Reefer Truck Rates

The weekly fruit and vegetable truck rate report can be found below.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service

Washington, DC  November 15, 2017
USDA Truck Rate Report
WA_FV190              

Provided by:  Patty Willkie  Phone: 202-205-9690                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 2017                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
Rates quoted represent open (spot) market sales that shippers or                                                                    
receivers pay, depending on basis of sale, per load, including                                                                      
brokers' fees for shipments in truck load volume to a single destination.                                                           
Extra charges for delivery to terminal markets, multi-pickup and multi-drop                                                         
shipments are not included unless otherwise stated.  Rates are based on                                                             
the most usual loads in 48-53 foot refrigerated trailers from the origin                                                            
shipping area to the destination receiving city.  The ten cities of                                                                 
destination are Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts;                                                       
Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida;                                                          
New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Seattle, Washington.                                                            
 
A shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities: apples, 
pomegranates, kiwi, persimmons, and grapes from San Joaquin Valley 
California, citrus and avocadoes from South District California, potatoes 
from San Luis Valley Colorado, onions from Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, 
potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, potatoes from 
Minnesota-North Dakota (Red River Valley), and potatoes from Nebraska, apples 
from New York, limes, mangos, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, mixed fruits and 
vegetables from Mexico Crossings through Texas, potatoes and onions from 
Columbia Basin Washington, apples from Yakima and Wenatchee District 
Washington, and potatoes from Central Wisconsin. A slight shortage of trucks 
was reported for the following commodities: cantaloupes, honeydews, and 
lettuce from Central and Western Arizona, Iceberg lettuce from Central San 
Joaquin Valley California, carrots and grapes from Kern District California, 
celery, cilantro cabbage, kale, parsley, Romaine lettuce, and leaf lettuce 
from Oxnard District California, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, Romaine 
lettuce, and leaf lettuce from Salinas-Watsonville California, broccoli, 
cauliflower, strawberries, lettuce, and Romaine lettuce from Santa Maria 
California, potatoes from Aroostook County Maine, apples from Michigan, sweet 
potatoes from Eastern North Carolina. A surplus of trucks was reported for 
the following commodities: tomatoes, mixed vegetables, and berries from 
Central and South Florida. All other districts reported an adequate supply of 
trucks. A First Report was issued for the following commodities: tomatoes, 
mixed vegetables, and berries from Central and South Florida, and potatoes 
from Aroostook County Maine. A Last Report was issued for the following 
commodities: tomatoes from Central District California.
                                                                                                                                   

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8-14 2017                                                                                    
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 2017                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7 2017 SHOWN IN ().                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
In areas where rates are based on package rates, per-load rates were                                                                
derived by multiplying the package rate by the number of packages in                                                                
the most usual load in a 48-53 foot trailer.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    

                WEEKLY RANGE         TUESDAY MOSTLY                                                                                 

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA                                                                                                         
-- CANTALOUPS, HONEYDEWS, ICEBERG LETTUCE, BROCCOLI AND LETTUCE ROMAINE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                        
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5200  5400                                                                                                         
BALTIMORE        6500  6900                                                                                                         
BOSTON           7200  7600                                                                                                         
CHICAGO          4800  5000                                                                                                         
DALLAS           3100  3300                                                                                                         
MIAMI            6700  7100                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6700  7100                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     6500  6900                                                                                                         

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- SQUASH, CUCUMBER, CANTALOUP, HONEYDEW, WATERMELON, MIXED VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                                
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          3600  4000           3800  4000                                                                                    
DALLAS           2400  2800           2400  2600                                                                                    
LOS ANGELES      1000  1200           1100  1200                                                                                    
MIAMI            5400  6000           5600  5800                                                                                    
NEW YORK         6000  6700           6200  6600                                                                                    
PHILADELPHIA     5500  6700           6000  6300                                                                                    

CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                         
-- TOMATOES   ADEQUATE - LAST REPORT --                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5200  5400                      (-5)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6700  7100                      (+2)                                                                               
BOSTON           7400  7800                      (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4800  5000                      (-5)                                                                               
DALLAS           3500  3700                      (-3)                                                                               
MIAMI            7100  7500                      (+5)                                                                               
NEW YORK         7000  7400                      (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6900  7200                      (+2)                                                                               
SEATTLE          2700  3200                      (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                               
-- ICEBERG LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5400  5700                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        6600  6900                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           7400  7800                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4700  4900                      (-7)                                                                               
DALLAS           3400  3600                      (-5)                                                                               
MIAMI            7000  7400                      (+3)                                                                               
NEW YORK         7000  7400                      (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6800  7200                      (+1)                                                                               

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5200  5400                      (-4)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6800  7000                      (+3)                                                                               
BOSTON           7400  7800                      (+2)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4700  4900                      (-2)                                                                               
DALLAS           3400  3600                      (-3)                                                                               
MIAMI            7000  7400                      (+4)                                                                               
NEW YORK         7000  7400                      (+4)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6800  7200                      (+4)                                                                               

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, CILANTRO, CABBAGE, KALE, PARSLEY, LETTUCE ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5200  5400                      (-5)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6800  7200                      (+4)                                                                               
BOSTON           7500  7900                      (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4800  5000                      (-5)                                                                               
DALLAS           3600  3800                      (-1)                                                                               
MIAMI            6900  7300                      (+2)                                                                               
NEW YORK         7000  7400                      (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6800  7200                      (+1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          3500  3700                      (+6)                                                                               

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY, LETTUCE ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5500  5700                                                                                                         
BALTIMORE        7100  7500                                                                                                         
BOSTON           7800  8200                                                                                                         
CHICAGO          5100  5300                                                                                                         
DALLAS           3900  4100                                                                                                         
MIAMI            7200  7600                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         7300  7700                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     7300  7700                                                                                                         

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- APPLES, POMEGRANATES, KIWI, PERSIMONS  AND GRAPES   SHORTAGE --                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5300  5600                                                                                                         
BALTIMORE        6500  7200           6600  6800                                                                                    
CHICAGO          4900  5300           5000  5100                                                                                    
DALLAS           3600  4000           3700  3900                                                                                    
MIAMI            6800  7000                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     6500  7200           6700  6900                                                                                    

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, STRAWBERRIES, LETTUCE, LETTUCE ROMAINE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                               
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5400  5600                                                                                                         
BALTIMORE        7000  7400                                                                                                         
BOSTON           7700  8100                                                                                                         
CHICAGO          5000  5200                                                                                                         
DALLAS           3800  4000                                                                                                         
MIAMI            6900  7300                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         7300  7700                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     7100  7500                                                                                                         
SEATTLE          3200  3400                                                                                                         

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5450  5750           5450  5650 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           7200  8100           7600  7900 (+3)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4800  5500           4900  5200 (+2)                                                                               
DALLAS           3500  4200           3700  4000 (+3)                                                                               
MIAMI            6800  7700           7100  7400 (+1)                                                                               
NEW YORK         6800  7600           7100  7400 (+3)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6600  7400           6900  7300 (+5)                                                                               
SEATTLE          2750  3400           3000  3300 (+5)                                                                               

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3655  5156                 3969 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        4605  6447                 5369 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           4945  7651                 6056 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          2795  4267                 3485 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1720  2534                 2067 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      1720  3514                 2500 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4515  7448                 5833 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4978  6969                 5810 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     4300  6619                 5100 (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- TOMATOES, MIXED VEGETABLES, BERRIES   SURPLUS - FIRST REPORT --                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           850  1000                                                                                                         
BALTIMORE        1600  1800                                                                                                         
BOSTON           2400  2600                                                                                                         
CHICAGO          1600  1800                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         2300  2400                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     1700  2000           1800  2000                                                                                    

SOUTH GEORGIA                                                                                                                       
-- CUCUMBER, EGGPLANT, GREENS, PEPPERS, SQUASH   ADEQUATE --                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           600   800                  800                                                                                    
BALTIMORE        1400  1600                                                                                                         
BOSTON           2000  2400                                                                                                         
DALLAS           1800  2000                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         1800  2000                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     1600  1800                                                                                                         

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          4463  5100           4675  5100 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        5313  5950           5525  5950 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           5950  6800                 6375 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          3613  3825                 3825 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3825  4250                 3825 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      1700  2125           1913  2125 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5738  6800           6375  6800 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         5738  6375                 6375 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     5313  6163           5525  5950 (0)                                                                                

