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  September 20, 2017
USDA Truck Rate Report
WA_FV190              
                                                                                                              
Provided by: Patty Willkie  Phone: 202-205-9690                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 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: potatoes 
from San Luis Valley Colorado, onions from Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, 
potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, apples and 
cucumbers from Michigan, potatoes from Big Lake and Central Minnesota, 
potatoes from Minnesota-North Dakota (Red River Valley), potatoes from 
Nebraska, apples from New York, potatoes and onions from Columbia Basin 
Washington, and potatoes from Central Wisconsin. A slight shortage of 
trucks was reported for the following commodities: apples from Michigan 
and sweet potatoes from Eastern North Carolina. All other districts reported 
an adequate supply of trucks. A First Report was issued for the following 
commodities: potatoes from San Luis Valley Colorado, apples from Michigan, 
potatoes from Minnesota-North Dakota (Red River Valley), and potatoes from 
Nebraska. A Last Report was issued for potatoes from Big Lake and Central 
Minnesota.
                                                                                                                                    

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19 2017                                                                                  
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2017                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 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                                                                                 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- MANGOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          4000  4600                 4500 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           2800  3200                      (+2)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      1000  1300                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5700  6000                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         6000  6800           6600  6800 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     5800  6300           6000  6200 (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                         
-- TOMATOES, ROMA TOMATOES, CORN, ARTICHOKES   ADEQUATE --                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5200  5500                      (-2)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6000  6500                      (-2)                                                                               
BOSTON           7000  7300                      (-1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4700  4900           4800  4900 (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           3600  4000           3600  3800 (-3)                                                                               
MIAMI            6200  6600                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6600  6800                      (-1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6500  6700                      (0)                                                                                
SEATTLE          2700  2900                      (0)                                                                                

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5000  5400           5000  5200 (-4)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6100  6400                      (-2)                                                                               
BOSTON           6900  7100                      (-1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4600  4800                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3600  3800                      (-1)                                                                               
MIAMI            6200  6400                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6400  6800                      (-2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6200  6600                      (-2)                                                                               

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CILANTRO, CABBAGE, KALE, PARSLEY   ADEQUATE --                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5100  5400                      (-3)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6200  6500                      (-1)                                                                               
BOSTON           7000  7200                      (-1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4600  4700                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3700  3900                      (-1)                                                                               
MIAMI            6300  6500                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6500  6800                      (-2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6300  6600                      (-1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          3000  3400                      (0)                                                                                

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, LETTUCE, LETTUCE ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5500  5700                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        6500  6800                      (-1)                                                                               
BOSTON           7200  7500                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4800  5000                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4100  4300                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            6800  7000                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6800  7100                      (-1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6700  7100                      (-1)                                                                               

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- PEACHES, PLUMS,NECTARINES, APPLES AND GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5000  5600           5100  5300 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        6000  6600           6200  6400 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4500  5000           4700  4900 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3900  4200           4000  4100 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            6500  7000           6600  6800 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     6200  6700           6200  6500 (0)                                                                                

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, STRAWBERRIES, LETTUCE, LETTUCE ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                        
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5300  5500                      (-4)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        6400  6600                      (-2)                                                                               
BOSTON           7100  7400                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4700  5000                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4000  4200                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            6500  6700                                                                                                         
NEW YORK         6800  7000                      (-1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6600  6800                      (-1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          2800  3100                      (0)                                                                                

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5000  5500           5200  5400 (+3)                                                                               
BOSTON           6800  7300           6900  7100 (+2)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4500  5000           4600  4800 (+3)                                                                               
DALLAS           3600  4000           3700  3900 (+3)                                                                               
MIAMI            6400  7100           6600  6900 (+2)                                                                               
NEW YORK         6500  7100           6600  6900 (+3)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     6000  6800           6300  6600 (+1)                                                                               

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2600  3440                 2963                                                                                    
BALTIMORE        3600  5375                 4393                                                                                    
BOSTON           4200  5000                 4667                                                                                    
CHICAGO          2100  2365                 2241                                                                                    
DALLAS           1365  1720                 1566                                                                                    
LOS ANGELES      1350  2043                 1708                                                                                    
MIAMI            4730  6020                 5250                                                                                    
PHILADELPHIA           4085                                                                                                         

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          4888  5525                 5100 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        5100  5738                 5525 (+4)                                                                               
BOSTON           5525  5950                 5950 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          3400  4038                 3825 (+6)                                                                               
DALLAS           3400  3825                 3825 (+6)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      1700  1913                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5950  6588           6375  6588 (+2)                                                                               
NEW YORK         5313  5738                 5525 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     5100  5525                 5313 (+2)                                                                               

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3825  4463                 4250 (+5)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        4600  5100                 4888 (+3)                                                                               
BOSTON           4800  5313                 5100 (+3)                                                                               
CHICAGO          2975  3188                      (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           2975  3188                      (+1)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      1488  1700                      (+3)                                                                               
MIAMI            5313  5738                      (+2)                                                                               
NEW YORK         5000  5313                      (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     4675  5100                      (+2)                                                                               

