The FedEx Ground Unauthorized Package charge is a surcharge or fee applied to shipments larger than FedEx would like to be servicing within its small parcel network (although they are ideal for its Less-than-truckload [LTL] service).
The Ground Unauthorized Package charge is the largest of the three surcharge that FedEx has (in order of size and cost from smallest to largest) are:
During peak season, FedEx has an additional peak surcharge for FedEx Ground Unauthorized Package shipments. On August 5, 2022, FedEx announced that this surcharge would run from Oct 3, 2022 – Jan 15, 2023, and cost an additional $385.
As of 2022, FedEx charges $1,025 per package on top of the linehaul charge and any other fees. The billable weight is also established at a minimum of 90 lbs. So even if the shipment’s actual and dimensional weight is lower, it is billed as if it’s 90 lbs.
The criteria for the ground unauthorized package charge are:
FedEx reserves the right not to accept these packages, but if they do agree to pick them up, they will assess this charge.
FedEx has increased the charge extremely rapidly in recent years to discourage companies from shipping packages that are not welcome in the company’s small parcel network, having recognized the disruption they can cause.
Historical pricing for the fee is as follows:
The Ground Unauthorized Package Charge is almost always far more expensive than the cost of shipping a package via LTL, including FedEx’s own LTL service. If you find yourself getting hit with this charge, check whether your shipments meet the criteria, as the carriers can make a mistake. If you are shipping packages that are this size or weight, consider shipping them via LTL or another shipping mode.
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