The Publishing Industry Freight and Distribution Plan 2012/13 contains company information for the five recommended vendors. The plan is effective April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
» BPC Publishing Industry Freight & Distribution Plan 2012/13 (PDF, 6.3 MB)
When you contact recommended vendors, please inform them you are a BPC member and indicate which association you belong to when requesting the Book and Periodical Council Plan Rate.
The freight rates in this plan are designed for books and periodicals and therefore are based upon shipments with a minimum density of approx. 20 lbs (9 kg) per cubic foot.
BPC Freight & Distribution Plan 2012/13
The Publishing Industry Freight & Distribution Plan has been a project of the Book and Periodical Council since 1982 and is supported by its members.
An industry committee, which annually recommends vendors chosen for the excellent rates, performance, technology, and value-added services they offer to the publishing industry, directs the Freight & Distribution Plan. The committee’s initiatives also include research and education on freight and warehouse operations issues.
Current committee members:
- Deborah Barton, John Wiley and Sons Canada Ltd.
- Chris Chambers, Magazines Canada
- Holly Doll, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
- Dan Finos, Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business
- Diane Grandy, Fraser Direct, Freight & Distribution Committee Chair
- Julia Horel, LitDistCo
- Bessie Luciano, University of Toronto Press
- Anne McClelland, Book and Periodical Council
- Ken McIsaac, Oxford University Press
- Robert Morgan, BookLand Press
- Christine Phillips, Scholastic Canada
- Brenda Sisnett, Georgetown Terminal Warehouses Ltd.
The following book and periodical industry associations are represented by members of the committee:
- Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)
- Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC)
- Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG)
- Magazines Canada
- Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO)
All sectors of the publishing industry to be served by this plan include: