While FedEx SmartPost hasn't made any public announcements as of this publication, select customers have received written notifications of a price change effective April 27, 2015. Early indications are that FedEx intends to increase SmartPost rates by 8.3 percent.
In spite of plummeting oil prices, UPS just changed the tables used to calculate fuel surcharges, resulting in yet another rate increase for shippers. New, higher fuel surcharges for UPS Air, International and Ground products will change effective Feb. 2. You didn't miss the UPS memo. The corporate email didn't go into your junk folder. Your UPS sales rep didn't forget to call. There was no announcement. UPS simply updated the tables and posted them to its website overnight.