TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Gains in June, Second Quarter Freight Up 14 Percent

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 13:42
TORONTO---(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Spot Market Freight Index posted the third straight month of increased freight volume. Month-over-month, load volume in the spot market saw a three percent increase, continuing to climb back from the April decline following a record-breaking March.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Records Second Highest Volume in 2011

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index posted the second highest number of loads this year. May 2011 volume rose two percent from April with an eight percent increase year-over-year. Equipment postings in May reached the highest levels for 2011, with capacity up over 13 percent from last month’s total. Capacity remained at the same recorded levels for May 2010.

TransCore’s Canadian Charity Golf Tournament and Subscriber Conference Celebrates 13 Years

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore Link Logistics is hosting their annual subscriber conference and charity golf tournament July 12, 2011, at Lionhead Golf and Country Club. The event is celebrating its 13th year and is projected to bring the total raised for charity to over $200,000.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Dials Back after Record Breaking Freight Volume in March

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes for April 2011 register a 15 percent increase year-over-year, surpassing the previous record set in April 2008; however, load postings were down 12 percent from last month’s all-time high. Equipment postings were at the lowest recorded level since 2005, descending even further than the previous reduction set during the short month of February 2011. Available capacity was also down almost 20 percent from April 2010. While...

TransCore’s Driverlink Job Site Sees Unexpected Rise in New Driver Signups

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While the industry is struggling to find capacity to meet the uptick in freight volume, TransCore’s Link Logistics’ Driverlink website expanded its database by over 5 percent with new driver and owner operator signups. In the first quarter of 2011, over 800 new jobseekers signed up and created online profiles in the Driverlink community and over 250 new jobs in transportation.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Sets New All-Time Record

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 13:39
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index sets a new all-time record in March, tops previous record from May 2008. Volumes for March 2011 were up 35 percent from the previous year and 36 percent from the prior month. For the first quarter 2011, volume was up 34 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010 and saw an extraordinary 250 percent increase from March 2009. While load volume reached an all-time high, equipment postings remained at the same low levels recorded for the prior few...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Continues to Climb, Sets New Record for February Load Volumes

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 10:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index sets another record for spot market freight volume with a month over month increase of 11 percent, despite the fact February is a short month. Load postings were up 36 percent year over year. February 2011 freight volume was more than double that of February 2009, during the economic downturn. February 2011 volumes also reached the highest levels for the month of February since TransCore began recording the Canadian freight data in 2001....

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Leads 2011 with Record Results

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 09:48
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index recorded the highest load volumes ever posted in the month of January; volumes exceeded the previous record set during the upsurge in 2008 by 4 percent. January postings were up 30 percent over January 2010, while month over month declined by just over a percentage point from the previous month’s record load volumes in December 2010. With loads reaching a peak in January, equipment postings reflected the exact opposite results. Equipment postings...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Wraps Up 2010 with Best Annual Results

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:13
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index recorded an annual average of 233 points exceeding the annual average volumes from each of the previous five years. Load volumes for 2010 delivered exceptional year-over-year increases and were 50 percent higher for seven consecutive months when compared to those posted during the downturn of 2009. Load volumes for fourth quarter 2010 were 32 percent higher than fourth quarter of 2009. Volumes declined by 9 percent from the third quarter of 2010.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Registers Increases for Both Annual and Monthly Load Volumes

Fri, 12/17/2010 - 13:34
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index reported a 37 percent increase in freight volumes for November 2010 compared to the previous year. The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday has historically resulted in a reduction of month-over-month freight volumes for November, however volumes were up by 2 percent from October 2010. November’s results reflect the first month-over-month increase in load posting activity since August. November reached the highest freight volume for the month since 2007.