Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers dropped by 0.83 % in September when compared with August results.
The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, decreased by 0.84 % when compared to August 2014.
Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers decreased this month. Fuel was 20.75 % of Base Rates in September versus 21.48 % in August.
“ Freight rates continue to decrease in all sectors, other than the slight increases seen in Cross border Truckload.” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx. “Overall, total freight costs are 0.75% above year earlier, Domestic LTL and Cross border Truckload are above, while Domestic Truckload and Cross border LTL are below year over year.” continued Payne.
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