21 Oct 2016
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many national and regional LTL carriers are announcing yearly general rate increases. Among these carriers are UPS Freight and FedEx Freight, who have each announced 4.9% net increases to go into effect December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017, respectively. FedEx will also be adjusting their fuel surcharge schedule in February. ABF announced a 5.25% increase and YRC announced a 4.9% increase, which have both already gone into effect over the past several weeks. As the year wraps up, shippers can expect to see similar increases from other carriers for their general rates and possibly other charges such as fuel or accessorials.