Other Changes That May Affect Your Shipping Rate
The changes below reflect available information as of Jan. 2, 2017. Check the News box on the fedex.com home page to find out when we’ve updated information here.
Effective Jan. 2, 2017
Effective Jan. 2, 2017, the dimensional weight calculation for FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® packages changed. Dimensional weight for all shipments within the U.S. and FedEx Express shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico is calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package in inches and dividing the total by 139. Previously, dimensional weight for all shipments within the U.S. and FedEx Express shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico was calculated by dividing the total by 166. See the FedEx Service Guide for more information.
FedEx Freight Extreme Length
FedEx Freight Extreme Length surcharge changed from $85 to $150 and applies to shipments with dimensions of 12 feet or greater versus 15 feet.
FedEx Retail Rates
For FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipments within the U.S., retail rates will be modified to include residential delivery charges, delivery area surcharge (residential), delivery area surcharge (commercial), and fuel surcharge. Delivery area surcharge (extended residential) will be reduced to $3.75 per package, and delivery area surcharge (extended commercial) will be reduced to $1.50 per package. Delivery area surcharges for Alaska Commercial, Alaska Residential, Hawaii Commercial, Hawaii Residential, Intra-Hawaii Commercial and Intra-Hawaii Residential will continue to apply at the same rate applicable to FedEx® Standard List Rates. Use our Rate Tools application to view 2017 FedEx Retail Rates beginning Jan. 2, 2017.
Effective Feb. 6, 2017
Effective Feb. 6, 2017, the fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipment will be subject to weekly adjustment. Until then, the fuel surcharges will continue to be adjusted on a monthly basis. The FedEx Express fuel surcharge will continue to be based on the USGC spot price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel, and FedEx Ground will continue to be based on the on-highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel. Currently, the fuel surcharge is based on a fuel price from two months prior to the month in which it is assessed. Effective Feb. 6, 2017, the fuel surcharge will be based on a weekly fuel price from two weeks prior to the week in which it is assessed.