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Regional Carrier Recognizes that "Size Does Matter" on Ground Shipping for Many Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

AUSTIN, TX — LSO, formerly Lone Star Overnight, a leading regional parcel carrier, today announced exclusive pricing based on parcel package size for their customers' Ground shipments. Recently, the two major global carriers had announced a major shift in pricing for Ground parcel shipping for 2015 based on package size, also known as dimensional weight pricing that will significantly and negatively impact the bottom line for many shippers.

Recognizing that "Size Does Matter," LSO will retain the same great pricing structure for all ground packages one cubic foot and under and continue to provide the best, most cost effective option for customers. Additionally, LSO has launched a customer service campaign for shippers to assist them in selecting the best option for shipping in advance of the pending price changes by other carriers. Customers can find their LSO DIM Relief Kit at LSO.com/DIMRelief.

LSO’s commitment to providing the best value for ground shipping is unparalleled in the industry. In 2015, many businesses will find Ground shipping rates will increase dramatically as the two major global carriers will move to dimensional weight pricing structures. Dimensional weight pricing is a common industry practice that sets the shipping price based on package volume – the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. The two major global carriers will now assess dimensional weight shipping to all ground shipments burdening the customer with a huge shipping price increase.

“Shippers are about to get Super-Sized pricing by other national and global carriers,” said LSO’s CEO, Rick Jones. “Whether they are aware of it or not, in 2015, shippers may see up to a 30 percent increase in their overall cost to ship. We developed a customer service campaign to educate and assist customers in making the most cost-effective choice in Ground shipping – whether they choose LSO or not.”

LSO is the only small parcel carrier in the Southwest that will retain a dimensional exception for Ground shipping; that is, all packages of one cubic foot and less will be exempt from dimensional pricing and will only be billed at their actual weight. LSO has continued to improve operationally and innovate throughout 2014 allowing the company to continue to provide excellent shipping value versus national and global carriers.

“At LSO, we understand that in order for our customers to remain competitive, we have to be flexible right along with them. Some shippers will be squeezed by pending rate hikes by other carriers in 2015,” said LSO’s CEO Rick Jones. “LSO is providing an option to these customers now. We know that packages that are less than one cubic foot represent the majority of the most common box sizes, and, by selecting LSO, customers can continue shipping these parcels rates based on physical weight in 2015.”

“At LSO, we implore customers to be proactive now and not wait for the sticker shock,” added Jones. “Customers should evaluate customer delivery networks and their carrier portfolio to review for impending price increases allowing them to make changes as necessary to contain costs.”

The new dimensional rating programs imposed by the major global carriers will create a tremendous change in the way shippers manage their small Ground parcel deliveries.

To secure your DIM Relief kit, simply visit LSO.com/DIMRelief. Or for more details on LSO’s rates and services email us at [email protected], visit www.lso.com or call 1-800-800-8984.

For more information or to begin shipping parcels today, please visit LSO at www.lso.com or to speak to a real live customer service representative, call 800-800-8984.

About LSO

LSO, a leading regional parcel carrier founded in 1991, is headquartered in Austin, Texas and offers a full range of next-day, day-definite guaranteed deliveries. LSO has among the highest reliability records and lowest damage rates in the industry with extended pick-up times, early morning delivery options and competitive rates throughout Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, southern New Mexico and, through partnerships, California, the western US and Mexico. LSO provides live customer support and flexible shipping solutions to help businesses grow more customers, drive revenue and seize new opportunities. For more information, visit www.ShipLSO.com or call 1-800-800-8984.

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