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  June 13, 2018
USDA Truck Rate Report

WA_FV190                                                                                                                            

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

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY JUNE 12 2018                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
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: 
citrus and avocados from South District California, sweet potatoes from 
Louisiana, sweet potatoes from Mississippi, sweet potatoes from Eastern North 
Carolina, onions and watermelons from Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas limes, 
and mangoes, watermelons, and onions, tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruits and 
vegetables from Mexico Crossing through Texas. A slight shortage of trucks 
was reported for the following commodities: tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, 
mangoes, honeydews, watermelon, mixed fruits and vegetables from Mexico 
Crossings through Nogales, Arizona, cantaloupes, bell peppers, corn, 
watermelons, honeydews, and grapes from Imperial, Coachella & Palo Verde 
Valleys California, carrots and potatoes from Kern District California, 
celery, cilantro, cabbage, kale, and strawberries from Oxnard District 
California, broccoli, cauliflower, Iceberg lettuce, Romaine lettuce, and leaf 
lettuce from Salina-Watsonville California, broccoli, cauliflower, Iceberg 
lettuce, leaf lettuce, celery and strawberries from Santa Maria California, 
potatoes from San Luis Valley Colorado, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, and 
melons from Central and South Florida, tomatoes and melons from South 
Carolina, beans, cabbage, corn, cucumber, eggplant, melons, peaches, squash, 
and peppers from South Georgia, potatoes from Nebraska, apples and pears from 
Yakima Valley and Wenatchee District Washington. All other districts reported 
an adequate supply of trucks. A First Report was reported for tomatoes and 
melons from South Carolina.  A Last Report was reported for tomatoes, mixed 
vegetables, and melons for Central and South Florida.

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF JUNE 6-12 2018                                                                                        
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY JUNE 12 2018                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY JUNE 5 2018 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                                                                              

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- TOMATO SQUASH CUCUMBER MANGO HONEYDEW WATERMELON MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           4600   5400                        (-6)                                                                           
DALLAS            4000   4200                        (+22)                                                                          
LOS ANGELES       1600   2000                        (-10)                                                                          
MIAMI             6600   6800                        (-6)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8000   8400                        (+4)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7800   8200                        (+1)                                                                           

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA & PALO VERDE VALLEYS CALIFORNIA                                                                                 
-- CANTALOUPES, BELL PEPPERS, CORN, WATERMELONS, HONEYDEWS, GRAPES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7000   7600                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8800  10000                        (+8)                                                                           
BOSTON            9700  10000                        (+1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6800   7000                        (+4)                                                                           
DALLAS            4900   5200                        (+3)                                                                           
MIAMI             9000   9400                        (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          9300   9700                        (+2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      9300  10000                        (+7)                                                                           

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6700   7000                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         8300   8600                        (+1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9400  10000                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6300   6700                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4600   4800                        (+2)                                                                           
MIAMI             8600   9000                        (+2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8900   9200                        (+2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8800   9000                        (+3)                                                                           

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, CILANTRO, CABBAGE, KALE, STRAWBERRIES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                               
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6900   7200                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8400   8700                        (+1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9600  10000                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6400   6700                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4700   5000                        (+4)                                                                           
MIAMI             8700   8900                        (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8900   9200                        (+1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8800   9000                        (+1)                                                                           

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, ICEBERG LETTUCE, LETTUCE ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7600   7900                        (+3)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         9100  10000                        (+6)                                                                           
BOSTON            9700  10200                        (+1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           7100   7300                        (+4)                                                                           
DALLAS            5200   5500                        (+4)                                                                           
MIAMI             9700   9900                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          9500   9800                        (+2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      9300  10000                        (+7)                                                                           
SEATTLE           4200   4300                        (+4)                                                                           

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, ICEBERG LETTUCE, LEAF LETTUCE, CELERY AND STRAWBERRIES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                               
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7400   7700                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8900  10000                        (+6)                                                                           
BOSTON            9600  10000                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           6900   7200                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS            5200   5400                        (+4)                                                                           
MIAMI             9300   9500                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          9400   9700                        (+2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      9200  10000                        (+5)                                                                           
SEATTLE           4200   4300                        (+4)                                                                           

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6950   7400            7100   7400 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         8500  10000            8800   9400 (-2)                                                                           
BOSTON            9200  10700            9500  10100 (-2)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6450   6900                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4400   5100            4700   5000 (-3)                                                                           
MIAMI             8600   9200            8700   9100 (-1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8800  10200            9100   9600 (-3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8600  10100            8900   9500 (-2)                                                                           
SEATTLE           3700   4800            4000   4600 (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         3655   4300                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3655   4730                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2365   2795                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1449   2150                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1398   2259                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3655   4730                        (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2516   3655                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4694   5160                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4480   5160                        (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- TOMATOES, MIXED VEGETABLES, MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE - LAST REPORT --                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1300                        (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         2800   3000                        (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            4000   4500                        (-6)                                                                           
CHICAGO           2800   3000                        (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          3500   3800                        (-5)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      3100   3400                        (-3)                                                                           

FLORIDA                                                                                                                             
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA            900   1400            1200   1300 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         1900   3200            2100   2550 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3400   4000            3400   3600 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI              600    700             650    700 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3200   4000            3500   4000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2600   3000            2600   2800 (0)                                                                            

SOUTH CAROLINA                                                                                                                      
-- TOMATOES, MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA                  1200                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         2700   2800                                                                                                       
BOSTON            4400   4700                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           2600   2800                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          3800   4000                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      3500   3800                                                                                                       

SOUTH GEORGIA                                                                                                                       
-- BEANS, CABBAGE, CORN, CUCUMBER, EGGPLANT, MELONS, PEACHES, SQUASH,  PEPPERS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1000   1200                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         2200   2800            2600   2800                                                                                
BOSTON            4000   4700                   4500                                                                                
NEW YORK          3800   4500                   4300                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA      3200   3800            3400   3800                                                                                

VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA                                                                                                            
-- ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA            850   1200            1000   1200 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2400   3200            2500   2800 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3700   4300            3700   4200 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2700   3300            2700   3000 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             1800   2200                        (0)                                                                            

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4250   4675                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5100   5313                   5300 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5525   6200                   5525 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3188   3613                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1488   1913                   1700 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5738   6163                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5313   5738                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4900   5525                   5313 (0)                                                                            

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           2000   2400                   2200 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5000   5500                   5500 (0)                                                                            

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4038   4675            4038   4463 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4250   5100            4250   4888 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4675   5100                   5100 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1913   2338            1913   2125 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2975   3825                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5313   6163                   5950 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4675   5313                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4038   5100            4250   4675 (0)                                                                            

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1600                   1400 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1800   2400            2200   2400 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2200   2500                        (0)                                                                            

NEBRASKA                                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2817   3400                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3375   4463                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4003   4675                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1829   2550                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1712   2125                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1976   2750                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4259   5950                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3582   4675                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3501   4675                        (0)                                                                            

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2800   3500                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         1500   2000            1600   1800 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            1500   2000                   1900 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3500   3750                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          1500   2000                   1800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      1500   2000                   1800 (0)                                                                            

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- WATERMELONS AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5000   5500                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6800   7200                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7800   8500                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4900   5500                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1800   2300                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       3500   4000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6700   7200                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7200   7800                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      7000   7500                        (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           6700   7100                        (0)                                                                            

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES MANGOES ONIONS TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   SHORTAGE --                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5000   5500                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6800   7200                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7800   8500                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4900   5500                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1800   2300                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       3500   4000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6700   7200                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7200   7800                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      7000   7500                        (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           6700   7100                        (0)                                                                            

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5400   6300                   5850 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4800   5000                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4000   4800                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1800   2500                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6300   7900                   7100 (0)                                                                            

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         6900   8100            7000   7400 (+4)                                                                           
BOSTON            7400   8800            7800   8200 (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4200   5000            4500   4800 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4200   4800            4300   4500 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2100   3000            2400   2800 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7100   8400            7400   7800 (+5)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7000   8300            7200   7700 (+6)                                                                           
SEATTLE           1000   1400            1100   1300 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2975   3400            2975   3188 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3400   4463            3613   4000 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO            956   1275             956   1063 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4675   5313                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3400   4675            3800   4200 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            

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

                   2018           2017                                                                                              

              JUN 03-09      JUN 04-10                                                                                              

U.S.             30,832         30,279                                                                                              
IMPORTS          16,904         17,754                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              47,736         48,033                                                                                              

          MAY 27-JUN 02  MAY 28-JUN 03                                                                                              

U.S.             28,462         28,980                                                                                              
IMPORTS          20,387         20,912                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              48,849         49,892                                                                                              

              MAY 20-26      MAY 21-27                                                                                              

U.S.             30,887         33,005                                                                                              
IMPORTS          19,485         18,172                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              50,372         51,177                                                                                              
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