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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.

Each year, we have to charge my customers a lot more for holiday parcel delivery than we did the year before – and we’re concerned

If the early bird gets the worm, you might want to send FedEx a whole can of them. On August 29, the carrier shared plans

We’ve been hearing a lot of reports that suggest this year’s peak season could wind up being a bit “eh” for many businesses. What’s your

Ever wonder why it’s important to officially thank the 3.54 million professionals who keep most of our country’s essential goods moving? Here are just a

There are some years when NFL referees are more “penalty happy” than others. (Hello 2021, we’re talking to you!). Those of us who work in

It was “déjà vu all over again” when we opened the July issue of Inbound Logistics magazine and discovered that AFS had been selected as

These six highlights of the UPS-Teamsters contract apparently proved to be just what both organizations needed in order to hammer out their latest agreement.

It’s almost been 3 ½ years since the national parcel carriers suspended their Guaranteed Service Refunds (GSRs). And since then, they’ve only reinstated them for

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