UPS Freight Raises Rates by 6.9%

UPS Freight, the nation’s fourth largest LTL (less-than-truckload) carrier, has announced a general rate increase averaging 6.9% covering non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The rate adjustment takes effect on Aug. 1, 2011, and applies to minimum charge, LTL rates and accessorial charges.

This is the second time in less than a year that UPS Freight has implemented a general rate increase.

The impact of the rate increase may vary based on specific lanes or shipment characteristics, such as weight or class. On Aug. 1, customers will be able to view and download the new rates at the UPS Freight website.

UPS Freight offers regional, interregional and long-haul LTL and truckload capabilities throughout North America, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam along with cross-border service in Canada and Mexico.

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