Canadian General Freight Index Results
CGFI Results

Total Freight Costs

Base Freight Costs

Fuel Surcharge


The CGFI tracks changes in freight costs for Canadian Shippers.  The index is published monthly and the results are based on a statistically valid sample of transactions taken from the Nulogx database of more than $750M in annual freight transactions.


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CGFI Expert Commentary

Canadian General Freight Index


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  January 3, 2018

Total Costs & Base Costs Decline


Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers decreased by 1.0% in October, as compared with September results.


The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, decreased by 1.3% in October.


Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers increased this month. Fuel was 14.63% of Base Rates in October versus 13.61% in September. 


“Total Freight & Base Costs declined in October, despite an increase in fuel surcharges. Once again, Domestic LTL increased, while Domestic TL and Transborder LTL decreased. Transborder TL was basically flat.  Year over year all segments remain well below last year’s costs,” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx.


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Index 1 - Total Freight Costs

Total Freight Costs

This is a summary showing Total Freight Costs for over the road shipments starting in January 2008.
This chart depicts only General Freight  shipments and includes all accessorial and fuel surcharges.
It excludes specialty freight services, rail, air, ocean and courier shipments. Freight services paid in US currency have been translated into Canadian dollars based on the exchange rate applicable on the shipment date.






Index 2 - Base Freight Costs

Base Freight Costs

This chart shows the change in  Base Freight Costs since January 2008  for Canadian shippers.  The data presented is the same as the General Freight Index above, except that all costs associated with separately identified Fuel Surcharges and Other Accessorial charges has been removed from the analysis.






Index 3 - Fuel Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge Index

This chart shows the changing Fuel Surcharge rates paid by Canadian Shippers.  The Fuel Surcharge data shown is  expressed as a percentage of the overall Base Freight Cost paid by shippers in the study sample.





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