Canadian Spot Market Freight Volumes Drop

TORONTO — As with all other reports on North American freight in September, TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index also saw a drop in month-over- month spot market freight volumes.

The drop was 15 percent from August, reported TransCore. Year-over-year load volumes were down 24 percent from September 2011. Quarterly figures were down 14 percent year-over-year while truck capacity was up 13 percent.

Both equipment and load postings decreased, as well, but “the equipment to loads ratio for September widened to levels previously seen more than two years ago,” TransCore said. ” The variance, however, is reflective of previous third quarter results leading into fourth quarter. Available capacity is comparable to April 2012, which is typical for the month of September.”

Here’s your breakdown:

Top states of origin for loads destined to Canada:






Top destinations for freight originating in Canada:

New York




New Jersey (bumped Florida from spot number five).

Regional Breakdowns

Top destinations for loads imported into Canada were:

Ontario 54 percent

Western 22 percent

Quebec 21 percent

Atlantic 3 percent

Top regions for import equipment into Canada were:

Ontario 52 percent

Western 24 percent

Quebec 21 percent

Atlantic 3 percent

Regions of origins of loads within Canada were:

Western 43 percent

Ontario 27 percent

Quebec 22 percent

Atlantic 8 percent

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