2017 Rate Increase
Attention Valued Accelerated Customer:
The last few years have been very challenging for all of us in the transportation industry. There are several areas that have strongly impacted the cost of doing business.
Some of these include:
- Extremely large rate increases in all forms of insurance – health, workman’s compensation, liability, and cargo.
- Significant price increases for tractors, trailers, forklifts, etc. The new tractors must meet new emissions standards.
- Increasing employee wages. This is necessary to keep our current employees and to attract new employees to an industry that suffers from an ongoing shortage of qualified drivers.
- The expense of training and equipment to comply with TSA security requirements.
In order for Accelerated to continue providing each of you with the level of service that you have come to expect, we must adjust our rates upward to compensate for these ever-rising costs. The increase will be effective January 1, 2017.
In addition, Accelerated will no longer be providing service into or exiting GSO and SAV. This will be effective December 9, 2017.
We believe it is important to our customers and to the air cargo industry as a whole, that companies such as Accelerated, Inc. remain fiscally sound. It is the only way that we will be able to supply you with quality service as well as provide a secure future for our employees.
We appreciate your support and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship as we move forward. If you have any questions concerning our rates or service, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].