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TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index starts strong in 2013

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.

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