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          4250  5100           4675  5100 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        5100  5525                 5313 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           5525  6375                 5525 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          2975  3506           3188  3400 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3300  3825                 3400 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      1594  2200           1700  1913 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5950  6800           6375  6800 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         5525  5950                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     5100  5738                 5525 (0)                                                                                

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1600  1800                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3400  3600                      (0)                                                                                

AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE                                                                                                              
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON           1600  1700           1600  1650                                                                                    

AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE                                                                                                              
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3200  3400                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         1850  2200           1950  2100                                                                                    
PHILADELPHIA     2100  2300                                                                                                         

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1000  1200                      (0)                                                                                

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2600  3200                      (-9)                                                                               
BOSTON           3600  4000           3700  3800 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3200  3500                                                                                                         
MIAMI            4200  4800                      (-8)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     3000  3300                      (+2)                                                                               

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3655  4603                 4560 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        3870  4730                 4377 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           4300  5541                 5011 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1935  2356                 2087 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3010  3949                 3281 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5160  6845                 6063 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4563  5590                 5047 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     3870  4817                 4230 (0)                                                                                

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          1000  1400                 1200 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1600  1900                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1600  1900                 1600 (0)                                                                                

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                              
-- SWEET POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA                2250                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE              1500                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           2750  3000                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO                3000                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI                  2500                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         2250  2500                 2500 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     2000  2800                 2000 (0)                                                                                

NEBRASKA                                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2763  3400                 3091 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        3400  4038                 3754 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3400  4675                 4087 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          2033  2125                 2094 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1700  2338                 1911 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4675  6375                 5239 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3825  3980                 3903 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     3825  3890                 3847 (0)                                                                                

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2500  3100                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           1600  2000                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4000  5000                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         1500  1600                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA           1600                      (0)                                                                                

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- CABBAGE   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
NEW YORK         1500  2000           1800  2000 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     1400  1600                 1600 (0)                                                                                

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES, MANGOES, BROCCOLI, TOMATOES, CARROTS, MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   SHORTAGE --                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2500  3000           2600  2800 (+2)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        4000  4500           4100  4400 (+4)                                                                               
BOSTON           5300  5600           5400  5600 (+2)                                                                               
CHICAGO          2800  3600           3000  3200 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1300  1600           1400  1500 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2400  3000           2500  2800 (-15)                                                                              
MIAMI            3400  4300           3600  3800 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4200  5000           4700  5000 (-1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     3900  4600           4300  4600 (-1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          5200  5400                      (0)                                                                                

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5400  5838           5525  5738 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4250  5000           4463  4888 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4463  5800           4888  5100 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2018  3000           2200  2550 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            6375  7000           6375  6500 (0)                                                                                

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON           7100  7800           7300  7600 (+3)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4800  5500           5100  5400 (+2)                                                                               
DALLAS           5000  5800           5400  5700 (+6)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      3000  3600           3300  3600 (+21)                                                                              
NEW YORK         7300  7900           7400  7700 (+4)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     7100  7700           7200  7500 (+3)                                                                               
SEATTLE           900  1100                      (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2763  3400           2975  3100 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        3000  3613           3400  3613 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3400  3825                 3800 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO           956  1200           1063  1200 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            3825  4800                 4250 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3400  3825                 3600 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     3000  3613           3188  3400 (0)                                                                                

                                                                                                                                    
TRUCK SHIPMENTS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
Shipments are in 40,000 pound units.  Information is                                                                                
subject to revision.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    

                   2017           2016                                                                                              

              NOV 05-11      NOV 06-12                                                                                              

U.S.             24,331         29,076                                                                                              
IMPORTS          19,817         17,267                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              44,148         46,343                                                                                              

          OCT 29-NOV 04  OCT 30-NOV 05                                                                                              

U.S.             23,680         25,711                                                                                              
IMPORTS          16,172         16,892                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              39,852         42,603                                                                                              

              OCT 22-28      OCT 23-29                                                                                              

U.S.             23,691         24,682                                                                                              
IMPORTS          17,244         16,747                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              40,935         41,429                                                                                              
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