UPS Freight, the nation's fourth largest less-than-truckload carrier, announced a general rate increase averaging 5.9% covering non-contractual shipments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The rate adjustment takes effect on July 16 and applies to minimum charge, LTL rates and accessorial charges. Customers will be able to view and download the new rates at

This follows the announcement of several other rate increases from LTL carriers including Roadrunner Transportation Systems, YRC Freight, FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight.