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With rising fuel prices, carrier capacity problems, and pressure from customers for on-time deliveries, shippers have been feeling the squeeze.
On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices are increasing
FedEx Corp. said on Dec. 4 it will be raising rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 1.
Fewer and fewer shippers are overlooking the regional carriers, and the number of such companies is growing as a result.
Each winter, the big three parcel carriers
‘Tis the season–not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by the parcel carriers. On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices will increase an average 4.9% for ground shipments and 6.9% for air express and U.S.-origin international shipments. The parcel […]
For every shipper, staying in control of lost merchandise is vital. Packages sent but never delivered are costly
Shippers and carriers continue to experience the effects of rising transportation costs and constrained capacity that include changes in rates, service levels, and, in some cases, how they do business together, so says a study from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).
You’ve probably heard that the U.S. Postal Service has filed to raise rates again in May 2007. But the proposed rates follow a more complex pricing structure than the flat 5.4% increase implemented last January. For the first time, the rate structure will rely on shape, as well as weight.
The U.S. Postal Service has released its proposed mailing standards as part of the rate case introduced on May 3. While much of the focus has been on what the changes will mean to catalog production and circulation