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One or more Peak Surcharge(s) will apply to any shipment or piece travelling through Purolator’s network using a corresponding Applicable Service during the identified Peak Period, in accordance with the details described below.

These surcharges help prepare our network to service extremely heavy shipment volume, align with market conditions and tailor our service and delivery options for our customers.

Peak Surcharges apply in addition to all other and existing rates and charges to the applicable shipment. All Peak Periods and Peak Surcharges are subject to modification by Purolator at its discretion.

Click here to see Peak Surcharges that are currently in effect until the new effective dates list below.

Peak Surcharges – Special Handling

Peak Surcharge Type* Applicable Service* Additional Surcharge Amount** Effective Peak Period
Peak Additional Handling Additional Handling $5 per piece Oct. 4, 2021-Jan. 16, 2022
Peak Oversized Oversized $5 per piece Oct. 4, 2021 - Jan. 16, 2022
Peak Residential Heavyweight Residential Heavyweight $5 per piece Oct. 4, 2021 - Jan. 16, 2022
Peak Large Package Large Package $50 per piece Oct. 4, 2021 - Jan. 16, 2022
Peak Over Maximum Limit Over Maximum Limit $450 per piece Oct. 4, 2021 - Jan. 16, 2022

* An applicable Special Handling Peak Surcharge will apply to each piece tendered to Purolator using a corresponding Applicable Service requiring special handling (as described in the Purolator Terms and Conditions of Service, available at purolator.com), as determined by Purolator.

** A Special Handling Peak Surcharge is a charge in addition to a customer’s existing Service Rate, Additional Charges, Taxes, Customs Clearance Charges (if applicable), Peak Residential Area surcharge (if applicable) and other charges for the applicable piece. A Special Handling Peak Surcharge does not replace any existing charge on the applicable piece. Contracted discounts for applicable services will not apply to a Peak Surcharge for the corresponding service.

Peak Surcharge - Residential Area

Peak Surcharge Type^ Applicable Service^ Additional Surcharge Amount^^ Effective Peak Period
Peak Residential Area Residential Area $1.25 per shipment Nov. 15, 2021-Jan. 16, 2022
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^Peak Residential Area surcharge will apply to each shipment tendered to Purolator travelling to a Residential Area using a corresponding Applicable Service (as described in the Purolator Terms and Conditions of Service, available at purolator.com), as determined by Purolator. Qualifying customers subject to the Peak Residential Area surcharge will be contacted in advance of the effective Peak Period by Purolator.

^^Peak Residential Area surcharge is a charge in addition to a customer’s existing Service Rate, Additional Charges, Taxes, Customs Clearance Charges (if applicable), other Peak Surcharges (if applicable) and other charges for the applicable shipment. Peak Residential Area surcharge does not replace any existing charge on the applicable shipment. Contracted discounts for applicable services will not apply to a Peak Residential Area surcharge for the corresponding service.

Updated: Sept. 1, 2021