Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.28% in March, as compared with February results.

The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, decreased by 0.07% in March.

Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers increased this month.  Fuel was 16.10% of Base Rates in March versus 14.04% in February.

“Total Freight Costs increased by 1.28% from last month driven by an increase in fuel costs. Domestic & Cross Border Truckload led the increases. Domestic and Cross Border LTL increased marginally. Base Freight costs decreased by 0.07%,” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx. “Year over year, Cross Border LTL and Domestic Truckload is above last years level while Domestic LTL and Cross Border Truckload are below last years level,” continued Payne.

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The CGFI is sponsored by Nulogx, a leading Transportation Management Solutions provider, and is used by shippers and carriers to benchmark performance, develop business plans, and secure competitive agreements. It was developed with the assistance of Dr. Alan Saipe. The most recent results are available at the CGFI website:

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