TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index dipped in October, declining six percent from September. Year-over-year volumes also fell 30 percent compared to 2014’s record breaking high for October.

Cross-border loads leaving Canada decreased 21 percent, and loads coming into Canada declined 41 percent year-over-year. These volumes averaged 67 percent of the total data submitted by Loadlink’s Canadian-based customers.

Intra-Canada load volumes represented 28 percent of the total volumes and fell 26 percent year-over-year. Of the total volumes of loads posted within Canada, the distribution was as follows:

  • Loads into Western Canada increased to 38 percent, up from 32 percent in September.
  • Loads into Ontario decreased to 34 percent, down from 39 percent in September.
  • Loads into Quebec decreased to 24 percent, down from 26 percent in September.
  • Loads into Atlantic Canada increased to four percent, up from three percent in September.

The equipment capacity was higher in October, up by four percent month-over-month and by 26 percent year-over-year. The equipment-to-load ratio increased to 3.67 from 3.29 in September. Year-over-year, this ratio increased 80 percent from 2.03 in October 2014.

TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index accurately measures trends from roughly 5,000 of Canada’s trucking companies and freight brokers, and includes all domestic, cross-border and interstate data submitted by Loadlink’s customers.

Real-time and historical data on total truck and load volumes, as well as ratios in specific areas can be accessed from TransCore’s Posting Index.

About TransCore Link Logistics

Looking for a better way to match available freight loads with trucks, TransCore Link Logistics in 1990 developed Loadlink, a load board connecting brokers, carriers, owner operators and private fleets in Canada to a real-time database of 15 million loads, shipments and trucks – the largest in the industry. The monthly Canadian Freight Index now defines the freight movement spot market. The company also provides its customers with dispatch solutions, ACE/ACI eManifest, Posting Index, Rate Index, credit solutions, factoring, online transportation job boards, mileage software and more.

TransCore Link Logistics is a unit of Roper Technologies, a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software (both software-as-a-service and licensed), and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and academic research markets worldwide. Additional information about Roper is available on the company's website at www.ropertech.com.

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