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.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Jumps 24 Percent in March

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s spot market Canadian freight index saw a sizeable gain in March with volumes up 24 percent month-over-month, while the first two months of the year recorded only one percent gains. However, year-over-year volumes were 18 percent down from the unusual record-setting levels reached in March last year.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Records Second Best February in 11 Years

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian freight index recorded its second best February spot market freight volume in 11 years, surpassed only by last year’s peak in February loads. Month-over-month the index increased by one percent. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 28 percent of the month’s volume. Top regions for loads within Canada were:

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Starts 2012 with Slight Uptick in January Results

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:59
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian spot market freight index saw a steady start to the new year with volumes increasing one percent from December while year over year it was off slightly by 1 percent from January 2011. Intra-Canadian loads accounted for 28 percent of the volume. Top regions for loads within Canada were: