UPS Freight increases rates 5.4%

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UPS Freight, the nation’s fourth-largest less-than-truckload carrier, announced Friday, Jan. 11, a general rate increase averaging 5.4 percent covering noncontractual shipments in the United States and Canada. The increase goes into effect Feb. 4 and applies to minimum charge, LTL and truckload rates.

“We are continuing to improve service to our customers and to provide the latest technology,” says Jack Holmes, president of Richmond, Va.-based UPS Freight, formerly Overnite Transportation. “On Jan. 1, UPS began offering on-time guarantees at no additional charge to customers on the current base UPS Freight tariff for shipments moving within the continental United States.”

Also beginning this month, customers can process both package and LTL shipments in the UPS WorldShip system, an enhancement that’s already exciting customers, Holmes says. In addition to being able to create a bill of lading for LTL shipments, UPS WorldShip users can send e-mail notifications, save BOLs for later completion, import commodities and view their negotiated rates.