DHL Freight informs European shippers of 2019 peak season surcharge
DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe announced a Peak Season Surcharge effective September to December 2019.
- Do you need a business bank account for your online business? Have a look at our review of the five best bank accounts for sellers, some of which are free with no minimum balance or deposits.
- Boost your social media engagement with Publer. Learn how you can save time writing engaging content faster with AI. [sponsored]
- eBay to compete with sellers now!
- New stamp prices and fee increases are coming from USPS on July 9.
- SMALL BUSINESS WEEK SPECIAL: Three tips for SMB ecommerce success in 2023.
The surcharge of average 4% will apply to all full-truckload (FTL), part-truckload (PTL) and less than-truckload (LTL) transport in Europe.
This enables DHL Freight to provide its customers with the highest quality of service even as demand continues to outpace available capacity.
“The shortage of drivers and constantly increasing road freight demand are further constraining the available capacity. We therefore expect capacity challenges similar in 2018. We have and will secure additional capacities for our customers. However, to ensure the high level of service quality and reliability our customers expect, we have to add a Peak Season Surcharge of average 4%.”
Martin Leopold, CSO DHL Freight
DHL trying to recruit new drivers
To manage the growing capacity constraints, DHL Freight has also launched a driver recruitment initiative.
The pilot project is currently running at five locations in Germany. More than 50 truck drivers have been hired, and 30 brand new high-technology trucks have been deployed so far.
If the concept proves successful, DHL Freight will aim to create up to 500 new jobs in Europe. The even greater expected demand for this year’s peak season clearly shows the need for such initiatives.
READ MORE: DHL Freight in Europe launches quotation tool for road freight
How will this DHL Freight surcharge impact your business? Please use the comments section below or head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.
And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with important news and business insights for your online retail business.
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
We do not sell your information.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Marketplace Sellers and interact with us and other small business owners. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to stay up to date with relevant news and business insights for your online business.
Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.