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  • The surcharge, fee and other changes below reflect current information as of January 5, 2009.
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Effective January 5, 2009

Surcharge Changes
The following surcharge changes took effect January 5, 2009, unless otherwise noted, for FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx Home Delivery® services.

Additional Handling Surcharge
  • For applicable FedEx Express U.S. package services and FedEx Ground services, an additional handling surcharge applies to any package that requires special handling. This surcharge increased from $6.50 per package to $7.50 per package.
  • Effective January 19, 2009, FedEx Express will apply this surcharge to packages that measure greater than 30 inches along their second-longest side and/or have an actual weight greater than 70 lbs., in addition to all other criteria as found in the January 5, 2009 FedEx Service Guide.
  • Effective January 19, 2009, FedEx Ground will apply this surcharge to packages that measure greater than 30 inches along their second-longest side, in addition to all other criteria as found in the January 5, 2009 FedEx Service Guide.
Address Correction 
If a recipient's address on an airbill, air waybill or shipping label is incomplete or incorrect, we may attempt to find the correct address and complete the delivery.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the fee increased from $40 per correction to $50 per correction.
  • For FedEx Ground service, the fee increased from $6 per correction to $8 per correction.
Declared Value
  • FedEx Express declared-value charges increased from $0.60 to $0.65 per $100 of value. For U.S. package services, the charge applies to shipments valued in excess of $100, and the minimum charge increased from $1.80 to $1.95. For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the charge applies to the value in excess of $100 or $1 per lb., whichever is greater. For international services, the charge applies to the value in excess of $100 or $9.07 per lb., whichever is greater. FedEx Ground declared-value charges increased from $0.60 to $0.65 per $100 of value in excess of $100, and the minimum charge increased from $1.80 to $1.95.
Delivery Area Surcharge
  • For applicable FedEx Express U.S. package services, a delivery area surcharge applies to shipments destined to select ZIP codes. The surcharge for commercial shipments increased from $1.50 per package to $1.60 per package. The surcharge for residential shipments increased from $2.30 per package to $2.40 per package. For shipments receiving FedEx Express Multiweight® pricing, the fee is assessed per package, and there is a maximum delivery area surcharge. The maximum delivery area surcharge increased from $7.50 per shipment to $8 per shipment for both commercial and residential shipments (except to remote areas of Alaska).
  • For FedEx Ground U.S. service, the delivery area surcharge for commercial shipments increased from $1.50 per package to $1.60 per package. The surcharge for residential shipments increased from $2.30 per package to $2.40 per package. For shipments receiving FedEx Ground Multiweight® pricing, the maximum charge increased from $7.50 per shipment to $8 per shipment.
Delivery Reattempt
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, shipper- or recipient-arranged delivery reattempts are subject to delivery reattempt charges. The charge increased from the greater of $35 per shipment or $0.0375 per lb. to the greater of $40 per shipment or $0.0428 per lb.
FedEx® Delivery Signature Options
For FedEx Express U.S. package services and FedEx Ground services, the charges for FedEx Delivery Signature Options increased:
  • The charge for Indirect Signature Required increased from $1.50 per package to $1.75 per package.
  • The charge for Direct Signature Required increased from $2.50 per package to $2.75 per package.
  • The charge for Adult Signature Required increased from $3.50 per package to $3.75 per package.
For shipments receiving FedEx Express Multiweight or FedEx Ground Multiweight pricing, the maximum charge increased from $10.50 per shipment to $12.25 per shipment for Indirect Signature Required, from $17.50 per shipment to $19.25 per shipment for Direct Signature Required, and from $24.50 per shipment to $26.25 per shipment for Adult Signature Required.

FedEx Ground® Alternate Address Pickup
For FedEx Ground U.S. services, the charge for providing pickup service to an address other than the shipping location associated with the FedEx Ground account number increased from $12 per unique address per week to $13 per unique address per week.

FedEx Ground® Call Tag
The charge for FedEx Ground Call Tag pickup for commercial locations increased from $6 per package to $7 per package when you call FedEx Customer Service to request a call tag. The charge remains at $6 for commercial locations when you use an electronic shipping solution or select Schedule a Pickup from the Ship tab at fedex.com. The charge for residential pickup will remain at $7 per package.

Hazardous Materials 
For FedEx Ground U.S. service, the surcharge assessed on packages containing hazardous materials increased from $20 per package to $22.50 per package.

Inside Delivery Charge
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the charge for inside delivery increased from the greater of $60 per shipment or $0.0412 per lb. to the greater of $65 per shipment or $0.0446 per lb.
Inside Pickup Charge
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services and FedEx International Premium® service, the charge for inside pickup increased from the greater of $60 per shipment or $0.0412 per lb. to the greater of $65 per shipment or $0.0446 per lb.
Pickup Charge (FedEx International Premium)
  • For FedEx International Premium service, pickup at the shipper's location is available for an additional charge. This charge varies based on service area and shipment weight, and it increased from a minimum of $15 per shipment to a minimum of $20 per shipment.
Reroute of Shipment
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the fee for a rerouted shipment increased from $40 per shipment to $50 per shipment.
Residential Delivery Charge
For FedEx Express U.S. services, a residential delivery charge applies to shipments to a home or private residence.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. package services, the charge increased from $2.30 per package to $2.40 per package. There is a maximum residential delivery charge if the shipment receives FedEx Express Multiweight pricing. The maximum residential delivery charge increased from $20 per shipment to $21 per shipment.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the charge increased from $75 per shipment to $90 per shipment.
For FedEx Ground services, the residential delivery charge increased from $2.30 per package to $2.40 per package. For shipments receiving FedEx Ground Multiweight pricing, the maximum charge increased from $20 per shipment to $21 per shipment. For FedEx Home Delivery service, the residential delivery charge increased from $1.95 per package to $2.05 per package.

Residential Pickup Charge
  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services and FedEx International Premium service, a residential pickup charge applies to shipments picked up from a home or private residence. The charge for residential pickup increased from $75 per shipment to $90 per shipment.
Saturday Delivery 
  • For applicable FedEx Express U.S. package services, the charge for Saturday delivery does not apply for shipments receiving FedEx Express Multiweight pricing. The fee increased from $12.50 per package to $15 per package for U.S. package services, and from $12.50 per shipment to $15 per shipment for international package services.
Saturday Pickup 
  • For FedEx Express U.S. package services, a Saturday pickup charge is assessed per package, and there is a maximum Saturday pickup charge per shipment. The per-package charge increased from $12.50 per package to $15 per package, and the maximum charge increased from $87.50 per shipment to $105 per shipment.
  • For FedEx Express international package services, the Saturday pickup charge is assessed per shipment, and the charge increased from $12.50 per shipment to $15 per shipment.
Weekly Pickup Fee
  • For FedEx Ground services, the charge for weekly pickup service for customers with invoiced weekly shipping charges of $60 or more increased from $8 per week to $9 per week. For customers with invoiced weekly shipping charges of less than $60, the charge increased from $12 per week to $13 per week.

*Please check your FedEx shipping agreement to determine the net impact of these changes on your shipping costs. Customers who use third-party audit firms should inform their firms of all applicable changes.