Wow, a little touchy? I think a good answer for you is that UPS cannot freeze their rates simply because the cost of doing business continues to rise every year, so they must raise their rates to stay competetive. I would think that for UPS the biggest costs are fuel, equipment and labor costs, and those costs are always on the rise. Otherwise, we'd all still be getting $10 an hour, and driving trucks made in 1940. (although more than of few of the truck in my center certainly appear that old) But the short answer is that it is a simple case of economics. Rates need to increase to keep up with the cost of doing business. Oh and by the way.....don't be critical of someone's ability to read, and start calling them names when you can't even get your spelling or grammar correct.