Trucking Commodity Origin and Destination Survey (TCOD)

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Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code in the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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The objective of this program is to measure the commodity movements performed by Canadian road carriers.

The survey data are used by federal and provincial governments, trucking associations, members of the industry, universities and research institutions to assess the industry's growth rate and contribution to the Canadian economy and to measure the volume of provincial and inter-provincial trade transported by trucking companies. In addition, the statistics are used by planning boards to help determine the volume of traffic on highways and by trucking companies that are investigating expansion opportunities. As well, the estimates are used as an input to Statistics Canada's System of National Accounts.

The results are also one of the main inputs to the Canadian Freight Analysis Framework. The database can be used in a variety of analyses including, assessing highway capacity and forecasting traffic, evaluating investments in infrastructure, examining trade flows, and analyzing policies such as road pricing and multimodal freight programs.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From May 13, 2019 (ongoing data collection)
Collection methods:
Electronic data reporting and electronic file transfer
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into a data sharing agreement under Section 12 of the Statistics Act, whereby the information collected will be provided to Transport Canada, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act and the Transportation Information Regulations. Since Transport Canada has the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

    Statistics Canada has also entered into an agreement under Section 12 of the Statistics Act, whereby the information collected will be provided to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Alberta Ministry of Transportation. Under the terms of the agreement, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Alberta Ministry of Transportation have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Alberta Ministry of Transportation by writing to the Chief Statistician of Canada at the following address:

    Chief Statistician of Canada
    R.H. Coats Building, 26th floor
    100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0T6

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • shipments of commodities made by truck
    • description of the commodity
    • weight
    • origin and destination of commodities
    • transportation revenues.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 2741
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