UPS Freight will implement a general rate increase effective March 31.

The 4.4% increase applies to non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments rated on the current UPS Freight tariffs. It also applies to all offshore rates and charges and accessorials.

The impact of this general rate increase may vary by specific lane or shipment characteristics such as weight or class, according to the company.

The news follows fellow LTL carrier ABF Freight increasing rates by around 5.4% on March 24, while FedEx Freight has an increase averaging 3.9% planned for March 31.