3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

Cleveland, OH (January 3, 2019) - FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that NATDA Members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come:

  1. FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% - effective January 7, 2019 and December 26, 2018 respectively.
  2. Your actual costs will vary. Depending on the service you use and your package characteristics, you could see increases above or below the average.
  3. Many common surcharges are also increasing. On top of the base rates, you need to be aware of the charges that apply to your shipments and how they’ll affect your total costs.

PartnerShip ® , the benefit provider that manages the NATDA Shipping Program, has analyzed the FedEx and UPS increases so NATDA Members can accurately prepare for the new year. Download the free white paper to see a break down of where you’ll find the highest increases and get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes you need to be aware of.

Download the free white paper: Your Guide to the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

NATDA Members receive exclusive discounts with FedEx that can help offset these increases. If you’re not yet enrolled in the NATDA Shipping Program, now’s the time. Sign up today to start taking advantage of this free benefit.


PartnerShip has decades of experience managing LTL freight, small package, and truckload shipping for thousands of businesses nationwide, so it understands your industry and your needs. For more information, please visit www.partnership.com/micro-site/about-us/48natda.