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July 03, 2018

Canadian shippers' ground transportation cost kept rising in April

Results published by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.3% in April, as compared with March results.

The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of accessorial charges assessed by carriers, increased by 1.7% in April.

Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers increased this month. Fuel was 17.98% of base rates in April versus 16.55% in March.

"Total Freight Costs increased by another 1.3% in April. This is the 6th 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 of CGFI sponsor Nulogx.

Source: CGFI