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INDUSTRY PULSE: Majority of Canadian shippers gearing up for greater shipment volumes in 2006

TORONTO, Ont. -- Sixty one per cent of Canadian shippers expect to increase their shipment volumes in 2006, accordi...


TORONTO, Ont. — Sixty one per cent of Canadian shippers expect to increase their shipment volumes in 2006, according to the preliminary results of our second annual Transportation Buying Trends Survey.

The survey, which closes today, includes the participation of more than 700 shippers across Canada.

Preliminary results also indicated that 57% of shippers expect their shipment volume increases for 2006 to hit double-digit figures.

Forty seven per cent expected to use more trucking services as a result.

The survey, conducted by Transportation Media Research on behalf of Truck News, Truck West, Motortruck and Canadian Transportation & Logistics, also includes questions on rates, surcharges and capacity. Full results will be available later this year.


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