UPS Surcharges

NameWhat is itCommercial rateWill it apply to my shipment?Carrier Source
Fuel
Unlike other surcharges, fuel will always apply to every shipment. The fuel multiplier is calculated based on the total of the base rate and any surcharges. If the base rate is $10, and a $5 surcharge applies to the shipment, fuel will be added to the $15 sum of charges. These rates change weekly and are based off of average diesel fuel costs, so it will mirror increases or decreases you see at the pump when you fill up your own gas tank. The fuel surcharge % is different for ground and air services. The 2021 average (as of May): 7.5-9%
Variable
All UPS Services
Residential
Applies if the shipment's destination is a residential address. This also applies to businesses operating out of a residence. This charge is in addition to all applicable Area Surcharges.
UPS Ground Services: $4.45 UPS Standard Services: $4.80 UPS Domestic and International Air: $5.00
UPS GroundUPS StandardUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day Air
Delivery Area (Ground)
A surcharge applies to each package delivered to certain ZIP Codes within the 48 contiguous states. For Alaska and Hawaii, refer to the Remote Area Surcharge.
UPS SurePost: $2.35 UPS SurePost (Extended): $2.95 UPS Ground (Commercial): $3.10 UPS Ground (Residential): $4.30 UPS Ground (Commercial Extended): $3.70 UPS Ground (Residential Extended): $5.90 Alaska Remote: $32.50
UPS SurePostUPS GroundOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services
Delivery Area (Air)
A surcharge applies to each package delivered to certain ZIP Codes within the 48 contiguous states. For Alaska and Hawaii, refer to the Remote Area Surcharge.
UPS Air Services (Commercial): $3.25 UPS Air Services (Residential): $4.70 UPS Air Services (Commercial Extended): $3.85 UPS Air Services (Residential Extended): $5.90 Alaska Remote: $32.50 Hawaii Remote: $10.65
UPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Air Services
Additional Handling (Weight)
Any package with an actual weight of more than 50 pounds.
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $24.00 Zones 3-4: $25.50 Zones 5+: $27.00
UPS GroundUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services
Additional Handling (Length + Girth)
Any package with its length (longest side of the package) plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeding 105 inches
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $15.00 Zones 3-4: $16.00 Zones 5+: $18.00
UPS GroundUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services
Additional Handling (Length)
Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $15.00 Zones 3-4: $16.00 Zones 5+: $18.00
UPS GroundUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services
Additional Handling (Width)
Any package with its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches.
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $15.00 Zones 3-4: $16.00 Zones 5+: $18.00
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Additional Handling (Packaging)
Any article that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container, including tires. - Any package with an outer shipping container not made of corrugated cardboard, including but not limited to canvas, leather, metal, wood, hard plastic, soft plastic (e.g., plastic bag) or expanded polystyrene foam (e.g., styrofoam). - Any article that is encased in a soft-sided pack (e.g., poly bags and bubble mailers) that exceeds 18 inches along its longest side or 14 inches along its second-longest side or 6 inches in height. - Any package with an outer shipping container covered in shrink wrap or stretch wrap. - Any package bound with metal, plastic or cloth banding, or that has wheels, casters, handles or straps (including packages where the outer surface area is loosely wrapped or where the contents protrude outside the container surface). - Any cylindrical-like item, including but not limited to barrels, buckets, cans, drums, mailing tubes or pails. - Any package routed through UPS’s irregular package sortation process, including but not limited to packages 1 inch or less in height. - Any other package that requires special handling, as determined by UPS in its sole discretion
New as of 4.11.2021: Zone 2: $14.00 Zones 3-4: $15.00 Zones 5+: $16.00
UPS GroundUPS SurePostUPS 2nd Day AirUPS Next Day AirOther Ground ServicesOther Air Services