%
April 20152.2%
March 20151.8%
February 20153.5%
January 20154.7%
December 20145.3%
November 20145.5%
October 20145.4%
September 20145.5%
August 20145.8%
July 20145.5%
June 20145.2%
May 20145.5%
April 20145.5%
March 20145.8%
February 20146.0%
January 20145.5%
December 20135.5%
November 20136.0%
October 20135.8%
September 20136.0%
August 20135.4%
July 20134.9%
June 20135.2%
May 20135.9%
April 20135.7%
March 20135.8%
February 20135.7%
January 20135.7%
December 20126.0%
November 20126.2%
October 20125.7%
September 20125.0%
August 20125.2%
July 20126.1%
June 20126.1%
May 20126.0%
April 20125.6%
March 20126.2%
February 20126.3%
January 20125.6%
December 20115.1%
November 20115.0%
October 20114.8%
September 20115.2%
August 20115.4%
July 20113.7%
June 20114.4%
May 20113.5%
April 20111.7%
March 20111.2%
February 20110.8%
January 20110.1%
December 20100.0%
November 20100.0%
October 20100.0%
September 20100.0%
August 20100.0%
July 20100.6%
June 20100.0%
May 20100.0%
April 20100.0%
March 20100.0%
February 20100.0%
January 20100.0%
December 20090.0%
November 20090.0%
October 20090.0%
September 20090.0%
August 20090.0%
July 20090.0%
June 20090.0%
May 20090.0%
April 20090.0%
March 20090.0%
February 20090.3%
January 20091.2%
December 20083.6%
November 20084.2%
October 20086.0%
September 20086.6%
August 20085.4%
July 20083.6%
June 20082.1%

Road User Charges

From July Post Haste will be introducing a road user charge. Click here for more information.

Increase Date RUC%
July 20153.1%

A 9.8% disruption surcharge on inter island freight movements between the North and South Islands in both directions currently applies.

This section relates to the domestic FAF only. Visit our International Fuel Adjustment page for information on the international FAF.

Domestic Fuel Adjustment Factor Table

Diesel PriceFAF % increase
up to $0.950.00%

Domestic Fuel Adjustment Factor FAQ

What is a Fuel Adjustment Factor (FAF)?

The Fuel Adjustment Factor (FAF) is a charge that is applied to both Domestic and International Courier Services to off-set the current fuel volatility. The total price you pay for a courier product/service will comprise of two components – the base price and the fuel adjustment factor. Multiplying the base price by the fuel adjustment factor will give the total price.

This section of the website provides information about our FAF and the current FAF rate for Domestic services. For more information about our FAF and the current FAF rate for International services please visit our International Fuel Adjustment page

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How much will the FAF cost me?

The FAF will be calculated on the first day of each month and will be based on the average diesel price from two months earlier. By using this mechanism, we can:

  • Provide transparency for customers to see how it is calculated
  • Take into account any shifts in the price of fuel that impact significantly on the price of moving courier items

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How will this impact my business?

We will be using a base rate of $0.95 (diesel pump price including GST) for domestic courier services.

Every 1c movement above $0.95, in the average pump price*, will result in a 0.1% increase in our pricing. FAF will be rounded up to the nearest cent; this is updated monthly and will be automatically adjusted on your invoice.

The rates for our Fuel Adjustment Factor will be recalculated on a monthly basis.

Nationally and globally, the courier and transportation markets have seen massive increases in fuel prices. In the past, Post Haste Couriers has tried hard to absorb these costs, minimising the impact on our customers. Unfortunately prices have come to a level where we must follow other transport operators in implementing a "fuel surcharge" system. If road user charges continue to increase we may look to incorporate this into our FAF methodology at a future date.

*Average diesel price as published by the Ministry of Economic Development - we will calculate the FAF for any given month using the average diesel prices from two months earlier.

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Will I be notified of each increase?

Our website will be updated each month detailing the increase/decrease for that month. You can find this page in our Useful Information section.

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How does Emissions Trading Scheme impact FAF?

The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is part of the Government’s primary response to global climate change. Effective 1st July 2010 an additional tax will be applied to fuel, and passed on through the pump price. For more information on the ETS visit

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What is the "base rate" at which I will be charged FAF?

The FAF base rate as of 1st August 2011 is $0.95.

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