FedEx Ground, Home Delivery rates to increase 4.9%

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FedEx Corp. on Friday, Dec. 3, announced an increase in shipping rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by a net average of 4.9 percent effective Jan 2, 2012. The 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. Details of surcharge changes and new rates for FedEx Ground will be available at on Friday Dec. 9.

FedEx previously announced on Sept. 22 that it will increase shipping rates for FedEx Express by a net average of 3.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services also effective Jan. 2, 2012. FedEx Freight implemented a 6.75 percent general rate increase on Sept. 6.