For many years the North American Stainless Traffic department has worked hard to bring you high service scheduling of your product at very reasonable prices. Since our last freight rate change more than five years ago, the freight industry has changed significantly with new government regulations and operational cost leading to higher freight expenses. In effort to offer stability in supply NAS has worked the last couple of years to absorb these increases but the continued rise of rates now requires NAS to pass a portion of these cost on through a freight rate increase. Effective January 15th, 2018, North American Stainless will increase rates an average of 20%. The rate increases will vary depending on shipping lane/location. Your Outside Sales Representative will be communicating the detailed changes by location in the coming days.