Peak season surcharges began in 2017 as a way for carriers to mitigate some of the costs during the heavy shipping season. Packages that require extra handling (i.e. additional handling, large package/oversize, and over maximum limits/unauthorized package) that get pushed into the carriers’ network create less efficiency; therefore, carriers seem to penalize shippers even more during the holiday season.
Ali Hahn is a Strategic Solutions Engineer at Green Mountain Technology (GMT), a Parcel Spend Management provider for shippers with over 10 million parcels per year. In this role, Ali partners with customers to provide strategic Parcel Spend Management solutions – Network Optimization, Spend Analytics, and Contract Management. Ali graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. She enjoys traveling, playing board games and spending time with her golden retriever in her free time.