2013 Small Package Rate and Accessorial Increases Report

01/02/2013 — Leah Palnik

2013 Small Package Rate IncreasesNear the beginning of every New Year, the shipping experts at PartnerShip dig into the small package carriers' annual rate increase announcements. We like to read between the lines for our customers, digest the tables and charts, see what information is out there that FedEx and UPS didn't say, or maybe just hinted at. As always, how much more expensive your particular small package shipments will be in the New Year largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights, and modes.

Here are some quick facts regarding this year's small package rate increases:

  • UPS rate increases in effect December 31, 2012
    » 4.9% average rate increase for UPS Ground (5.9% average increase -1% reduction in the fuel surcharge)
    » 4.5% average rate increase for UPS Air (6.5% average increase -2% reduction in the fuel surcharge)
  • FedEx rate increases in effect January 7, 2013
    » 4.9% average rate increase for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery services (5.9% rate increase -1% reduction in the fuel surcharge)
    » 3.9% average rate increase for FedEx Express services (5.9% average increase -2% reduction in the fuel surcharge)
  • UPS will enjoy an extra week of the rate increases by beginning 12/31/12 to FedEx's 1/7/13

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