2020 CFI Contractor Survey snippets
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.