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.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index June Volume Posts Second Best Month in 2012

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian spot market freight index had the second highest freight volume this year. June freight volume was two percent lower than May, and was six percent lower than in June 2011. Second quarter saw substantial gains of 20 percent over the first quarter of 2012 and finished six percent below the highs of second quarter 2011.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Rallies in May with Double Digit Increase

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s spot market Canadian freight index saw a substantial 13 percent month-over-month increase in May. The month also had the highest freight volume to date this year. Year-over-year volumes were off slightly from the peaks of early 2011, down two percent from May of last year and only five percent off the record set in 2008. Cross-border postings remained consistent at 73 percent of overall load postings.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Dips Slightly in April

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s spot market Canadian freight index saw a three percent decline in April, down from a high mark set in March 2012, but remains well above recessionary levels. Year-over-year volumes were down 11 percent from the record highs in 2011. Cross-border postings continued to dominate in April accounting for 73 percent of activity by Loadlink®’s Canadian customers.