The Facts About FedEx & UPS Shipping Changes
Effective December 26, 2016
- UPS Additional Handling Surcharge will apply to any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches, instead of 60 inches for all Air, and International packages.
- UPS Additional Handling charge will increase $0.35.
- The updated 2016 UPS Rate and Service Guide is available for download at rates.UPS.com
- Any UPS package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches, instead of 60 inches, will be assessed a fee
- UPS Freight’s Density-Based rate tariff (UPGF 580) will increase an average net of 4.9%. This will be the first increase for this tariff in two years.
- FedEx Express rate increased by an average of 4.9% for US domestic, US export and US import services
- FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery increased an average of 4.9%
- FedEx Freight increased an average of 4.9% for eligible shipments within the US, between the contiguous US and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous US and Mexico, and within Mexico
- FedEx SmartPost rates also changed
Effective January 2017
- UPS will change the dimensional weight calculation for U.S. domestic services and UPS®Standard from Canada import packages subject to UPS Daily rates.
- UPS U.S. domestic services packages that are greater than 1,728 cubic inches will use a 139 divisor to calculate dimensional weight.
- UPS U.S. domestic services packages less than or equal to 1,728 cubic inches will continue to use a 166 divisor to calculate dimensional weight. UPS Standard from Canada import shipments will use a 139 divisor to calculate dimensional weight.
- UPS Additional Handling charge will be assessed for any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches, instead of 60 inches.
- See rates.UPS.com for more information.
- The FedEx Express and FedEx Ground U.S. domestic dimensional weight divisor will change from 166 to 139.
- FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%. This rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), between the contiguous U.S. and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico, and within Mexico.
- See the FedEx Service Guide for more information.
Effective February 2017
- UPS U.S. fuel surcharge will be adjusted weekly.
- UPS U.S. Import fuel surcharge percentage will increase and be assessed independently of U.S. Air and Export fuel surcharge.
- FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipment will be subject to weekly adjustment.
- FedEx Express fuel surcharge will be based on a weekly fuel price from two weeks prior to the week in which it is assessed.
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