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    TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index dips slightly in April

    May 24, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont — TransCore’s spot market Canadian freight index saw a three percent decline in April, down from a high mark set in March 2012, but remains well above recessionary levels. Year-over-year volumes were down 11% from the record highs

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    FTR Shippers Conditions Index steadies in March

    May 14, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    NASHVILLE, IN — FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for US shippers in March did not show much change from the previous month. The index currently stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition that is expected to persist until

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    Index shows Canadian rates increased for 12th straight month

    April 25, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicated the cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 0.8% in February, when compared to January. That marks the twelfth consecutive month of increases, with the index now 10% above

  • US truck tonnage settles in January after December surge

    February 28, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — US for-hire truck tonnage plummeted 4% in January, but American Trucking Associations chief economist Bob Costello warned there’s no reason to panic. The ATA’s truck tonnage index was coming off a strong December in which tonnage surged

  • TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index starts 2012 with slight uptick in January results

    February 21, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. —  TransCore’s Canadian spot market freight index saw a steady start to the new year with volumes increasing one percent from December while year over year it was off slightly by 1 percent from January 2011.    Intra-Canadian loads

  • TransCore’s North American Freight Index records highest December freight volumes since 2005

    January 25, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    PORTLAND, Ore — TransCore‘s  North American Freight Index in December climbed 11 percent compared to December 2010 on the spot market, marking the second highest freight volume for December since 2005. December’s Index was the fourth consecutive month where same-month

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    TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index steady in September, best third quarter in 10 years

    October 11, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes remain strong in September with a 12 percent increase year-over-year and down slightly from August levels.  September recorded the sixth highest load volume this year, the highest September volume for the last five years, and remains at pre-recessionary levels.

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    Anemic economy points to slow growth for freight rates: Dr. Saipe

    September 28, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — General truck freight rates should grow at an average annual rate of 1%-2% through 2012,” Dr. Alan Saipe told transportation professionals attending the SCL-Nulogx breakfast conference entitled “Transportation Strategy: Planning for 2012 in Uncertain Times” yesterday. Fuel

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    Ryder System to provide data to Canadian General Freight Index

    September 28, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Transportation Management Solutions provider Nulogx has announced that Ryder System, Inc. a provider of supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions,  has become a Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) “Data Partner”.    Under the terms of this agreement,

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    Breakfast seminar provides expert insights on transportation planning for 2012

    September 19, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you are involved in transportation planning for the coming year, don’t miss out on the breakfast seminar Transportation Strategy: Planning for 2010 in Uncertain Times.  The event, scheduled for September 27th from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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    The five secrets of successful freight tenders

    September 2, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    Almost all transportation managers will agree that a well executed Freight RFP is both time consuming and analytically challenging.  With everyone’s resources stretched to the max, freight tenders are often delayed, or not completed at all.  So when you do

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    FTR Shippers Condition Index improves for second consecutive month

    July 19, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    NASHVILLE, IN — FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) for the US has moved upward again this month, signifying improving conditions for shippers.  The current SCI as reported in the firm’s July Shippers Update rose to a reading of -3.6