FedEx Ground to increase 2011 rates

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FedEx Corp. announced Friday, Dec. 3, that it will increase shipping rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by a net average of 4.9 percent effective Jan. 3, 2011. The FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery full average rate increase of 5.9 percent will be offset partially by adjusting the fuel price threshold at which the fuel surcharge begins, reducing the fuel surcharge by one percentage point. FedEx SmartPost rates also will change.

FedEx previously announced on Sept. 29 that it will increase shipping rates for FedEx Express also effective Jan. 3, 2011, and that FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will implement a change to the dimensional weight volumetric divisor from 194 to 166 for U.S. domestic services.