Volume of Goods Trucked to Canada Skyrockets

The orange dot (January’s load volumes) on the graph says it all-record results for volumes.

TORONTO, ON — There were more goods transported by truck in January 2014 than in any other January recorded by the TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index.

After closing last year with a record high for December, January volumes climbed sharply by 43 percent month-over-month, marking its volumes the highest ever recorded for the month of January in any year.

“January’s year-over-year increase also rose by an astonishing 47 percent, beating last January’s historic highs,” TransCore states.

Not only that, but trucks crossing the border nearly doubled – they increased by 48 percent – since last January. Averaged, 72 percent of all loads were cross-border postings.

“Cross-border loads originating in Canada destined to the United States realized the biggest gains with a 65 percent year-over-year increase in volumes,” TransCore states. “Cross-border loads originating in the United States destined for provinces within Canada climbed by 42 percent year-over-year.”

Most loads coming to Canada from the U.S. came from Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin (which is not usually seen in the top five) and Michigan.

Goods travelling from the states to Canada usually arrive in:

• 61 percent in Ontario
• 20 percent in Western Canada
• 18 percent in Quebec
• One percent in Atlantic Canada

As for Canadian goods going to other parts of Canada, they account for 23 percent of all loads.

They come from:

• 50 percent from Western Canada
• 28 percent from Ontario
• 18 percent from Quebec
• Four percent from the Atlantic region

And they’re dropped off in:

• 44 percent in Western Canada
• 35 percent in Ontario
• 19 percent in Quebec
• Two percent in Atlantic Canada

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