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2020 CFI Contractor Survey snippets

August 11, 2020  By  Ellen Cools

A collection of survey snippets from our 2020 Contractor Survey. This page will be updated as snippets are published.

Survey snippet 1: Logging rate increases vary

Survey snippet 2: Profit expectations drop

Survey snippet 3: Contractor profit margins inch upwards?


Survey snippet 4: Operators’ earnings on the rise

Survey snippet 5: Operator benefits decline

Survey snippet 6: Operating costs keep climbing

Survey snippet 7: Logger work-life balance

Survey snippet 8: Contractors downsize their fleets

Survey snippet 9: Updating the fleet

Survey snippet 10: An older workforce

Survey snippet 11: What’s the succession plan?

Survey snippet 12: The benefits of being a logger

Survey snippet 13: Log market continues diversifying

Survey snippet 14: The impact of COVID-19

Survey snippet 15: What are contractors saying?

This survey was conducted in May 2020 by independent research firm Bramm & Associates, generating 271 replies to a detailed list of questions. Respondents were distributed according to the geographic breakdown of the forest industry, with 44 per cent of respondents in Western Canada, 26 per cent in Quebec and the rest found in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, and central Canada. Within B.C., responses were split between the B.C. Coast and Interior. Many thanks to our sponsors for making this research possible – Hultdins, Tigercat and John Deere.


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