NEWS RELEASES 2005

August 2005

 

SKYROCKETING FUEL PRICES MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THE FUEL SURCHARGE PROGRAM COSTLY

Fort Erie, Ontario, August 19, 2005 –  Diesel fuel prices are skyrocketing on both sides of the border.  The U.S. retail diesel price increased by 16 cents a gallon to $2.567 cents per gallon.  This was the largest single week increase ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Energy.   Based on the Freight Carriers Association’s diesel fuel price survey, the average price per litre in Ontario and Québec rose by 3.7 cents per litre this week to an all time high of 83.1 cents per litre (excluding GST)...more

June 2005

LES TRANSPORTEURS ROUTIERS ANNONCENT UNE AUGMENTATION DE 5.8%

Fort Érié, ON, juin 2005 – La pénurie de chauffeurs expérimentés qui perdure, le coût des équipements, des assurances et des mesures de sécurité qui montent en flèche, les préparatifs pour l’implémentation des nouvelles normes d’heures de travail prévues pour bientôt, sont parmi les nombreux défis que doivent confronter les transporteurs routiers. Tous ces obstacles entraînent non seulement la hausse des frais d’exploitation mais aussi un resserrement de capacité dans l’industrie du transport routier. Une augmentation générale de 5.8% sur tous les tarifs de transport est nécessaire pour assurer la disponibilité des investissements nécessaires pour maintenir une capacité adéquate pour satisfaire à la demande...plus

April 2005
 

A FREIGHT RATE INCREASE OF 5.8% IS RECOMMENDED

Fort Erie, ON, April 2005 The driver shortage, insurance, equipment, and security costs as well as the pending change in Hours of Service regulations are just a few of the challenges currently facing the trucking industry.  These challenges have not only increased the cost of doing business, but also shrunk industry capacity.  If the industry is to be successful in attracting capital and maintaining the capacity required to meet demand, rates must be increased...more

A RATE INCREASE IS RECOMMENDED ON U.S. – CANADA FREIGHT

Buffalo, NY, April 2005 – The driver shortage, insurance, equipment, and security costs as well as the pending change in Hours of Service regulations already applicable in the U.S. and pending in Canada are just a few of the challenges currently facing the trucking industry.  These challenges have not only increased the cost of doing business, but also shrunk industry capacity.  If the industry on both sides of the border is to be successful in attracting capital and maintaining the capacity required to meet demand, rates must be increased...more


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