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Over the past two years, SME has tracked dozens of new incremental price increases, policy changes and surcharges.  You need industry experts and sophisticated technology to track these rate hikes and analyze how they impact your transportation budget and forecasting.

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Carrier Rate Hike Timeline

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October 19, 2020
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UPS increases surcharges from Europe

Effective November 1, 2020, peak surcharges for some Europe origin shipments will increase.

October 19, 2020
UPS increases surcharge from China & Hong Kong

UPS increases surcharge from China & Hong Kong

Effective October 25, 2020,  peak surcharges will increase for shipments from China and Hong Kong

October 8, 2020
UPS reduces amount of surcharges

UPS reduces amount of surcharges

Effective Oct 24, the amount of Peak Surcharges applied to certain international shipments including from mainland China and Hong Kong SAR to the US will decline.

September 22, 2020
Amazon raises USPS rates

Amazon raises USPS rates

Amazon raises USPS rates on Buy Shipping to coincide with USPS temporary commercial price increase

September 14, 2020
FedEx increase of 4.9%

FedEx increase of 4.9%

Effective January 4, 2021, FedEx announces an average rate increase of 4.9% for FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, and either 4.9% or 5.9% for FedEx Freight depending on zone and service level. Select surcharges will increase at a higher rate.

September 4, 2020
Pitney Bowes peak pricing adjustments

Pitney Bowes peak pricing adjustments

Pitney Bowes announces peak pricing adjustments for its delivery and returns services for the holiday shipping season, not to exceed $1.50 per parcel

September 3, 2020
UPS SurePost increase of $0.24

UPS SurePost increase of $0.24

UPS SurePost services will increase by $0.24.

August 28, 2020
LaserShip implements surcharges

LaserShip implements surcharges

LaserShip will implement peak season residential surcharges from Nov 21 to Dec 31

August 24, 2020
OnTrac implements surcharges

OnTrac implements surcharges

For the first time, OnTrac will implement peak season surcharges effective August 23 through January 16

August 20, 2020
UPS to increase international rates

UPS to increase international rates

UPS to increase rates on international parcels from Asia to US effective Aug 30th

August 18, 2020
August 18 FedEx

FedEx peak surcharges begin Oct 3rd

Peak surcharges begin October 3 and November 2 depending on surcharge and will end January 17.

August 14, 2020
August 14 USPS

USPS announces peak surcharges

For the first time, USPS announces peak surcharges from Oct. 18 until Dec. 27, 2020.

August 7, 2020
UPS peak surcharges begin Oct 4th

UPS peak surcharges begin Oct 4th

Peak surcharges begin October 4 and November 15 depending on surcharge and will end January 16.

August 6, 2020
FedEx Express increases international rates

FedEx Express increases international rates

FedEx Express increased international rates from various Asian countries to the U.S effective August 10

July 26, 2020
UPS increases surcharges from China and HK

UPS increases surcharges from China and HK

Effective July 26, 2020, peak surcharges will increase for shipments from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to the U.S.

June 4, 2020
August 18 FedEx

FedEx further implements peak surcharges

Effective June 8, 2020 until further notice, FedEx will implement peak surcharges to U.S. domestic Residential, SmartPost and Oversize packages.

May 28, 2020
UPS implements peak surcharges

UPS implements peak surcharges

Effective May 31, 2020, UPS implements peak surcharges to U.S. domestic Residential, SurePost, and Large packages.

May 22, 2020
FedEx increases surcharges in Asia

FedEx increases surcharges in Asia

FedEx announces increases in its temporary surcharge from Hong Kong and the Philippines.

May 20, 2020
May 20

UPS increases international surcharges

Effective May 24, 2020 until further notice, the amount of the Peak Surcharges applied to shipments from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to the U.S. will increase. The Peak Surcharge applied to international shipments from all other origins will continue to apply.

May 7, 2020
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DHL Express emergency surcharge adjustment

DHL Express Emergency Surcharge Adjustment effective May 24.

