FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., are raising their general rates by 5.9 percent as of Feb. 1, 2010.
The move follows similar boosts in rates for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground.
The new rates apply to interstate and intrastate less-than-truckload shipments as well as shipments between the U.S. and Canada covered by the FXF 1000 and FXNL 501 Base Rates.
The company said the change will also include minimum and accessorial charges and some adjustments and fuel surcharges.
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