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We may not live in Australia. But when it comes to holiday purchases, the boomerang effect is clearly alive and well – and compelling many

We’re just about to ring in a new calendar year.  But how new will it actually be for parcel shippers? The short answer is “not

     When we say this article contains breaking news, we mean it quite literally. Over the past few months, we’ve begun to see a

UPS applies an additional handling surcharge on top of their base transportation charges to large packages that cannot go through the normal process and need

In 2021, FedEx and UPS introduced zone pricing for Additional Handling costs, diverging from their previously uniform cost across all zones. By January 2024, once

FedEx applies an additional handling surcharge on top of their base transportation charges to large packages that cannot go through the normal process and need

Is it just me, or do Managed Transportation and Transportation Cost Management sound a lot like the same thing? It isn’t just you. A lot

The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but apparently he’s the least of your worries when it comes to keeping your shipments secure this holiday season

The General Rate Increase (GRI) or as I like to call it, the Annual Small Package Shipping Cost Increase (ASPSCI) has come and gone. I

What is a GRI?

A General Rate Increase, also known as a GRI, is basically an annual increase to your small package shipping costs. The national carriers like UPS

Sometimes the only good thing you can say about a month is that it’s over. Just ask Estes Express, which spent much of October recovering

Don’t just carve a turkey. Carve out some time to read the latest TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index, which is chock-full of notable findings like these.

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