April 7, 2020
UPS applies international surcharges

UPS applies international surcharges

Effective April 12, peak surcharges will apply to any international shipment from all origins (except China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR) to all destinations.

April 7, 2020
UPS increases surcharge

UPS increases surcharge

Peak surcharge increase on UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Freight and UPS Expedited shipments originating from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to North America and Europe effective April 12.

April 3, 2020
UPS Rates Increase

USPS suspends some services

The USPS will temporarily suspend mail service to 29 international destinations effective April 7, 2020. These additional suspensions bring the total number of international destinations suspended to 51.

April 2, 2020
Amazon prioritizes deliveries

Amazon prioritizes deliveries

Amazon prioritizes the supply of key medical supplies to only hospitals and government organizations and has eliminated its standard referral fees through June 30, 2020.

April 1, 2020
Amazon waives storage fees

Amazon waives storage fees

Waives two weeks of inventory storage fees for products stored in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

March 31, 2020
A temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel

FedEx implements temporary surcharge

A temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6. Surcharge range from $0.11 to $1.00 per kilo depending on the origin and destination.

March 26, 2020
Amazon waives long term storage fees

Amazon waives long term storage fees

Waives the April 15 long-term storage fees for inventory stored in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

March 25, 2020
Amazon prioritizes shipments

Amazon prioritizes shipments

Temporarily prioritizes household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into fulfillment centers through April 5. For products other than these, Amazon has temporarily disabled shipment creation.

March 24, 2020
DHL implements surcharges

DHL implements surcharges

Effective 1st April 2020, DHL Express will temporarily implement an Emergency Situation Surcharge to all Time Definite International (TDI) shipments.

March 24, 2020
UPS Service Guarantee is suspended

UPS Service Guarantee is suspended

Effective March 24, UPS Service Guarantee is suspended for all U.S. origin shipments (U.S. Domestic and International) at any service level.

March 23, 2020
August 18 FedEx

FedEx suspends money-back guarantee

Suspends money-back guarantee for all FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office service effective immediately until further notice.

March 19, 2020
FedEx and COVID-19

FedEx does not require signatures

Due to COVID-19, FedEx will not require customers to physically sign for most deliveries with the exception of deliveries with adult signature required.

February 22, 2020
UPS Fuel Surcharges

UPS implements new fuel surcharges

Effective March 2, 2020, new minimum and maximum fuel base ranges will be added for U.S. Ground and  Air, Import, and Export services. This will result in higher minimum and maximum surcharges.

February 21, 2020
UPS Freight Charges

UPS increases fuel surcharge

Effective March 2, 2020, all UPS® Freight published fuel surcharges will increase by 0.5 points.

February 19, 2020
UPS Rates Increase

UPS Freight general rates will increase by 5.4%

Effective March 2, 2020, UPS Freight general rates will increase by 5.4%. The increase applies to non-contractual LTL shipments rated on the current UPS® Freight 525, 560 and 570 tariffs. Rates based on the current UPS® Freight 571 tariff for Mexico will not change.

February 14, 2020
U.S. to China should expect a temporary surcharge

FedEx implements temporary surcharge

Temporary surcharge for FedEx International Priority® Freight and FedEx International Economy® Freight from the U.S. to China. According to FedEx, the surcharge is to help make the necessary network adjustments to handle the demand for freight capacity into China due to supply chain disruption in China.

January 26, 2020
August 14 USPS

USPS announces rate increases

Rate increases for both Mailing and Shipping Services at USPS go into effect today. Services price increases vary by product.

January 16, 2020
FedEx rate increase goes into effect

FedEx rate hike of 4.9% goes into effect

As announced last November, FedEx rate hike of 4.9% goes into effect today.

December 29, 2019
UPS Rate increase goes into effect

UPS rate increase of 4.9% starts

UPS rate increases of 4.9% go into effect today.

