Ground Surcharges

Your shipment may be subject to LaserShip ground surcharges.

Where incorporated by an agreement for transportation services between LaserShip and Shipper (“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.

2022 Ground Shipping Rates

2023 Ground Shipping Rates

Effective January 1, 2023, LaserShip’s Ground Shipping Rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. Additional changes to surcharges and fees may apply to your shipment and affect your total shipping rate.

Preview the 2023 rates

Fuel Surcharges

Current Fuel Surcharge Rate:

Through November 30, 2022: 16.50%

Effective December 1, 2022: 17.00%

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. The fuel surcharge is assessed on the net package rate plus applicable transportation-related charges. 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:
Effective May 1, 2022

At Least But Less Than Surcharge
$3.98 $4.10 14.50%
$4.10 $4.22 14.75%
$4.22 $4.34 15.00%
$4.34 $4.46 15.25%
$4.46 $4.58 15.50%
$4.58 $4.70 15.75%
$4.70 $4.82 16.00%
$4.82 $4.94 16.25%
$4.94 $5.06 16.50%
$5.06 $5.18 16.75%
$5.18 $5.30 17.00%
$5.30 $5.42 17.25%
$5.42 $5.54 17.50%
$5.54 $5.66 17.75%
$5.66 $5.78 18.00%
$5.78 $5.90 18.25%
$5.90 $6.02 18.50%
$6.02 $6.14 18.75%
$6.14 $6.26 19.00%
$6.26 $6.38 19.25%
$6.38 $6.50 19.50%
$6.50 $6.62 19.75%
$6.62 $6.74 20.00%
$6.74 $6.86 20.25%
$6.86 $6.98 20.50%
$6.98 $7.10 20.75%
$7.10 $7.22 21.00%

90 Day Historic Fuel Surcharges

Effective Start Date Surcharge
12/1/22 17.00%
11/1/22 16.50%
10/1/22 16.50%
9/1/22 17.50%

 

LaserShip® Peak Residential Surcharge:

A Peak Residential Surcharge shall be applied to residential packages shipped on or after October 29, 2022 through and including January 13, 2023 (the “Peak Period”). During the Peak Period, the Peak Residential Surcharge will be calculated as set forth below. The Peak Residential Surcharge will be assessed in addition to the Shipper’s Residential Delivery Fee Surcharge, or any other applicable Surcharges. Any contracted discount(s) which Shipper may have on the Residential Delivery Fee Surcharge will not apply to the Peak Residential Surcharge outlined below.

 

Peak Period: October 29, 2022- January 13, 2023
>105% – 125% of Baseline Volume >125% – 150% of Baseline Volume >150% – 200% of Baseline Volume >200% – 300% of Baseline Volume >300% – 400% of Baseline Volume >400% of Baseline Volume
Peak Surcharges $1.25 per package $1.75 per package $2.00 per package $2.50 per package $4.25 per package $6.00 per package

 

Baseline Volume

During the Peak Period, a Peak Residential Surcharge will apply to all residential packages shipped during any weekly invoice period which exceeds 105% of the Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume in June 2022 (specifically, June 4, 2022 through and including July 1, 2022) (the “Baseline Volume”). Baseline Volume shall be determined by LaserShip in its sole discretion. 

  •  If the Shipper did not tender residential packages to LaserShip prior to June 1, 2022, the Baseline Volume will be based upon the Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume in September 2022 (specifically, September 3, 2022, through and including September 30, 2022). 

  •  If the Shipper did not tender residential packages to LaserShip prior to August 31, 2022, LaserShip will use the Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume from October 1, 2022, to and including October 21, 2022. 

If the Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume for September 2022 (specifically, September 3, 2022 through and including September 30, 2022) is less than 80% of Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume for June 2022 (specifically, June 4, 2022 through and including July 1, 2022) then Baseline Volume will be determined based on the Shipper’s Weekly Average Minimum package volume in September 2022 (specifically, September 3, 2022 through and including September 30, 2022). 

 

Holidays

For calendar weeks containing LaserShip holidays (and/or are not full LaserShip operating weeks) including without limitation Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, a Peak Residential Surcharge will apply to all residential packages shipped during that applicable weekly invoice period exceeding 105% of the Shipper’s average volume of daily residential packages during the applicable Baseline Volume period multiplied by the number of full LaserShip operating days in that week, as determined by LaserShip in its sole discretion. 

Dimensional Weight

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.

Additional Charges

  • 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.
Charges Description 2022 Fee 2023 Fees Effective 1/1/2023
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:

Width:

  • Any package with its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches.

Packaging:

  • 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.

$17.00 per package $18.50 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.
$18.00 $19.50
Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) A surcharge applies to each package delivered to certain ZIP codes within our coverage area.

DAS: $4.80
DAS-Extended: $6.50
DAS: $5.30
DAS-Extended: $7.15
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.
$600.00 $700.00
Return to Sender
  • If a package is undeliverable.
  • If the shipper requests a package be returned.
  • If package is damaged.
Full Delivery Rate 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. $4.85 $5.25