A+Heler’s Dry Ice & C02 (APH) is continuing to experience increases in our primary supplies for dry ice production and C02 cylinder refills (liquid C02), and distribution costs. These increases are a result of geopolitical uncertainty, higher labor costs, and rapidly (weekly) increasing fuel costs. The increased costs have necessitated a pricing adjustment through a surcharge. Be assured, we will continue to monitor these costs and will adjust the surcharge rates accordingly. The surcharge application is included in APH’s Service Agreement for periods of time when these critical inputs for production and delivery increase due to outside influences that APH has no control over.
The surcharge is composed of 2 sections. These are:
- Diesel Fuel Surcharge
Diesel Fuel Surcharge Rate in ($/mile) =
(Current Midwest Diesel Price /gal – Baseline Price /gal) / APH Delivery Vehicle Avg miles/gal
Diesel Fuel surcharge Rate = $0.xx/Mile
Diesel Fuel Surcharge = (Diesel Fuel Surcharge Rate) x (# miles between Office and customer location in Miles)
- Dry Ice Surcharge
Dry Ice Surcharge = ($0.0153) x (weight in Lbs. of dry ice purchased)
The APH applied surcharge equals the sum of 1. And 2. above and will commence on April 1, 2022. Each surcharge value will appear as a separate line item on your invoice or each purchase. Variations in surcharge rates may occur weekly depending on average diesel fuel prices and C02 liquid surcharge rate changes. Therefore, the surcharge may go up or down even with the same quantity of dry ice purchased week to week.
Should you have any questions with respect to these surcharges, please contact the APH Office. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.