Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers decreased by 0.04% in October, as compared with September.

The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, decreased by 0.72% in October. Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers continue to increase. Fuel was 19.54% of Base Rates in October versus 18.05% in September.

“Total Freight Costs decreased by 0.04% driven by Domestic Truckload, offsetting the increase in Cross Border LTL. Domestic LTL & Cross Border Truckload increased marginally. Base Freight costs decreased by 0.72%. Overall, year over year Total Freight Costs (Domestic LTL and Domestic Truckload, Cross Border LTL & Cross Border Truckload) are above last years level,” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx.

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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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