Fewer and fewer price differences between the two carriers; UPS & FedEx prices will now be nearly identical for many services
This morning, UPS announced their 2015 UPS rates and for the first time in memory, UPS and FedEx Ground rates will match penny-for-penny for Continental US shipments (up until now, FedEx Ground has always been five cents lower for 71-150 lb shipments). The big news continues to be the dramatic change in ground dimensional factors that both carries will introduce for 2015. The new UPS rates and DIM changes will be effective on December 29th. FedEx shippers will get a one week reprieve, with their rate and DIM changes effective January 5th. As previously announced in Parcel, the Postal Service will hold off on their annual increase until at least until the second quarter of 2015.