Truck News


  • 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

  • Domestic truckload rates drive Canadian transport costs higher: CGFI

    March 31, 2016 7:10AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 1% month-over-month in January, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The base rate, excluding accessorial charges assessed by carriers, was up 1.1% compared to

  • Rates, capacity, driver availability and technology discussed by leading shippers and carriers

    October 16, 2015 11:34AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Representatives of leading shippers and carriers shared a stage at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit, where they discussed key trends affecting their businesses. Doug Munro, president and owner of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines, said one trend he’s noticed

  • B.C. names container trucking commissioner, deputy commissioner

    October 6, 2015 7:33PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C. has filled its vacant Container Trucking Commission Office, appointing Corinn Bell as acting commissioner and Vince Ready as acting deputy commissioner. They’ll help achieve and maintain peaceful relations between container trucking companies serving Port Metro Vancouver

  • Container trucking companies still underpaying drivers, audit finds

    September 30, 2015 8:21AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C.’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone says six recently conducted audits of container trucking companies has found all six are failing to live up to their trucker compensation requirements under the Container Trucking Act. “The office

  • Canadian General Freight Index ticks up a notch in November

    January 28, 2015 10:39AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Freight costs in Canada continued to rise in November, up 1% compared to October results. The Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicated the base rate went up 1.6% compared to October. Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers

  • US spot market rates solid to end 2014

    January 8, 2015 7:54AM by Truck News

    Freight availability on the US spot truckload market was generally stable (up 0.8%) during the week ending Jan. 3, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The number of available trucks posted between Christmas and

  • Canadian transportation rates increased in October: CGFI

    January 8, 2015 7:50AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The cost of ground transportation in Canada increased 1.2% in October, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index compiled by Nulogx. The base rate index, which excludes accessorial charges, went up 1.4% compared to September. Fuel

  • New rates set for Vancouver container haulers

    December 16, 2014 1:53PM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. — The province of B.C. has revealed its new rate structure for container haulers serving Port Metro Vancouver. The province says the new rate plan provides fair wages and other improvements for truckers and should resolve rate undercutting

  • Trucking conditions remain favourable: FTR

    December 12, 2014 9:26AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US remained in positive territory in October, according to the most recent FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The October reading of 8.53 fell slightly from September’s level, reflecting continuing strong fundamentals for trucking firms.

  • CGFI reports ground transportation rates dipped in September

    November 26, 2014 1:29PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) compiled by Nulogx indicates the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers declined again in September. Costs shrunk 0.83% in September compared to August, Nulogx reports. The base rate decreased


    October 27, 2014 8:04PM by James Menzies

    This year’s Surface Transportation Summit, held Oct. 15 in Toronto, was a huge success. It sold out, bringing together nearly 400 fleet managers and shippers under one roof to discuss common issues. Shipper-carrier collaboration was once again a hot topic,