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December 9, 2021 12:45 PM, EST

Forward Air Announces General Rate Increase

Forward AirA Forward Air truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Forward Air Corp. announced a general rate increase of 7.9%, applicable to rates established under existing tariffs effective Feb. 1.

“The GRI is intended to offset rising costs associated with the challenging operating environment, and we believe will allow Forward to continue investing in service enhancement, fleet maintenance, technology innovations and other areas to serve customers more effectively and efficiently,” the company wrote in a release.

Forward Air ranks No. 33 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

Selected accessorial charges and minimum charges will also be impacted, according to the Greeneville, Tenn.-based company. — Transport Topics

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