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It’s that time of year again. FedEx has announced an increase to its rates by 4.9% to 5.9% on many services, beginning January 4, 2021. Of course, Transportation Impact is hard at work analyzing the details of FedEx’s GRI announcement. We will publish our annual GRI analysis shortly.

The increases will impact FedEx’s Air and International, Ground, SmartPost, and Freight customers. FedEx also announced changes and additions to almost 40 other accessorials, fees, and surcharges. Shippers need to be on the lookout for how these changes will affect delivery costs in areas like additional handling and a new 6% late-payment fee on invoices.

Stay tuned. Transportation Impact will be releasing our report soon. Our report will help small parcel shippers make sense of the FedEx announcement. And it will help to understand how these rate increases will impact overall shipping costs.

If you do not want to wait, you can contact us at We will provide you with a custom analysis of what the FedEx GRI, and all the recent Peak Season Surcharges, will mean to your company. Your personalized report will detail the cost impact TO YOU of all the current fees and surcharges from both UPS and FedEx.

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