UPS Raises Fees, Fuel Surcharge on Oversized Packages Ahead of Holidays

From the Wall Street Journal:

United Parcel Service Inc. will charge more to ship larger and heavier packages this holiday season and plans to charge a fee for packages that are billed to a third party as it moves to recoup some of the higher costs of handling the larger shipments that are causing delivery logjams.

On Thursday, UPS said as of Nov. 2 it will charge an additional $52.50 for those larger and heavier packages and raise fuel surcharges to 5.25%, from 4.75%, for ground shipping and to 4.50%, from 3%, for air and international shipping.Currently, UPS charges $57.50 for oversize packages.

Source: UPS Raises Fees, Fuel Surcharge on Oversized Packages Ahead of Holidays – WSJ