Frustrated Montreal-area Truckers Apply Congestion Surcharges
December 27, 2011
Truckers in Montreal, Que. have begun charging customers traffic surcharges to compensate for increased operating costs.
According to Montreal's CTV news, The Quebec Trucking Association is endorsing the traffic surcharges that some delivery companies are now charging customers in the greater Montreal area.
QTA president, Marc Cadieux, says delivery companies cannot absorb the costs of the traffic jams that have been plaguing the Montreal area. "The jams cost delivery companies extra fuel and man hours," he told CTV news. "When the [daily driving] limit has been reached, trucks are forced to return to base with their undelivered merchandise so another driver can take the wheel."