TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics volumes saw a double-digit increase for the month of August after a usual mid-year decline in volumes in July.
Month-over-month and year-over-year load volumes picked up by 12%.
Intra-Canada load volumes represented 31% of the total volumes and jumped 23% compared year-over-year. Cross-border loads averaged 65% of the total data submitted by Loadlink’s Canadian-based customers, and improved compared to last year. Loads leaving Canada were higher by 16%, and loads coming into Canada were up by four percent year-over-year.
Equipment capacity increased 10% from July and was up 13% from August 2015. The equipment-to-load ratio decreased to 3.58 trucks for every load available, down from 3.62 in July. Year-over-year, this ratio increased three percent from 3.47 in August 2015.