TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index recorded the highest load volumes for January, surpassing the record set for the month in January 2011 by 3%. January’s load volumes increased 25% from December 2012 and the year-over-year volumes increased by 4% from January 2012.
Intra-Canada loads represented 24% of the total load volumes. Top regions for loads within Canada by region of origin were: Western 50%, Ontario 29%, Quebec 16%, Atlantic 5%.
Cross-border shipments represented 71% of the overall load postings. Top regions for loads into Canada by region of destination were: Ontario 58%, Western 20%, Quebec 20%, Atlantic 2%.
Equipment postings also started the year with positive increases. January’s postings increased 17% from the previous month and 13% from the January of the previous year.