Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 0.5% in August, as compared with July results.
The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, increased by 0.4% in August.
Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers decreased this month. Fuel was 11.94% of Base Rates in August versus 12.44% in July.
“Total Freight Costs inched higher with all segments in the positive territory in August,” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx. ”Total Costs are still below last August by 7.4%, however. Year over Year, Domestic Costs are above last year’s level, while the Cross Border Costs are well below those of last year,” continued Payne.
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