UPS, FedEx Fees on Heavy Packages to Hit Consumers and Merchants

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS, FedEx Fees on Heavy Packages to Hit Consumers and Merchants - MSN

    FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. are escalating their war on bulky items by levying $24 fees on packages weighing more than 50 pounds.

    Previously, packages weighing more than 70 pounds triggered additional handling surcharges. But the carriers are lowering their thresholds as part of an annual round of rate increases that could cause millions of packages to be hit by the fee—or force customers to change their shipping practices to avoid it.

    The number of packages affected by the change could be significant. Neither company responded to questions about the estimated revenue the new fees would generate, but Shipware LLC, a shipping consulting firm, estimates that 14.5% of packages sent by its 100 largest shipper clients would be hit by the $24 fee under the new rules, up from 8.4%.
  2. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    That's a major fee. I doubt our really large shippers are going to be ok with this.
  3. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Some really should use freight division when some of the oversized and extremely heavy stuff gets by thru to standard package delivery...

    FXG can't call for additional employees for this:


    But somewhat agree with the excessive fee for 50 lbs... That's the majority of the boxes then... keep it at over 70 or extreme iregs
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Maybe they are hoping all these "heavy" packages go the Amazon delivery.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    When have you ever seen two delivery drivers on a UPS truck outside of Peak? It is usually a PT air driver cleaning up the building after the regular drivers have left.
  6. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Only driver helpers with those bid drivers doing team lift... and the occasional old driver being helped by another on my former route
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    This means a ton of work will go to USPS. Then come back to us a month later.
  8. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    They're driving in small LLVs... no way they can handle the oversized and iregs on top of their envelopes , bags, and small boxes
  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Only difference will be pkgs will be marked as 48 lbs instead of 67 lbs.
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  10. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    My irregs dropped significantly this peak. First time I've ever been able to fit over 500 pieces on my car. If you are going to take up weight and space capacity, you gotta pay for it.
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  11. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The really large shippers will still be given huge discounts so it won't affect them.
  12. scooby0048

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    Maybe now we can get back to being a parcel delivery company instead of a furniture and freight company.
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