Fuel Surcharges

Current Fuel Surcharge Rate:

Through June 30, 2017: 5.50%

Effective July 1st, 2017: 5.50%

LaserShip® Surcharge

LaserShip® uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on the first of each month and will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge is based on the U.S. Department of Energy's National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Prices for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment. For example, the fuel surcharge for April is based on February’s diesel fuel average.

Ground fuel surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If changes are made to the ground fuel surcharge percentages or thresholds beyond the listed index, the table above will be updated.



The ground fuel surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

At Least But Less Than Surcharge
$2.18 $2.30 4.75%
$2.30 $2.42 5.00%
$2.42 $2.54 5.25%
$2.54 $2.66 5.50%
$2.66 $2.78 5.75%
$2.78 $2.90 6.00%
$2.90 $3.02 6.25%
$3.02 $3.14 6.50%
$3.14 $3.26 6.75%
$3.26 $3.38 7.00%
$3.38 $3.50 7.25%
$3.50 $3.62 7.50%

Dimensional Weight

Measuring:

The cubic size of the package is calculated by measuring the length by the width by the height in inches, of the package at its most extreme points. For each dimension, measure at the longest point, rounding each measurement to the nearest whole number. If the package has a bulge or is irregularly shaped, include the bulge or irregular aspects of the package. The result is the cubic size in inches.

Calculation: Divide the cubic size in inches by the DIM factor to determine dimensional weight in pounds. Increase any fraction to the next whole pound. LaserShip® charges the greater of the actual weight or dimensional weight.

Size Restriction: The maximum allowable size of a shipment limits any one dimension from exceeding 42” and total size from exceeding 10,000 cubic inches, and a maximum of 50 pounds.


Dimensional Weight

Accessorial Charges

Charges Description Fee
Additional Handling

An Additional Handling charge will be assessed for any package that requires special handling, as determined by LaserShip® in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to:

  • Any article that is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood.
  • Any cylindrical-like item, such as a barrel, drum, pail or tire, that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container.
  • Any package with the longest side exceeding 42 inches.
  • Any package with an actual weight of more than 50 pounds.

Will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

$10.85 per package
Address Correction
  • LaserShip® may correct or complete an address based on information obtained from the shipper or consignee. An Address Correction charge will be assessed to the shipper for an address correction or completion.
  • An address validated by LaserShip® may be incorrect or incomplete for purposes of completing delivery, and may be corrected by LaserShip.
$13.00
Delivery Area Surcharge A surcharge applies to each package delivered to certain ZIP codes within the 20 contiguous states within our coverage area.
  • Commercia:$2.40
  • Residential: $3.25
  • Commercial Extended: $2.40
  • Residential Extended: $4.20
Over Maximum Limits
  • Package with an actual weight of more than 50 pounds, or that exceed 42 inches in length, or exceed a total of 10,000 cubic inches, as measured to determine their billable weight, are not accepted for transportation.
  • If found in the LaserShip® system, they are subject to additional charges.
$150.00
Return to Sender
  • If a package is undeliverable.
  • If the shipper requests a package be returned.
  • If package is damaged.
Full delivery rate
Residential Surcharge A surcharge will apply to any delivery to a location that is a home, including a business operating out of a home. $3.40

Claims

Claims for losses or damages are limited to a maximum of $100 and must be filed within 15 days of the shipment date via cargoclaims@lasership.com with supporting documentation.

SINCE 1986


2,027

Prescriptions Delivered

100,000,000

Papers Delivered

50,000,000

Payrolls Delivered

3,033,421

Hospitals Supplied