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June 29 2016
Much has been written about the adjustments small package carriers have made to service and accessorial charges in recent years. Most of these seemingly minor changes are helping carriers achieve sign
Aug. 4 2015
Efficiency was the underlying theme in UPS’s July 28 shareholder announcement, during which the world’s largest shipping company said that second quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share were... View More
Jan. 30 2015
Barely a week in, 2015 may well have proven itself as the most interesting year in the history of parcel shipping (What a triumph!). During the home stretch of 2014, tryptophan wasn't the only source of... View More
Oct. 28 2014
Remember college? Specifically, do you remember getting those assignments that you just looked at and thought, “Huh?” We’ve all been there. And after reminding you that Happy Hour was... View More
July 9 2014
It is early July, and the future is unclear. The opposition is firmly entrenched on either side and possesses resources so far outnumbering their own that winning is improbable and even survival is uncertain.... View More
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May 6 2014
FedEx made headlines once again Friday, announcing, effective January 1, 2015, that FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. Currently, FedEx applies dimensional weight pricing... View More
March 23 2014
It’s a question that has plagued humanity for generations: What would Santa Claus want for Christmas? And after a landmark surge in online commerce resulted in one of the most significant and widespread... View More
Jan. 22 2014
As shippers shake off the snow, and settle in for a new year with new parcel rates, it can be reasonably derived from the surge in online demand during the holiday season that 2014 has a lot of promise... View More
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Oct. 2 2013
FedEx announced on September 18 that its shipping rates will increase, effective January 6, 2014. FedEx Express package and freight rates will go up an average of 3.9 percent for U.S., U.S. export and... View More
Sept. 30 2013
If you've ever seen the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny, starring Joe Pesci, then you know that bringing in a third party to negotiate anything remotely involving your personal well-being can be a questionable... View More
July 15 2013
There is a resource readily available to FedEx and UPS customers that, based on my experience, is underutilized and which has the potential to save businesses, companies and/or corporations money at a... View More
April 25 2013
A common problem faced by shippers in today’s market is the failure to consider just how much minimums can influence the net impact on the incentive discounts of certain service levels. For some... View More
Dec. 19 2012
Benjamin Franklin once said: “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” It’s safe to say that Ben didn’t ship small parcels. If he did, surely he would have added FedEx... View More
Feb. 3 2011
From an economic perspective, what you are shipping tends to matter less than the language of the agreement you have in place with the carriers that govern it. So never mind how you’re going to fit... View More

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