FedEx and UPS Raise Rates

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FedEx and UPS increased their rates for 2010, effective January 4.

FedEx Corporation has increased the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.9 percent (a 5.9 percent increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percent reduction in the fuel surcharge). The new rates apply to U.S. and U.S. export express package and freight shipments. The standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery are now an average of 4.9 percent higher.

Changes were also made to other FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery surcharges. Complete FedEx rate information is available at www.fedex.com/us/rates2010.

UPS rates for 2010 include an average 4.9 percent increase for UPS Ground and Ground Hundredweight shipments and a net average increase of 4.9 percent on all Air Express and U.S. origin International shipments.

The increase for Air Express and International shipments is based on a 6.9 percent increase in the base rate, less a 2 percent reduction in the current fuel surcharge. Updated rate and service information is posted on ups.com/rates, where the "2010 Rate and Service Guide" is also available for download.

PartnerShip LLC, the administrator of the ABA Discount Shipping Program, offers members discounts of up to 31 percent with FedEx and up to 64 percent with UPS Freight and YRC. For more information or to enroll in the free program, visit www.partnership.com/07ABA or contact PartnerShip at (800) 599-2902 or sales@partnership.com.