That is why I've said for years that rates should be based on time time spent to execute the load, not based on the miles. If we billed for on duty/driving hours the pricing model could be tremendously simplified - if people can learn to think like that. After all, when it gets right down to it, the only real commodity any carrier has to sell is their drivers on duty time (supported by truck and trailer) - hourly billing rewards the efficient lanes and penalizes the lanes with inefficient shippers/receivers etc.That makes sense. Surcharges should apply to costs that are constant and are subject to periodic increases I.e. fuel as a good example. Border crossings are not. We all know that not every trip across the border results in undue delay. Just as in my example of a “winter weather surcharge”, not every trip made in the winter results in delays due to road closures, bad weather, etc.. If the cost of new trucks goes up, or insurance, or tires, or drivers wages, then they should be reflected in a higher base rate.