UPS Upping Rates, Follows Rivals
November 21, 2013
Effective Dec 30 UPS’ published rates for its services will increase.
For package shipments, ground services and accessorial rates will increase an average net 4.9%. The same hike will be made for UPS Air and international services and accessorial rates.
You can view a complete list of the new package surcharges, as well as a complete list of UPS Air Freight rates for shipments originating in the 48 contiguous states, along with a complete list of U.S. origin UPS Express Freight rates.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Postal Service indicated it plans to raise overall prices by 2.4%, provided a regulatory commission signs off on the hike, according to the Wall Street Journal. Meantime, FedEx has said in January it will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9% at its domestic express-shipping business.
So far, neither UPS or FedEx has announced rate hikes with their more traditional trucking operations.