Canadian transport costs rise

by Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 1.9% in March, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

The base rate was up 2.1%, while average fuel surcharges decreased to 16.55% of the base rate compared to 17.94% in February.

“Total freight costs increased by another 1.9% in March. All Segments showed increases with cross-border LTL and domestic truckload leading those increases. Domestic LTL and cross-border truckload increased also. All sectors are now well above last year’s level,” said Doug Payne, president and chief operating officer of Nulogx.

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