Gas pushes delivery costs higher


I'm a Robot
Staff member
Gas pushes delivery costs higher - NWI Times

Soaring gasoline prices not only have made it more expensive to travel, they've increased the cost of transporting supplies and material, prompting the cost of consumer goods and the cost of services -- even mail delivery -- to climb.


Least Best Moderator
Staff member
While the improving economy does mean an increase in business because of people buying more goods, there are other issues that cause profits to go up. UPS has increased its fuel surcharge on ground shipments from 3.5% to 3.75 %. Fedex increased its fuel surcharge from 12% to 13.5%, in its Express Division, where it makes most of its profit. I am not sure of what the surcharge for UPS air is, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the price of shipping a package through either company is costing the costomer anywhere from 25 cents to two dollars per package.

On another note, a couple of months ago I shipped my notebook PC across town to get repaired. The $6.72 for shipping was a good price as far as saving me the time and gas of driving it forty miles myself. The $12.00 insurance shocked me, I used a UPS Customer Counter where I work and was surprised at that cost. I requested the Repair shop to ship it back UPS ground so I would get it the next day, But they FEDEX Expressed it back to me and it took two days to get it across Atlanta. I turned them in as a Sales lead.
Last edited:


Letter Campaign

High gas prices have created a new group of people -
“pump grumblers.”
When pumping our high priced gas, we grumble words of
resentment, while feeling powerless. We need gas, so
we pay the price. Standing as a individual we are
powerless, but together our voices would be heard.
America is a strong, independent country.
When John Kennedy proposed we put a man on the moon, a
goal and time line was set. American determination
made it happen. Let’s apply the same initiative to
independence of oil through alternative energy
research and use. We already have brilliant minds who
are making great strides towards this goal.
Demand that the President stand up for us.
Ask him to support Alternative energy to free us from
oil dependence,
starting today. Millions of letters cannot be ignored.

Write a paper letter before July 4 to the President.
Urge friends and family to do the same.
President Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Down Load a letter at
Pass this on or add a link to your web page.