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.

TransCore’s October Canadian Freight Index Maintains Steady Pace Going into Fourth Quarter

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 10:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index registered a 26 percent increase in October 2010, compared to the same time last year. This is the strongest start to the fourth quarter since 2007. Freight movement in October was the second highest level for the same month over the last five years. While the month-over-month comparison saw a decline of 23 index points, freight availability continues to hover above the 200 index point marker, surpassed in March and maintained for eight of the last 10...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Maintains Record Performance

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 15:01
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index showed a 30 percent increase in year-over-year analysis while month-over-month growth slowed with a 6 point dip from August. Similar to North American data, spot freight volume in Canada for September 2010 is the highest recorded volume when compared to the same time in the last five years. Spot freight has surpassed the 200-point threshold for the previous seven months, and the last two months have set new high water marks when compared to the same month’...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Records Highest August Spot Market Freight Volume

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 13:14
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index showed a 50 percent year-over-year increase in spot market freight volume with a two point increase from July. Freight for the month of August registered the highest volume ever recorded for the same month in the last five years. Combined cross-border loads were 55 percent higher year-over-year while equipment availability dropped 16 percent as compared to August 2009. Increasing level of freight availability along with a decline in trucks searching for...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index up 53 Percent in July

Fri, 08/20/2010 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index showed a 53 percent increase year-over-year. After registering continuous increases from January to June this year, with June being the highest recorded freight volume since June 2008, July freight volume dipped slightly by 19 percent compared to the previous month. This fluctuation is consistent with the five-year historical trend representing seasonality, vacation and construction activity.