November 20, 2019
UPS Increases Rates 2020

UPS announces average net increase of 4.9%

UPS announces rates for its Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9%. But, also surprised the market with the introduction of several totally new surcharges.

October 9, 2019
USPS Increase Rates

USPS prices to increase

USPS filed 2020 rates with PRC for approval. If approved, rates will be effective on January 26, 2020. Mailing Services product prices will increase by about 1.9%. Shipping Services price increases vary by product.

September 26, 2019
FedEx announces Peak Season Surcharge

FedEx announces peak season surcharges

FedEx announces Peak Season Surcharges for Unauthorized and Oversize ground packages Oct 21 – Jan 5 and for Additional Handling from Nov 18 – Jan 5

September 15, 2019
FedEx announces 2020 average rate increase of 4.9% effective Jan 20, 2020

FedEx announces rate increase for 2020

FedEx announces 2020 average rate increase of 4.9% effective Jan 20, 2020

September 1, 2019
UPS introduces UPS Flat Rate Shipping. Pricing options based on package size

UPS introduces flat rate shipping

UPS introduces UPS Flat Rate Shipping. Pricing options based on package size.

August 16, 2019
UPS Large Parcel Surcharges

UPS announces peak surcharges

UPS announced Peak Surcharges for Additional Handling, Large Package and Over Maximum beginning Oct 1 through Jan 4 for Large Package and Over Maximum and Nov 24 through Jan 4 for Additional Handling.

August 14, 2019
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UPS increases fuel surcharge

The International Air-Import Fuel Surcharge will increase 1.0% for all thresholds.

May 20, 2019
UPS increases fuel surcharge

UPS increases fuel surcharge

UPS’ International Air-Export Fuel Surcharge will increase by 0.5% for all thresholds.

February 18, 2019
UPS announces rate increase

UPS announces rate increase

UPS Freight announces general rate increase of 5.9%

January 7, 2019
FedEx increases surcharges

FedEx increases surcharges

FedEx’s average 4.9% rate increase for Ground and Home Delivery in effect. Rate increases for SmartPost and other surcharges also announced. In addition, FedEx Freight annual increase of 5.9% becomes effective on this date as well.

December 26, 2018
FedEx & UPS increase rates

FedEx & UPS increase rates

Average 4.9% rate increase; fuel surcharges applied to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature Required and Adult Signature Required accessorials; Processing fee of $2.00 per package charged when Package Level Detail is not provided to UPS prior to delivery all goes into effect for UPS customers.

November 18, 2018
FedEx & UPS announce peak surcharges

FedEx & UPS announce peak surcharges

Peak Surcharges on Large, oversize and Additional Handling from both FedEx and UPS. UPS also assesses an additional surcharge on Residential Packages.

October 22, 2018
UPS decreases fee threshold

UPS decreases fee threshold

UPS decreases the threshold for the Audit Fee to $200.

October 1, 2018
UPS increases several surcharges

UPS increases several surcharges

UPS implements Peak Surcharge through December. Ground Fuel Surcharge increases as well as Domestic Air Fuel Surcharge.

September 10, 2018
FedEx revises surcharge tables

FedEx revises surcharge tables

FedEx revises its fuel surcharge table and breaks out International Air Export.

June 11, 2018
UPS adjusts fuel surcharges

UPS adjusts fuel surcharges

UPS adjusts Ground Fuel Surcharge by 0.50% for all thresholds.

June 4, 2018
UPS increases surcharges

UPS increases surcharges

UPS increases Overmaximum and Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge. Also introduces Audit Fee.

April 2, 2018
UPS introduces new surcharges

UPS introduces new surcharges

UPS introduces separate surcharges for Domestic Air and International Air Export shipments.

March 26, 2018
UPS announces LTL rate increase

UPS announces LTL rate increase

UPS announces LTL rate increase on non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments.

January 22, 2018
Carrier Surcharges

FedEx implements new surcharges

FedEx implements Third Party Billing Surcharge and the SmartPost Dimensional Weighing.