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.

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....