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON           3600  4000           3700  3800                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1000  1200                                                                                                         

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2500  3000           2700  3000                                                                                    
MIAMI            4500  5000           4800  5000                                                                                    

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
PHILADELPHIA     3000  3200                                                                                                         

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- CUCUMBERS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           900  1100                 1000 (0)                                                                                

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- CUCUMBERS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3200  3600                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3300  3700           3400  3500 (+6)                                                                               
DALLAS           3400  3800                      (+11)                                                                              
PHILADELPHIA     2700  3000           2800  2900 (0)                                                                                

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA                                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE - LAST REPORT --                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3010  3440                 3198 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        3655  3870                 3763 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3655  4300                 3995 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1183  1935                 1613 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           2580  2795                 2652 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4300  4945                 4658 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3763  4300                 4166 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     3655  3870                 3763 (0)                                                                                

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3225  4085                 3763                                                                                    
BALTIMORE        3655  3870                 3816                                                                                    
BOSTON           3870  4515                 4257                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1505  2150                 1904                                                                                    
DALLAS           2580  3225                 2903                                                                                    
MIAMI            4730  6020                 5344                                                                                    
NEW YORK         3870  4730                 4443                                                                                    
PHILADELPHIA     3440  4300                 3827                                                                                    

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          1100  1400           1100  1200 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1300  1500                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1400  1600                 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               2500                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA           2000                      (0)                                                                                

NEBRASKA                                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2869  3400                 3081                                                                                    
BALTIMORE        4463  4888                 4676                                                                                    
BOSTON           4463  5525                 4994                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1913  2125                 2019                                                                                    
DALLAS           1488  2231                 1859                                                                                    
MIAMI            4675  5950                 5313                                                                                    
NEW YORK               4675                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     3613  3931                 3790                                                                                    

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          1800  2500                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        1250  1400                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           1200  1400                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1000  2000                 1500 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            2800  3200                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK               1400                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     1150  1200                      (0)                                                                                

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- CABBAGE AND BEANS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
NEW YORK          900  1100                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA      700   900                      (0)                                                                                

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES, MANGOES, BROCCOLI, TOMATOES, CARROTS, MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2300  2800           2300  2500 (-8)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        3200  3900           3400  3700 (-3)                                                                               
BOSTON           4300  5000           4500  4700 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          2400  2800           2500  2600 (-2)                                                                               
DALLAS           1000  1400           1100  1200 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2300  3000           2600  2800 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            3600  4000           3600  3900 (+3)                                                                               
NEW YORK         3800  4600           3900  4200 (-2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     3600  4100           3600  3800 (-4)                                                                               
SEATTLE          4700  5200           4800  5000 (-1)                                                                               

TEXAS                                                                                                                               
-- WATERMELONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                               
ATLANTA          2300  2800           2300  2500 (-8)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        3200  3900           3400  3700 (-3)                                                                               
BOSTON           4300  5000           4500  4700 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          2400  2800           2500  2600 (-2)                                                                               
DALLAS           1000  1400           1100  1200 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2300  3000           2600  2800 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            3600  4000           3600  3900 (+3)                                                                               
NEW YORK         3800  4600           3900  4200 (-2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     3600  4100           3600  3800 (-4)                                                                               
SEATTLE          4700  5200           4800  5000 (-1)                                                                               

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5100  5838           5525  5738 (+2)                                                                               
CHICAGO          4250  4675                 4463 (+8)                                                                               
DALLAS           4463  4888                      (+1)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      1913  2338                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5950  6800                 6375 (+2)                                                                               

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON           6700  7300                 7000 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4700  5000                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4800  5200                      (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2100  2500           2100  2300 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            7000  7500           7400  7500 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         6500  7100           6700  6900 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     6500  6900           6600  6800 (+2)                                                                               
SEATTLE           900  1100                      (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2500  2763           2600  2763                                                                                    
BALTIMORE        2975  3188           3000  3188                                                                                    
BOSTON           3188  4000           3400  4000                                                                                    
CHICAGO           956  1175                                                                                                         
MIAMI            4400  5000           4675  5000                                                                                    
NEW YORK         3188  3700                                                                                                         
PHILADELPHIA     2975  3188           3000  3188                                                                                    

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

                   2017           2016                                                                                              

              SEP 10-16      SEP 11-17                                                                                              

U.S.             26,317         28,080                                                                                              
IMPORTS          12,593         14,014                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              38,910         42,094                                                                                              

              SEP 03-09      SEP 04-10                                                                                              

U.S.             24,607         25,910                                                                                              
IMPORTS          13,045         13,017                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              37,652         38,927                                                                                              

          AUG 27-SEP 02  AUG 28-SEP 03                                                                                              

U.S.             29,710         29,647                                                                                              
IMPORTS          14,372         15,672                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              44,082         45,319                                                                                              
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