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DHL Freight to levy 4 percent peak season surcharge from Sept-Dec

July 9, 2019: DHL Freight has announced a peak season surcharge effective September to December 2019.

The surcharge of average 4 percent will apply to all full-truckload (FTL), part-truckload (PTL) and less than-truckload (LTL) transport in Europe.
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The surcharge of average 4 percent will apply to all full-truckload (FTL), part-truckload (PTL) and less than-truckload (LTL) transport in Europe.

July 9, 2019: DHL Freight has announced a peak season surcharge effective September to December 2019. The surcharge of average 4 percent will apply to all full-truckload (FTL), part-truckload (PTL) and less than-truckload (LTL) transport in Europe.

“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 percent,” said Martin Leopold, CSO, DHL Freight.

DHL Freight's driver recruitment initiative is currently running on a pilot basis at five locations in Germany. The company has hired more than 50 truck drivers and deployed 30 brand new high-technology trucks. The successful completion of the pilot project is likely to create further opportunities for jobs in Europe.

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