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It’s not just airlines that are moving to a volumetric pricing system for freight. FedEx and UPS have introduced it in their ground express products as well. While many see it as a way for carriers to maximise more revenues, this article argues that shippers could benefit if it leads to culture change – inculcate the practice of putting more into less and freight spend could actually decrease: “Rather than continue to ship orders in over-sized boxes with air pillows and peanuts to fill the void, shippers would right size their packages to lower their shipping costs.”

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