Effective December 30, 2013, UPS increased their service rates by an average of 4.9%. In recent past
years, the increase had been accompanied with an offset of 1% on the fuel index. However, that did not
happen for the first time since 2010.
It is very important for shippers to realize that the announced increase of 4.9% is just an AVERAGE and
the true impact to your business will depend on your unique shipping profile. In this analysis, RAF
Logistics will outline and provide an in depth, highly detailed study on the actual percentage increases
for each service. Key factors including package size, weight, service and zone will determine the real
impact to your business in 2014.