Posted: August 1, 2014
TORONTO — February 2014 had the highest recorded year-over-year increase in volume of goods transported by truck – an increase of 60 percent, according to TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index.
On a daily average, loads for February were four percent higher than the record-breaking ones Canadian truckers had in January. But since February was a shorter month, overall, February’s total load volumes dipped by five percent.
“Cross-border loads originating in Canada destined to the U.S. jumped significantly by 83 percent year-over-year,” TransCore states.
And there were 59 percent more U.S. loads travelling to Canadian provinces in Feb. 2014 than in Feb 2013.
As for Canadian loads travelling from one province to another, they were up 40 percent compared to the same time last year.