MISSISSAUGA, ON – Canadian shippers saw the cost of ground
transportation drop by 1% in October when compared to September,
according to the Canadian General Freight Index compiled by Nulogx.
A related Base Rate Index, which excludes accessorial charges,
dropped by 1.3%, while average fuel surcharges increased. Fuel was
14.63% of base rates in October compared to 13.61% in September.
“Total freight and base costs declined in October, despite an
increase in fuel surcharges. Once again, domestic LTL increased, while
domestic TL and trans-border LTL decreased. Transborder TL was basically
flat. Year over year all segments remain well below last year’s
costs,” said Doug Payne, president and Chief Operating Officer of
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