Volumes Rebound 24 Percent, reports TransCore

TORONTO — TransCore reported a sizable 24 percent month-over-month volume increase in February.

While year-over-year volume stayed behind March 2012 levels by 11 percent, the first quarter of 2013 had a 10 percent increase in volume over the previous quarter. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, volume was six percent lower.

Transcore said that overall load volumes for cross-border postings and intra-Canada postings averaged at 69 and 27 percent respectively.

“Cross-border loads destined for provinces within Canada were down 20 percent year-over-year compared to March 2012. However, cross-border loads from Canada to the United States revealed a seven percent increase year-over year.”

A two percent increase was recorded for both month-over-month and year-over-year equipment postings, but dropped four percent compared to the previous quarter. Load volumes had a double-digit quarter-over-quarter gain.

Here’s the breakdown:

Cross Border Loads into Canada:

By Region of Destination:

Ontario 54 percent
Western 23 percent
Quebec 21 percent
Atlantic 2 percent

Cross Border Equipment into Canada:

By Region of Destination:

Ontario 51 percent

Western 22 percent

Quebec 23 percent

Atlantic 4 percent

Loads Within Canada:

By Region of Origin:

Western 49 percent

Ontario 27 percent

Quebec 19 percent

Atlantic 5 percent

By Region of Destination:

Western 37 percent

Ontario 36 percent

Quebec 23 percent

Atlantic 4 percent

The top three equipment postings:

Dry Vans 52 percent

Reefers 20 percent

Flatbed 20 percent

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