FEDEX PEAK SEASON CHARGES: Freight Policy Update November 2023
FedEx began applying their peak season surcharges at the end of October. Unfortunately, Corinthian cannot absorb all of these fees, so we must pass along some to you.
This year the peak season (which has been rebranded to 'Demand') surcharge will be $83, which will be in addition to the standard rate of $109 per item/roll. This will apply to ALL FedEx shipments of: cuts of material, off the roll and some AquaMat® sets, effective 11/15/23.
The best way to avoid this charge is to choose to have your shipments sent via LTL carrier, to a commercial address, which we can still do for $109 per two rolls/items*. If you do not have a commercially zoned address that can accept a 53' truck, there is many service centers where you can pick your shipments up:
For our customers in the South-Eastern United States: SEFL Distribution Centers
For our customers on the west and east coasts, as well as the central United States: XGS Distribution Centers
For our customers in the north-east and some midwest states: Braun's Express Distribution Centers
Please know that we make every available effort to avoid raising shipping costs. We value your business, and will make all efforts to keep our shipping costs as low as possible.
August 2023 Freight Policy Update
For AquaMat® shipments via FedEx: Most AquaMat® orders will ship for our standard flat rate of $109 to most addresses located in the continental United States. Some AquaMat® kits can be deemed oversize and will cost more to ship. For addresses located outside of the lower 48, and addresses in significantly high-cost freight areas, we will charge for shipping as we are billed.
For Cut Yardage shipments via FedEx: Some cut yardage orders can be shipped to the lower 48 via FedEx, given that they fit within the size and weight constraints. These shipments will be charged at $109-$178 per roll, depending on the destination. For addresses located outside of the lower 48, and addresses in significantly high-cost freight areas, we will charge for shipping as we are billed.
For Cut Yardage shipments via LTL: Most cut yardage orders can be shipped via LTL truck service, to a commercial address with loading dock or forklift on site, for $109. This standard rate applies for shipments of up to two rolls. Some areas may incur additional fees due to inaccessibility or service area restrictions. For addresses located outside of the lower 48, and addresses in significantly high-cost freight areas, we will charge for shipping as we are billed.
*Special Area Notifications:
We have been monitoring geographical locations that cost significantly more than other areas. Rather than raise rates for all customers, these customers will be notated as Prepay and Add accounts where Corinthian will charge the exact rate we are billed by the carrier. If you fall into this category, you will be notified separately. We can always provide an estimate beforehand if you’d like one.
You can find specific documents for download here - If there is something you do not see please call us at 866-785-6507 EXT 500.