Ground Surcharges

Your shipment may be subject to LaserShip Ground Surcharges.

Where incorporated by a transportation services agreement (“Agreement”) between LaserShip and a Shipper, the Shipper shall be responsible for paying the Surcharges listed on this webpage at the time of shipping in addition to the other rates, fees, and/or surcharges specified in its particular Agreement. The Surcharges provided below are effective as of October 1, 2020.

Fuel Surcharges

Current Fuel Surcharge Rate:

Through June 30th, 2021: 7.75%

Effective July 1st, 2021: 8.00%

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 following table will be updated.

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

At Least But Less Than Surcharge
$1.58 $1.70 4.75%
$1.70 $1.82 5.00%
$1.82 $1.94 5.25%
$1.94 $2.06 5.50%
$2.06 $2.18 5.75%
$2.18 $2.30 6.00%
$2.30 $2.42 6.25%
$2.42 $2.54 6.50%
$2.54 $2.66 6.75%
$2.66 $2.78 7.00%
$2.78 $2.90 7.25%
$2.90 $3.02 7.50%
$3.02 $3.14 7.75%
$3.14 $3.26 8.00%
$3.26 $3.38 8.25%

Dimensional Weight


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. 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 actual or dimensional weight.

Dimensional Weight

Accessorial Charges

Charges Description 2021 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 package with its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches.


  • Any article that is not fully encased in corrugated cardboard, including but not limited to metal, wood, hard plastic, soft plastic (e.g., plastic bag) or expanded polystyrene foam (e.g., styrofoam).
  • 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 routed through LaserShip’s irregular package sortation process.
  • Any other package that requires special handling, as determined by LaserShip in its sole discretion.
  • For a package that meets multiple criteria listed above, only one Additional Handling charge will be assessed, in the following order: Weight, Length, Width, Packaging.
  • An Additional Handling charge will not be assessed when an Over Maximum Limits Surcharge is applied.

LaserShip also reserves the right to assess the Additional Handling Charge for any package that, in LaserShip's sole discretion, requires special handling.

$15.25 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.
Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) A surcharge applies to each package delivered to certain ZIP codes within the 20 contiguous states within our coverage area.

DAS: $3.10
DAS-Extended: $3.70

Over Maximum Limits
  • Package with an actual weight or dimensional 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.
Return to Sender
  • If a package is undeliverable.
  • If the shipper requests a package be returned.
  • If package is damaged.
Full Delivery Rate
Residential Delivery Fee A surcharge will apply to any delivery to a location that is a home, including a business operating out of a home. $4.45


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

SINCE 1986


Prescriptions Delivered


Papers Delivered


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