December 8th, 2016
The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador delivered its budget on July 22, 2016, which included many budgetary items, but more specifically highlighted several tax increase items that would affect transportation service providers to and from the province.
There are several items that will impact the cost of operations which include but not limited to a new or increased tax on diesel fuel, gasoline and commercial insurance, all of which will impact the cost of servicing the province.
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines have since this announcement maintained a steady course and elected to see what the real impact of these imposed taxes would reflect. More specifically we elected to wait and see what some of our carrier partners and or interline partners would elect to do as a result. Some interline partners have been billing a surcharge since the official announcement was made in late July.
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines have no ability to control these imposed increases and have determined the need to implement a “Newfoundland Tax Surcharge” effective September 1st, 2016 as follows. This surcharge will be applied to all contracted and non-contracted customers.
INBOUND-OUTBOUND NEWFOUNDLAND: 1% on truckload and less than truckload shipments.
These circumstances are completely out of our control and regrettably must be implemented with the intent to simply recoup the significant increase in operating costs to and from the province.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.