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  • Canadian ground transportation costs slid in August: CGFI

    October 25, 2017 7:48PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ground transportation costs for Canadian shippers decreased 0.3% in August compared to July, according to the Canadian General Freight Index from Nulogx. The base rate fell 0.1%, according to the index, while fuel as a percentage of

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • WorkSafe New Brunswick says rates to increase 32-51% in 2018

    September 25, 2017 1:46PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe New Brunswick is expecting rates to increase between 32-51%, a pace the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says the industry cannot sustain. The announcement was made Sept. 20 during WorkSafe New Brunswick’s board of directors meeting,

  • How will the ELD mandate impact pricing?

    August 15, 2017 11:46AM by James Menzies

    Spot market prices could surge 20% as ELD rule takes full effect: FTR

  • U.S. trucking conditions remain favorable: FTR

    July 19, 2017 7:01AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. were unchanged in May, with a positive reading of 7.01 for truckers, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index tracks six major conditions in the U.S. trucking market: freight volumes,

  • U.S. trucking volumes improving: ACT Research

    July 17, 2017 1:50PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking volumes in the U.S. hit their highest levels since March 2014, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index. June marked the sixth consecutive month of increases, reaching a reading of 72, which is nearly 20

  • Spot market freight volumes, rates on the move: DAT

    July 13, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot truckload freight activity in June reached record levels, with rates climbing to their highest points in nearly two years, according to the DAT Freight Index. June van freight postings were up 35% compared to May, and

  • Surface transportation costs rose in April: Nulogx

    June 28, 2017 9:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 0.2% in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index from Nulogx. The base rate was up 0.2%. Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers decreased. Fuel represented

  • Spot market pricing hints of improving conditions for truckers: FTR

    June 19, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in April, returning to a mid-positive range, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. The index read 7.03, up more than four points from March. FTR is projecting trucking

  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR

    March 28, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the

  • Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR

    January 13, 2017 6:51AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases

  • Canadian freight costs decreased marginally in September: CGFI

    December 2, 2016 7:48AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.4% less for ground transportation costs in September, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The base rate, excluding accessorial charges, was down 0.5%. Fuel made up 11.59% of the base rate

  • ACT pricing index shows improvements

    November 18, 2016 10:45AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking rates may be on the rise, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. ACT reported its pricing index bounced to its highest reading in the past 12 months, at 52.7. A quarter

  • Truckers should soon return to driver’s seat when it comes to rates

    October 13, 2016 10:15PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Economic growth will accelerate and impending regulations should give carriers the ability to increase rates next year, according to speakers at the Surface Transportation Summit here Oct. 13. Carlos Gomes, senior economist with Scotiabank, predicted global economic

  • Canadian rates rose slightly in July: CGFI

    September 29, 2016 9:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian ground transportation rates increased by just 0.15% in July, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. The base rate was almost flat, up just 0.06% from June. Average fuel surcharges increased, comprising 12.44% of the