TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Surges in March

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:06
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index rebounds from low levels in February with a 24 percent increase in month-over-month volume. Year-over-year volume remained behind March 2012 levels by 11 percent. First quarter of 2013 volume surpassed the previous quarter by ten percent, and was well above the recessionary levels seen for the first quarter of 2009 by 73 percent. Volume was six percent lower compared to the first quarter of 2012.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Pulls Back in February

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After an all-time high record was set in January, TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index saw volumes return to a more normal level for February with a 13 percent decrease in month-over-month volumes. Year-over-year load volumes were also down 11 percent from February 2012. Cross-border load postings accounted for 68 percent of the data submitted by Loadlink’s Canadian-based customers.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Starts the Year with Record Results

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:19
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index recorded the highest load volumes for January, surpassing the record set for the month in January 2011 by three percent. January’s load volumes increased 25 percent from December 2012 and the year-over-year volumes increased by four percent from January 2012. Intra-Canada loads represented 24 percent of the total load volumes. Top regions for loads within Canada by region of origin were:

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Declines for December 2012, Yet Remains Well Above Recessionary Levels

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 13:26
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index closed 2012 with December freight volumes down for both year-over-year and month-over-month by 16 percent. In spite of the decreases, annual volumes for 2012 were down only 11 percent from the elevated levels of 2011, and were still well above 2009 recessionary levels by 53 percent. Annual volumes for 2012 started the year at near record levels in January with a steady increase until May when it

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Remains Steady in November

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:07
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index saw no change in month-over-month volumes for November. Year-over-year load volumes were down 15 percent from November 2011. In spite of the decrease, load volumes are still well above the November 2008 recessionary levels by 51 percent. Cross-border postings were very similar to October’s, which accounted for 69 percent of overall load volumes.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Climbs Back Eight Percent in October

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the dip in September, TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index saw an eight percent increase in month-over-month volumes for October. Year-over-year was down 14 percent from the particularly high levels of October 2011. Cross-border postings accounted for 69 percent of overall load postings while intra-Canada postings made up 27 percent of the total volume.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Slows in September

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 09:49
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index saw a drop in month-over-month spot market freight volumes in September, decreasing by 15 percent from August. Year-over-year load volumes were down 24 percent from September 2011. Quarterly figures were down 14 percent year-over-year while truck capacity was up 13 percent. The softening of the Canadian spot market freight is similar to figures reported for the North American Freight Index.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Sees Uptick in August

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:53
  TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index that reflects spot market freight shipments both within Canada and cross border remained steady with an increase of one percent from July. Year-over-year load volumes however were down 13 percent from August 2011. Cross-border volume accounted for 71 percent of overall loads while intra-Canada freight made up 25 percent of the total load volumes.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Dips in July as Summer Slow Period Begins

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 13:12
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore Canadian Freight Index for the spot market dropped 21 percent in July as the traditional summer slowdown began. With the annual onset of summer construction, vacations and company shut-down periods, July experienced the third lowest volumes of any month this year; however, it was the fourth most active July on record finishing five percent behind July 2011.

TransCore’s Canadian Link Logistics Introduces First and Only Commercially Available Loadlink Integration into Dispatch Software

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:37
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore Link Logistics completes integration of their Canadian freight matching system with Linkdispatch in the latest release of their dispatching application. Unlike the United States market where integration is more widespread, this is the first integration of its kind for Canadian trucking companies.