Fibre costs and value


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Sub-optimal equipment productivity and utilization
High cost of transportation
Inadequate forest inventory information preventing full product value recovery


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Introduce new truck configurations providing higher payloads
Develop and implement better log processing and allocation models to optimize value recovery
Develop techniques to build high-performance roads that cost less and improve trucking efficiency

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Reduce overall delivered fibre costs or increase margins by $5–7/m³ by 2023
Have at least one higher-payload truck configuration allowed in each region of Canada by 2023
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