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Every year FedEx and UPS issue a General Rate Increases (GRI) which, while fully expected, causes waves throughout the industry. Most shippers are left feeling uncertain about the impact of the rate increases, with few options but to accept them. While the overall GRI the...

No matter how much time you think you have when it comes to the holidays, everything ends up going down to the wire.  Shipping is no exception.  Here are the key dates you need to watch for this year's holiday shipping season. Because Christmas falls on...

With national shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS raising their rates annually, many parcel shippers are looking for alternatives.  Many have found that using a combination of carriers best suits their shipping needs while others are getting the lowest rates by using a regional carrier,...

After many months of complex negotiations, UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached an agreement. The changing nature of the logistics industry and the increased use of technology and advanced delivery methods by other carriers brought challenges to the negotiation process. The goal for the Teamsters...

Parcel, LTL, and Truckload shipping in 2018 were predicted to be volatile markets and so far that has proven to be true.  The logistics industry over the last 12 months, in particular small parcel, has seen many changes in pricing and other core areas.  And...

UPS is not waiting until 2018 to implement some of its rate hike.  In fact, a price increase to a large part of its shipping services will take effect on December 24, 2017, right in the middle of the holiday shipping season. The higher shipping...

This upcoming holiday season, shippers will be paying even more for deliveries made by UPS.  During selected weeks in November and December, UPS will be introducing their new peak shipping charges.  These charges, which will be published on September 1, 2017, apply mostly to U.S...

For every retailer and manufacturer, small parcel shipping can account for a large expense. And shipping services won’t be getting any cheaper.  Last month, FedEx announced its GRI effective January 2, 2017, which includes a 3.9% increase in shipping rates for U.S. domestic, export, and import...