Carrier Rate Hike Timeline

For nearly five years, we have tracked new incremental price increases, policy changes and surcharges. In order to analyze the impact they have on your transportation budget and forecasting, you need industry experts and sophisticated technology.

March 7, 2022

FedEx Express increases international peak surcharges

FedEx Express increases international peak surcharges  for parcels and freight shipments moving between APAC, Europe, MEISA and the US due to continued disruptions in the global supply chain.

January 3, 2022

UPS increases fuel surcharges for Ground & Domestic Air

For Ground, the percentage increase will range from 10.5% for diesel prices ranging from $2.90 to $3.02 to a high of 13.5% for diesel prices ranging from $4.34 to $4.46.

December 23, 2021

UPS to Add Peak/Demand Surcharge

UPS to add Peak/Demand surcharge to Additional Handling, Large Package and SurePost on qualifying packages effective Jan 16 until further notice.

October 8, 2021

UPS increases peak surcharges from Asia to US

UPS international peak surcharges will increase for shipments originating in Asia and destined to the US beginning Oct 17 until further notice.

October 4, 2021

FedEx Express increases surcharges from Asia, India and Middle East

FedEx Express will increase peak surcharges on parcel shipments originating in Taiwan and China to the US, Canada and Mexico. Also, freight shipments from MEISA and Europe to the US and Canada and both parcel and freight shipments originating in India to the US, Canada effective Oct 4.

September 28, 2021

FedEx announced an average annual rate increase of 5.9% effective Jan 3

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9%. FedEx Ground Economy shipping rates will also increase.

August 23, 2021

Peak Surcharges increases for FedEx Express International

Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, Peak Surcharge amount increases for some FedEx Express international parcel & freight shipments originating in US to various APAC countries including Australia, China and Vietnam.

August 10, 2021

USPS will implement holiday price increases

USPS will implement holiday price increases by zone and weight for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes and on other products beginning Oct 3 through Dec 26.

August 1, 2021

UPS Ground Increases Full Charge

UPS Ground will increase its fuel surcharge effective Aug 16. Each fuel range will increase 0.75% from the old chart.

June 22, 2021

UPS Announces Surcharges for 3rd quarter

From Oct 31 until Jan 15, Certain Surepost, Ground, Next Day Air, and all other UPS Air residential surcharges will apply for qualifying customers who have shipped more than 25,000 packages during any week following February 2020.

June 22, 2021

UPS increases multiple surcharges

For qualifying customers, peak surcharges on additional handling, large packages, and overmaximum will increase on July 4 and again on Oct 15 until Jan 15.

May 28, 2021

FedEx Adjusts Fuel Surcharges

In addition to increasing some peak surcharges, FedEx adjusts their fuel tables effective June 21 for Express International and both Domestic Package & Freight services, as well as FedEx Ground.

May 21, 2021

FedEx Increases Peak Surcharges

Effective June 21, peak surcharges on Additional Handling, FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost) and Residential are all increasing. Both Ground and Express are impacted.

May 17, 2021

UPS’ Increases Peak Surcharges on Worldwide Express Services

UPS’ peak surcharges on Worldwide Express services from China Mainland, Hong Kong SAR & Taiwan to the US are increasing effective May 23.

April 9, 2021

UPS Increases Surcharges from Asia to US

Effective April 18, UPS is increasing the peak season surcharge from China and Hong Kong SAR to the US.

April 6, 2021

FedEx implements service guarantees

Money-back guarantee will be reinstated for select FedEx Express services for US domestic and US import/export shipments (US payors only). Guarantees are not included for FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground®, FedEx Freight® and FedEx Office® services.

April 5, 2021

UPS Service Guarantees Updated

Effective today UPS Service Guarantee is reinstated for UPS Next Day Air services & UPS Worldwide Express services. Until further notice, the guaranteed delivery time for UPS Next Day Air Saver deliveries is extended to end-of-day (11:59 pm)

February 28, 2021

UPS Peak Surcharges Increased from Asia

UPS peak surcharges increased effective Feb 28 and will apply to shipments originating from China Mainland, Hong Kong, Australia and other Asia origins to the U.S.

February 12, 2021

FedEx Express Increases Parcel and Freight Peak Surcharges

FedEx Express will increase parcel and freight peak surcharges on origins in the US, Canada and Latin America to the EU effective Feb 15. Rates will range from $0.10 per pound to $0.35 per pound.

January 15, 2021

FedEx Implements Peak Charges for Enterprise Level Customers

FedEx customers at the enterprise level who meet a certain volume threshold will be charged a Peak Residential Delivery Charge for packages shipped from Feb. 15, 2021, until further notice.

December 22, 2020

UPS Adds Peak Season Surcharges Outside of Peak Season

Effective January 17 and until further notice, UPS will apply peak season surcharges to Ground Residential, SurePost, Additional Handling, and Large Packages.

December 17, 2020

FedEx implements multiple new charges

Effective Jan. 18, FedEx will implement a peak oversize charge $30/package, a peak additional handling surcharge $3/package and a peak surcharge for FedEx SmartPost Package Services $0.74/package.

December 4, 2020

UPS SurePost services will increase

Effective December 27, 2020, rates for all UPS SurePost services will increase.

December 2, 2020

Pitney Bowes announced a 5.9% increase

Pitney Bowes announced a 5.9% general rate increase for ecommerce delivery services and a 4.9% increase for returns services

November 16, 2020

USPS Announces Large Package Surcharge

Effective Jan. 24, USPS announces rate hikes for 2021 including $100 surcharge on parcels that exceed the maximum mailable size limit.

October 30, 2020

International UPS surcharges will increase

Effective November 8, 2020 peak surcharges for China Mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Australia, New Zealand, and other Asia origin shipments will increase, and a peak surcharge will apply to international shipments from Korea.

October 29, 2020

FedEx renames international Temp Surcharges to Peak Surcharges

Effective Nov. 2 FedEx will rename international Temporary Surcharges to Peak Surcharges. Volumes from EU and MEISA to the US and Canada will increase from $0.10 to $0.25 per pound effective the same date.

October 19, 2020

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

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

October 8, 2020

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 on Buy Shipping to coincide with USPS temporary commercial price increase

September 14, 2020

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 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 services will increase by $0.24.

August 28, 2020

LaserShip implements surcharges

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

August 24, 2020

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

August 18, 2020

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

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

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

July 26, 2020

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

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

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

May 20, 2020

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

DHL Express emergency surcharge adjustment

DHL Express Emergency Surcharge Adjustment effective May 24.

April 7, 2020

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 increases fuel surcharge

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

February 19, 2020

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

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

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 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 of 4.9% starts

UPS rate increases of 4.9% go into effect today.

November 20, 2019

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 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 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 rate increase for 2020

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

September 1, 2019

UPS introduces flat rate shipping

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

August 16, 2019

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

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

February 18, 2019

UPS announces rate increase

UPS Freight announces general rate increase of 5.9%

January 7, 2019

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

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

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 the threshold for the Audit Fee to $200.

October 1, 2018

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 its fuel surcharge table and breaks out International Air Export.

June 11, 2018

UPS adjusts fuel surcharges

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

June 4, 2018

UPS increases surcharges

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

April 2, 2018

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 on non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments.

January 22, 2018

FedEx implements new surcharges

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