Executive Briefings

Cost of Ground Transportation in Canada Dipped in July

The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased by 0.5 percent in July when compared with June results, according to the Canadian General Freight Index.

The base rate index, which excludes the impact of accessorial charges assessed by carriers, increased by 0.9 percent when compared to June 2012.

Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers have seen a decrease from 20.18 percent of base rates in June 2012 to 18.8 percent in July 2012.

"The total cost decrease was driven by lower fuel costs while base rates actually increased," said Doug Payne, president and COO of  Nulogx, a provider of transportation management solutions and the sponsor of the CGFI. "However, base freight costs are down 3 percent from a year ago."

Click here for full details on the CGFI.

Source: Nulogx

The base rate index, which excludes the impact of accessorial charges assessed by carriers, increased by 0.9 percent when compared to June 2012.

Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers have seen a decrease from 20.18 percent of base rates in June 2012 to 18.8 percent in July 2012.

"The total cost decrease was driven by lower fuel costs while base rates actually increased," said Doug Payne, president and COO of  Nulogx, a provider of transportation management solutions and the sponsor of the CGFI. "However, base freight costs are down 3 percent from a year ago."

Click here for full details on the CGFI.

Source: Nulogx