TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransCore Link Logistics reported weaker Canadian Freight Index volumes for April 2013. The month-over-month load volumes had a seven percent decrease and the year-over-year volumes fell behind April 2012 levels by 14 percent.

The equipment postings for April increased by six percent compared to figures from the previous month, and the year-over-year equipment postings saw a significant increase of 11 percent. As a result of these index changes, the equipment-to-load ratio declined considerably for April to 2.35 from 2.08 of the previous month.

Overall load volumes for cross-border postings and intra-Canada postings averaged at 70 and 25 percent respectively. Cross-border loads destined for provinces within Canada were down 21 percent year-over-year compared to April 2012. In contrast, cross-border year-over year loads from Canada to the United States were up substantially by 16 percent.

Intra-Canada year-over-year load volumes for April were down two percent while equipment increased substantially by 24 percent.

Information within the freight index includes all domestic, cross-border and interstate data submitted by Loadlink’s Canadian-based customers.

About Canada’s Largest Freight Matching System

TransCore’s Loadlink freight matching database constitutes the largest Canadian network of carriers, owner operators, freight brokers and intermediaries and has been available to Canadian subscribers since its inception in 1990. Over 13 million full loads, LTL (less than truck load) shipments and trucks are posted to the Loadlink network annually. As a result of this high volume, TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight movement and provides a historical account of the domestic and cross border spot market freight movement. The Loadlink network provides Canadian based companies with:

  • The largest online database of available loads and trucks
  • Unlimited access to the network and integrated services
  • Guaranteed payment

About TransCore Link Logistics

TransCore’s freight solutions serve brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers in the United States and Canada with best-in-class products. The company's load boards or freight matching networks include Loadlink in Canada and the DAT Network in the United States. Loadlink has the largest Canadian freight matching database of loads and trucks and offers access to other services such as Quickpay, credit reports, insurance and operating authorities, dispatch software, mileage software and more. TransCore’s trailer tracking and in-cab communications solutions feature the industry’s fastest response times and state-of-the-art satellite networking.