Transportation costs continue to rise

by Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose for the sixth straight month in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index.

Costs rose 1.3% in April compared to March. The base rate rose 1.7%, with fuel accounting for 17.98% of the rate.

“Total freight costs increased by another 1.3% in April. This is the sixth straight month of total freight costs increasing. Both domestic and cross-border LTL actually declined however domestic and truckload increased. All sectors continue to track well above last year’s level,” said Doug Payne, president and chief operating officer of Nulogx.

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