TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Remains Steady in November, Avoids Typical Seasonal Decline

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 10:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index that tracks the spot market, remained steady in November with no change from October 2011 levels. However, year-over-year load volumes increased a healthy 17 percent. Historically, November experiences a decrease in spot freight but November 2011 was the second best November on record, with levels just behind those reached in November 2005. TransCore began recording data in 2001 when TransCore acquired Link Logistics.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Starts Fourth Quarter Up 19 Percent

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:30
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index that monitors freight movement on the spot market saw a 19 percent increase year-over-year in October 2011 although the month-over-month comparison dropped five percent. October 2011 recorded the highest same month freight volume since October 2005. While October levels were down from the previous month, volume exceeded nine of the 12 months of 2010 and was the seventh highest spot market freight volume this year. Equipment postings in October...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Steady in September, Best Third Quarter in 10 Years

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes remain strong in September with a 12 percent increase year-over-year and down slightly from August levels. September recorded the sixth highest load volume this year, the highest September volume for the last five years, and remains at pre-recessionary levels.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Sees Double Digit Increase for August

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 09:00
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index was up 10 percent from July of 2011 and had a 12 percent increase year-over-year. August 2011 freight volumes were the highest for same month over the last five years. Equipment postings in August reached the highest levels for 2011, with capacity up over 11 percent from last month’s total. Capacity was three percent above recorded levels for August 2010. The equipment-to-loads ratio remained virtually unchanged from the level established in July...

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index Sees Summer Slow-down

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 13:43
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index for July 2011 was down twenty-two percent month-over-month but had a three percent increase year-over-year. July traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation and highway construction season and has for the past five years experienced a decrease from June levels; however, July 2011 had the biggest decline in volumes since July 2007.

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.