TransCore's Canadian spot freight market index records second-highest volume this year in June; volumes were down 2% from May and 6% from a year ago

TORONTO , July 18, 2012 (press release) – -TransCore’s Canadian spot market freight index had the second highest freight volume this year. June freight volume was two percent lower than May, and was six percent lower than in June 2011.

Second quarter saw substantial gains of 20 percent over the first quarter of 2012 and finished six percent below the highs of second quarter 2011.

Cross-border postings increased slightly, accounting for 75 percent of overall load postings, up two percent from last month. Intra-Canada postings contributed 22 percent of the total load volumes and differed only one percent from May.

Equipment postings dropped seven percent month-over-month, and were up five percent year-over- year. While load volumes saw a significant quarter-over-quarter gain, equipment availability only increased by a modest four percent, resulting in a much lower equipment-to-loads ratio than the previous quarter. The equipment-to-loads ratio dropped in June reaching the lowest levels in 2012 – and the lowest level since June 2011.

Regional Breakdowns:

Top destinations for loads imported into Canada were:

• Ontario 54 percent

• Quebec 23 percent

• Western 20 percent

• Atlantic 3 percent

Quebec increased 1 percent from May; the remaining regions remained unchanged.

Top regions for import equipment into Canada were:

• Ontario 53 percent

• Western 24 percent

• Quebec 20 percent

• Atlantic 3 percent

Ontario increased 2 percent from the previous month. Western Canada and Quebec had slight decreases.

Regions of origins for loads within Canada were:

• Western 44 percent

• Ontario 26 percent

• Quebec 22 percent

• Atlantic 8 percent

Western Canada had a slight decrease month over month; with Quebec and Atlantic Canada increasing 1 percent.

The top states of origin for loads destined to Canada in order of most loads were Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, California and Texas

The top U.S. destinations for freight originating in Canada were New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Washington.

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 serves brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers in the United States and Canada with best-in-class products. Load boards or freight matching include Loadlink in Canada and TransCore 3sixty powered by 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.

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