UPS recently sent out the announcement below regarding upcoming changes to the application of the Additional Handling Fee.
Effective June 6, 2016*, UPS is changing the measurement that determines whether the UPS Additional Handling charge will be applied to UPS® Ground services packages in the U.S.
Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches, instead of 60 inches, will be assessed the fee.** The Additional Handling fee of $10.50 remains the same. The change does not impact UPS Air or International shipments. This change is being implemented due to the additional handling required for these types of packages in the UPS network.
For additional information, visit ups.com/rates. The updated 2016 UPS Rate and Service Guide will be available to download on June 6, 2016.
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