Surcharges Can Really Wallop Your Freight Costs

Nov 30, 2017

Are you prepared for the rate increases coming from UPS in December and FedEx in January?

A parcel consultant recently told me about his experience meeting with a large scale shipper with millions of dollars in parcel to evaluate the rate increases. They analyzed their activity and the impact of their proposed increases and found that for their shipments, the total increase from FedEx would come out to 9%—far above the 4.9% "average" increase that had been announced!

That's why we're encouraging shippers to evaluate the impact of these changes ahead of time. One tool you can use to measure these changes is our Parcel Toolbox, and if you're interested in learning more, you can see a demo of how it works


Parcel carriers aren’t the only ones using shipper surcharges to cover their costs—this happens in the LTL and truckload modes as well. We can help you uncover these costs with our Rapid Assessment. To schedule your assessment, just give us a call at 630-833-0890 or send us an email. We're on your team, we're here to help and we're passionate about seeing you be successful.