FedEx 2019 GRI | All You Need to Know
It’s shippers’ busiest time of year, which means it’s time for FedEx to announce its annual across-the-board rate increases (GRI). In 2019, the major parcel carrier will be charging more for its Express, Ground, and Freight Services. The following new rates will go into effect on January 7, 2019.
- FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery rates will increase by 4.9% on average, the same rate as in 2018. FedEx Freight rates within the U.S., and between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico, will go up even more, by 5.9%.
- Many Surcharges will increase as well. As two examples, the Express Freight Surcharge will increase from $140 to $175 per handling unit, with the Additional Handling Surcharge increasing from $12 to $13.50.
As we always say, it is important to note that these stated increases are simply averages. How they will affect your particular shipping rates is another story.
To understand how your company could be affected and how you could mitigate potential increases in shipping costs, click here to read our full analysis of the FedEx 2019 GRI.