Ground transportation rates increase for third straight month: report

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OTTAWA, Ont. — The trend of increasing ground transportation rates continued through July, with overall freight costs increasing by 3% when compared to June, according to results published by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) this week.

Base rates, which exclude the impact of fuel surcharges assessed by carriers, also increased by 3.2% while average fuel surcharges decreased slightly 13.42% of base rates to 13.13% during the same period.

“The information provided by the CGFI continues to indicate that we reached a floor in transportation costs for canadian shippers in April of this year,” said Doug Payne, president of Nulogx. “Since then we have seen three consecutive months of increases, led primarily by activity in both the domestic and transborder truckload sectors.”

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