Here’s What You Can Expect with the FedEx 2019 GRI

VICTOR ZHOU | November 13, 2018

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Last year, FedEx wasted no time in announcing its 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), jumping the gun on UPS with a late September announcement and giving shippers ample time to prepare their budgets and forecasts. UPS followed suit shortly after, but this year both carriers left shippers in the lurch, waiting until nearly the commencement of the holiday peak season to make any announcements. FedEx announced a 4.9% increase in general parcel tariffs, matching the stated increase from both carriers in recent years. As each carrier will target different increases in their rates between services, weights and zones to net the overall average increase, let’s see how FedEx distributed its rate increases this year: When we look at the increases by shipment weight as shown on the above table, the primary takeaway is that Domestic Express/Air shippers are incurring the highest increases on heavier shipments, with the average exceeding 8% in many cases.

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