Module 9: Understanding The Competition - Part 1

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2014 General Rate Change


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    UPS announced a 2014 general increase of 4.9 percent, on average, for ground, domestic air, and international parcels, effective Dec. 30, 2013.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    According to Shipware LLC,  ground list rates for UPS shipments weighting between 1 and 5 pounds will rise by 8 percent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    FedEx 2014 rate increase for ground parcel category was
    • A. 

      5.9 precent

    • B. 

      4.7 percent

    • C. 

      4.9 percent

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    According to Shipware LLC, UPSs rates on ground shipments weighing 6 to 10 pounds will increase by 7 percent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    According to Rob Martinez, Shipware's President and CEO, about 40 percent of UPS ground shipments weigh between 1 and 10 pounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    UPS heaviest weighted shipments - those running from 150-pound maximum, will rise by
    • A. 

      3.1 percent

    • B. 

      4.1 percent

    • C. 

      5.1 percent

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The ground parcel category is the fastest part of FedEx's overall business and is expected to one day become the core product line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In 2014 OnTrac introduced a modest rate increase of 4.5 percent on its Ground service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    While OnTrac's rates remain competitive, it is our time and transit advantage alone that win customers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    UPS lighter-weight parcels will be hit with the higher rate increases because they account for most of the carrier's volume density.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False