2018 CFI Contractor Survey snippets
Aug. 24, 2018 - A collection of survey snippets from our 2018 Contractor Survey. This page will be updated as snippets are published.
By Maria Church
Survey snippet 1: Logging rates remain stagnant
Survey snippet 2: Profit expectations even out
Survey snippet 3: Contractor profit margins decreasing?
Survey snippet 4: Operator earnings vary
Survey snippet 5: Operator benefits slipping?
Survey snippet 6: Operating costs continue to rise
Survey snippet 7: Logger work-life balance
Survey snippet 8: Are contractors downsizing?
Survey snippet 9: Refreshing the fleet
Survey snippet 10: An aging workforce
Survey snippet 11: Who will take over?
Survey snippet 12: The draw to logging
Survey snippet 13: Log market diversifying
Survey snippet 14: Contractors talk
The survey was conducted in June 2018 by independent research firm Bramm & Associates, generating over 275 replies to a detailed list of questions. Respondents were distributed according to the geographic breakdown of the forest industry, with 40 per cent in Western Canada, 25 per cent in Quebec, and the rest found in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, and central Canada. Within B.C. responses were split between the BC coast and Interior. Many thanks to our sponsors for making the research possible – Hultdins and Tigercat.