I received this email today from the Big Brown Cabal. As we plan for the future, we’ve made key technology investments in automation, capacity, visibility and delivery solutions this year. Enhancing our operations and improving the unmatched portfolio of services to help you grow your business is our priority. We recognize the importance of planning ahead for both you and your customers, so below is a summary of our 2019 rates*. The following changes will take effect on December 26, 2018: • The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International will increase an average net 4.9%. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting a 5% raise this year. The cost of GAS keeps going up.