LTL Shippers Pay More with Dim Weight Pricing

Posted by PLS Logistics October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

From a supply chain perspective, using oversized packaging is not beneficial. Many companies have utilized one-size-fits-all boxes for their LTL shipments without realizing how dimensional weight systems work and how the package affects shipping costs. Typical ecommerce packages consist of 40% air and filler, leaving LTL trailers extremely light.  But this ignorance costs shippers a lot of money: in January 2015, FedEx and UPS shifted to dimensional weight pricing for all packages.

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Why Carriers Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing

Posted by PLS Logistics January 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Have you realized that shipping costs have increased 20 to 30 percent? That’s because as of January 2015, carriers like FedEx and UPS Ground began using the dimensional weight pricing method, which affects over 70% of all shipments.

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