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Just Announced: 2015 FedEx Rate Increase

On Tuesday, September 16, FedEx® announced its rate change for 2015. The 4.9% annual rate increase is set to affect FedEx Ground®, FedEx Express®, FedEx Freight®, U.S. import and U.S. export services starting January 5, 2015. This news comes on the heels of its dimensional (DIM) weight announcement made earlier in May of this year. The combination of the annual rate increase and DIM will surely affect small parcel shippers from an operational and financial standpoint next year.

It is unusual to see FedEx announce its annual rate increase before UPS but it follows suit with the DIM weight announcement made first by FedEx. We expect UPS to follow with a very similar rate increase announcement in the coming weeks.

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Meet us at Parcel Forum 2014 in Dallas: free consult and prizes

September 12, 2014Beau BridgesNews0

Parcel Forum

 

Join me, Todd Benge, managing partner, along with other members of the BirdDog team at booth 120 at the 2014 Parcel Forum! This is the premiere trade show and conference dedicated to parcel shipping, transportation, distribution and supply chain professionals.

I’ll be on hand to discuss the UPS® and FedEx® DIM weight pricing changes as well as other topics that may affect your bottom line:
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September 2014 UPS, FedEx, DHL and OnTrac Fuel Surcharge

September 3, 2014Beau BridgesNews0

Important Note:

OnTrac has been added to BirdDog’s carrier fuel surcharge tracker page.

At the end of every month, UPS®, FedEx®, DHL® and regional carriers such as OnTrac® publish their fuel surcharge rates for the upcoming month. In order to develop and maintain an precise parcel budget, you should know the carriers’ upcoming rates. Our team proactively communicates these changes to our mailing list the first week of every month.July  2014 Carrier Fuel Surcharges

Of the many important factors that make up your parcel contracts, the fuel surcharge is a key component. You’ll notice in the current carrier fuel surcharge chart that September’s ground rates have slightly decreased again from the previous month. Air rates have remained consistent for the most part (with the exception of DHL).

As you build your parcel program, we suggest you plan accordingly with the revised 2014 UPS and FedEx rates in mind. For the complete September fuel surcharge rates and a five year look-back, please visit our UPS, FedEx, DHL and OnTrac Fuel Surcharge Tracker page.

If you would like to receive these rates directly to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list.

Auditing Tip: Double check your carrier accounts to get more from your auditors

August 13, 2014Toni CaputoNews0

Double check your carrier accountsLarge-volume parcel shippers have complicated service plans with the carriers (UPS®, FedEx®, DHL®, OnTrac®, LaserShip®, etc.). As shippers add, consolidate or close distribution centers/stores or other locations, as third-party vendors come and go, or as shippers change processes and update systems, they add and delete carrier accounts. We talk to clients every day, and the average organization is often missing a percentage of its total carrier account volume from their ongoing audit. If your auditor does not have all of your account numbers, you are risking carrier and vendor noncompliance as well as unnecessary expenses.

Ask yourself these questions:
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August 2014 UPS, FedEx, DHL and OnTrac Fuel Surcharge

August 4, 2014Beau BridgesNews0

Important Note:

OnTrac has been added to BirdDog’s carrier fuel surcharge tracker page.

At the end of every month, UPS®, FedEx®, DHL® and regional carriers such as OnTrac® publish their fuel surcharge rates for the upcoming month. In order to maintain an effective parcel budget, you should know the carriers’ upcoming rates. The BirdDog team proactively communicates these changes to our mailing list the first week of every month.July  2014 Carrier Fuel Surcharges

Of the many important factors that make up your parcel contracts, the fuel surcharge is a key component. You’ll notice in the current carrier fuel surcharge chart that August’s ground rates have slightly decreased from the previous month. Air rates have remained consistent for the most part (with the exception of OnTrac).

As you build your parcel program, we suggest you plan accordingly with the revised 2014 UPS and FedEx rates in mind. For August’s fuel surcharge rates and a five year look-back, please visit our UPS, FedEx, DHL and OnTrac Fuel Surcharge Tracker page.

If you would like to receive these rates directly to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list.