UPS announces no residential peak surcharges during 2019 holiday season

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UPS will not apply additional peak surcharges for US residential deliveries during the busy 2019 holiday season unless by contractual exception or for those requiring special handling, the company announced today.

The company once again expects to handle a record number of holiday deliveries during peak season 2019.

“We are continuing to build momentum as our Transformation matures and we enhance the company’s operating efficiency. This announcement enables UPS customers to plan now for a great holiday shopping season and to satisfy their customers by utilizing UPS’s industry-leading on-time delivery service, once again this year.”

David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO

During 2018 and 2019, UPS has added 20 additional 747-8 and 767 aircraft, more than 700,000 additional packages per hour of automated sortation capacity in new Super Hubs, and updated processing and delivery facilities.

READ MORE: New UPS Super Hub in Atlanta can sort 100,000 pieces per hour

The company continues to upgrade its air and ground capacity as part of a previously announced capital investment plan.

More than 75 percent of eligible packages will be processed in the new automated facilities during the 2019 holiday season, and the company forecasts attaining 100 percent of eligible volume in 2021.

UPS still has surcharges for special handling packages

While regular packages will not incur a residential peak surcharge, the company is making modifications to special peak surcharges for over-maximum, large package or additional special handling items requiring manual processes or off-line handling.

From November 24, 2019 to January 4, 2020, packages with unusual dimensions requiring special handling will receive an additional handling surcharge.

From October 1, 2019 to January 4, 2020, packages designated as ‘Large’ under UPS’s Tariff or packages above the company’s small package network size and weight limits, will receive an added surcharge.

Additional information is available at this shipping rates page. Over-maximum shipments are recommended to be shipped through the UPS Freight network.

“We delivered a record-setting 2018 peak season in terms of both on-time delivery performance and operations execution. We will build on the lessons learned last year and leverage our new efficient air and ground capacity to make the 2019 peak season another success for customers, investors and other stakeholders.”

David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO

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