Over the last 10 weeks I have shipped several frameset using FedEx. I always cut the box down to save on costs. I have only shipped 2 frames since Jan. 5, both were under 50cm and costs were $10-$15 more from Chicago to NY or Chicago to L.A.. So $55 to NY and $68 to LA
I know FedEx announced their Jan. 5th 4.9% rate increase back in Sept. but that seems more like a 20% increase and gas prices are way down.