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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.


August 24, 2018
By Maria Church
Maria Church

Topics

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.