Loadlink’s First Quarter Freight Volumes Showed Improvement while Irregular March Volumes Set New Precedents

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 08:14
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market saw a dramatic shift from the norm in March, setting multiple new precedents during the month. For the first time in Loadlink history, load volumes in March were below that of the February preceding it. Truck volumes climbed upwards to cement March 2019 as the month with the second highest total truck volumes in history, behind only October 2018. The highest number of truck postings ever recorded on Loadlink for a single day occurred on March 25, 2019. Month-over-month, March’s load volumes finished seven percent lower than February,...

TransCore Link Logistics hosts a “full house” at LinkMixer Networking Event

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:12
TORONTO - Who said networking events are boring? TransCore Link Logistics brought the party at their second annual LinkMixer Networking Event. On March 20th, hundreds of transportation representatives celebrated the commencement of spring at the TransCore Link Logistics offices in Mississauga. On top of cocktails, appetizers and prizes, guests tried their luck at several different casino-style games.

TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Spot Market Saw Load Volumes Outgrow Equipment Volumes in February

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:08
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market continued its upward momentum in 2019 with a significant 20 percent increase in daily freight availability in February compared to January. Total truck volumes declined month–over-month, and average daily postings were relatively flat in February. The number of load postings on the last day of February were the highest Loadlink has recorded since July 2018. Month-over-month, February’s load volumes finished four percent higher than January, although these numbers were down 35 percent year-over-year. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 32...

TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Spot Market Marks a Strong Start to 2019

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:38
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market recorded a robust start to the New Year, improving upon a noticeable decline in freight market activity in the last quarter of 2018. The return of available workers, post-holidays, was a contributor to the increased capacity and load availability in January. The end to the United States’ government shutdown may have served as another factor in the increased cross-border freight activity. Weekly load postings in January increased 10 percent following the end of the shutdown compared to the week prior, and an increased number of...

TransCore’s Canadian Spot Market Tightens Slightly as 2018 closed a Historic Year

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:58
Unprecedented load volumes and strong recovery in equipment numbers helped to meet heavy demand. TORONTO –TransCore Link Logistics concluded its fourth quarter of 2018 with its lowest load volumes of the year, while truck volumes set a new record for the quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were down 31 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 and down 15 percent compared to the third quarter of 2018. Prior to the holidays, December load volumes performed very well with numbers resembling those in July when capacity was at a healthier level. Declines in both truck and load...

TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Truck and Freight Volumes Saw Little Change in November

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 08:33
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market reported relatively even load and truck availability, dipping slightly in November due the holidays and decreased driver availability. While load availability saw a noticeable increase as Black Friday approached, it dropped dramatically in the days just prior to the start of the shopping spree.  By then, most last-minute loads were tendered. November ended the month with strong load performance as upcoming winter festivities and holidays may ignite additional freight movement. More importantly, the conclusion of key economic...

TransCore Link Logistics’ Record-Breaking Truck Numbers Push Capacity Upward as Load Volumes Begin to Recover

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:52
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian load capacity saw an uptick in October following September’s slow push in recovering load volumes at month’s end. At the same time, truck capacity reached an all-time high, which drove the truck-to-load ratio to its highest level in two years. October load volumes were up two percent from September. Year-over-year, October’s load volumes were down 23 percent but have since leveled, following 2017’s extremely strong end-of-year performance when load volumes were climbing to record levels. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 34 percent of the total...

All-new Loadlink Puts it all under One Hood

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:00
TransCore Link Logistics Closes Loop with New Single-Platform Loadlink Service TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics announces the launch of its highly anticipated Loadlink next generation service. A new edition of the load board enables members of the service to combine all of their freight matching activities on Canada’s largest freight-matching network. The new software is a single platform service, discontinuing the need for member apps to operate in silos. Loadlink is packed with incredible new technology that enables a lighter, faster and seamless service that requires no install.

TransCore Link Logistics’ Third Quarter Load Volumes Experienced Seasonal Dip but Shows Signs of Recovery as Autumn Approaches

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:25
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian load volumes ended the third quarter with an expected dip following an anticipated slower performance during the summer months. However, the Canadian spot market showed resilience as September ended with improved load volumes compared to the start of the month. At the beginning of September, the truck-to-load ratio hovered around 2.90, but improved to 2.68 by the month’s end, signaling a potential recovery in capacity as the autumn season approaches. Third Quarter Load Performance Load volumes in the third quarter declined 29 percent compared to...

TransCore’s Canadian Spot Freight Volumes continued its seasonal downward slope in August

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:34
TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian load capacity predictably continued to see lower load volumes as summer comes to a close, a trend that first started in the second quarter of 2018. This seasonal effect on load volumes continued to loosen the truck-to-load ratio amidst strong equipment performance on Loadlink. August load volumes were down five percent from July. Year-over-year, August’s load volumes were down 13 percent. Despite this trend, load volumes for August surpassed any other year’s performance on record, with the exception of 2017. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 33...