UPS Freight to increase rates 5.7%

UPS Freight, the over-the-road heavy freight division of UPS, on Friday, Dec. 18, announced a general rate increase averaging 5.7 percent covering noncontractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The rate adjustment takes effect on Jan. 4, 2010, and applies to minimum charge, less-than-truckload rates and accessorial charges.

UPS Freight offers regional, interregional and long-haul LTL and truckload capabilities in all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam, along with cross-border service in Canada and Mexico. UPS’s portfolio of services includes UPS WorldShip, allowing both small package and freight customers the capability to create bills of lading, schedule freight pickups and receive rate quotes using a single system.