canadian general freight indexResults published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.14 % in December when compared with November results.
The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, increased marginally by 0.34 % when compared to November 2012.
Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers have seen a decrease from 20.56 % of Base Rates in November 2012 to 19.66 % in December 2012.
“Even with a slight uptick in December, Total Freight Costs for 2012 finished 2.95% below December of 2011.” said Doug Payne, President  & COO, Nulogx. “Looking at 2012, January and February saw increases in Total Freight Costs however those gains and more were lost in March to June and for the balance of the year we saw Total Freight Costs remain relatively flat with a slight uptick in December.” continued Payne.
The most recent public results are available here.