Roulston Transportation Partner on FedEx Freight’s General Rate Increase

August 10, 2011

Roulston Research Transportation Partner McKee Stewart recently commented on FedEx Freight’s announcement that they are having a general rate increase (GRI) of 6.8% effective on September 6, 2011. This is consistent with what most other LTL (Less than Truckload) carriers have announced earlier this year including UPS Freight, Con-Way, ABFS, YRC and Estes. In this industry only the weighted average of the rate increase and carriers vary their increases by class of commodity, sector, etc. To understand what these changes mean to UPS, FedEx and the smaller LTL Carriers you can read McKee’s full posting at


McKee Stewart is founder and Principal of Stewart Management Systems LLC which is a consulting practice focused on Financial Planning and Analysis, Yield Management, and Business Intelligence. He previously worked for over 20 years with Roadway Express in a variety of Senior Level Positions.

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