National carriers are often difficult to negotiate with, and when you finally settle on a contract, you are often left with a document that you have to dig through with a fine tooth comb to figure out what the terms and conditions of your contract are. UPS recently changed the landscape for volume shippers, adding 5 words to their contracts: “subject to all applicable minimums.”
Essentially, if your shipment costs the minimum charge, you get no discount, no rebate, and because of the length of your contract, you probably have no idea. If you are a lightweight shipper, you’re very likely to be affected by this change. Say your quarterly transportation charges are $100,000, with a 6% contracted return. If half of your portfolio is made up of lightweight shipments (thus meriting a minimum charge), your rebate can shrink from $6,000 a quarter to $3,000. That’s $12,000 a year in lost rebates.
With OnTrac, we don’t keep you waiting for rebates—nor is there an applicable minimum. What’s better? Our ground service saves you a transit day, and is more affordable than the national carriers. There has never been a better time to go OnTrac and get on time delivery for less.
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