Fuel surcharge is calculated as follows: diesel fuel cost rate (average diesel fuel retail price of previous month compared the diesel base price) is multiplied by the coefficient 0.45* and the result is added to the fuel surcharge base of 0.00%. Coefficient reflects the effect of fuel retail price changes on the price of products and services.
DPD announces the fuel surcharge on its website no later than on the third working day of the current month. Fuel surcharge is added to the net amount of the service invoice (amount without VAT).
Base price of diesel fuel: EUR 1.039 / litre, corresponding to a fuel surcharge base of 0.00%.
Attention: as of 1.5.2020, the minimum rate of the fuel surcharge is 10.12%. This minimum was the average fuel surcharge in the second half of 2019 and has been taken into account in the formation of the 2020 price list for the courier service and cost models.
DPD reserves the right to change the basis for calculating the fuel surcharge without further notice.
Methodology of calculating the labour force charge:
The basis for the labour force charge is the average gross salary in the transport and warehousing sector as calculated by Statistics Estonia. The charge shall be calculated on an annual basis.
The average gross salary in the transport and warehousing sector as of 1 January 2016 was €1,061 (base amount).
The average gross salary in the transport and warehousing sector in the second quarter of 2019 was €1,384.
Calculation of labour force charge: percentage changes in the average gross salary in the transport and warehousing sector compared to the base amount multiplied by a coefficient of 0.4*
*The coefficient reflects the calculated share of labour costs in the cost structure of DPD Eesti AS.
The minimum labour force charge starting from 1.10.2019 is fixed at 12.2%.
The labour force charge applies to all services and extra services purchased by the clients of DPD Eesti AS. The amount is added to the net amount of the service invoice (amount without value added tax).
The labour force charge shall be adjusted once or twice every year and we shall set out the exact rate on the website www.dpd.ee.
DPD reserves the right to change the basis for calculating the labour force charge without providing further advance notice thereof.