UPS Raises Fees on Oversized Packages

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Raises Fees on Oversized Packages - NASDAQ

    United Parcel Service Inc. will charge more to ship larger and heavier packages this holiday season and plans to charge a fee for packages that are billed to a third party as it moves to recoup some of the higher costs of handling the larger shipments that are causing delivery logjams.

    On Thursday, UPS said as of Nov. 2 it will charge an additional $52.50 for those larger and heavier packages and raise fuel surcharges to 5.25%, from 4.75%, for ground shipping and to 4.50%, from 3%, for air and international shipping.

    Currently, UPS charges $57.50 for oversize packages.
     
  2. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    All this means for us as delivery drivers, is that we will see even more 80 lb packages with 45 lb shipping labels.
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The label should also show if dim wt was applied to that package.
     
  4. ihatewinter

    ihatewinter Member

    And they are gonna be on the 3000 shelf too.
     
  5. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    On my route, they will be on every shelf.
     
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Weight has no bearing on large package surcharge. It's all about size
     
  7. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member

    The article says larger and heavier packages twice. So apparently this new surcharge is related to size and weight.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is not a new surcharge.
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    The heavy package charge right now is not $57.50 that is only for over size packages. Whoever the author is of the article is taking poetic license by saying "larger heavier packages"
     
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  10. 9.5 everyday

    9.5 everyday Active Member