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UPS to raise rates in 2004

ATLANTA, Ga. -- UPS has announced new rates for most U.S. services effective Jan. 5, 2004.


ATLANTA, Ga. — UPS has announced new rates for most U.S. services effective Jan. 5, 2004.

UPS commercial ground services will increase 1.9 percent with U.S. air and UPS Worldwide Express services increasing an average of 2.9 percent. The premium for packages and letters delivered to residential addresses will rise from US$1.15 to US$1.40.

UPS also will introduce a US$1.00 delivery surcharge to commercial shipments headed to more remote ZIP codes. These ZIP codes are the same as those covered by the current residential delivery area surcharge, which was first applied in 1999 and remains at US$1.75. The majority of UPS’s accessorial charges stay the same.

UPS will also discontinue the fuel surcharge on UPS Ground service.

Also beginning in January, all UPS services in the U.S. will expand size limits, increasing from 130 inches to 165 inches in length and girth combined for oversized packages. The UPS maximum weight limits remain the same. UPS introduced this service at The UPS Store locations earlier this year.


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