Canadian ShippersResults published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by .575 % in January when compared with December results.
The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, increased marginally by 0.38 % when compared to December 2012.
Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers have seen an increase from 19.66 % of Base Rates in December 2012 to 20.36 % in January 2013.
“Cross border Truckload saw an increase while the other segments (Domestic LTL,TL & Cross Border LTL) had  decreases.” said Doug Payne, President  & COO, Nulogx. “Of particular note, Total Costs are still trailing behind a year ago levels.” continued Payne.