Effective January 1st, 2017 the province of Alberta will implement a Carbon Levy on all fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gas emissions when combusted. This Carbon Levy is in addition to current provincial and federal government fees currently included in the cost of fuel. This Levy is being phased in over a two year period. It will add 5.35 cents per litre to our fuel cost in 2017 and will increase to 8.03 cents per litre in 2018.
Our current pricing and fuel surcharge program will not offset these additional costs. Due to this government imposed Carbon Levy we are forced to pass this cost on as an additional Carbon Surcharge.
While the Levy takes effect January 1st, 2017 we will start applying the Alberta Carbon Surcharge effective February 1st, 2017. The surcharge will be assessed on any shipments that are origin, destined, or pass through the province of Alberta. The surcharge will be .9 % of freight charges to a maximum of $ 6.75 per shipment and will appear as a separate line item on your invoice.
If you have any questions regarding the application of this fee, contact your local Account Executive.
For more information on the Alberta Carbon Levy you can visit the Government of Alberta website www.alberta.ca/climate-carbon-pricing.aspx
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