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  January 17, 2018
USDA Truck Rate Report

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

WA_FV190                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY JANUARY 16 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: iceberg 
lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, romaine and leaf lettuce from Imperial, Palo 
Verde and Coachella Valleys, California and Central and Western Arizona, 
squash, cucumber, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and mixed vegetables from 
Mexico Crossings through Nogales Arizona, carrots and grapes from Kern 
District California, celery, cilantro cabbage, kale, parsley, Romaine 
lettuce, and leaf lettuce from Oxnard District California, tomatoes, kiwi 
from San Joaquin Valley California, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and 
strawberries from Santa Maria 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), potatoes from Nebraska, cabbage from New York, 
potatoes and onions from Columbia Basin Washington, limes, mangos, broccoli, 
tomatoes, carrots, mixed fruits and vegetables from Mexico Crossings through 
Texas, apples and pears from Yakima and Wenatchee District Washington, 
potatoes and onions from Central Wisconsin. A slight shortage of trucks was 
reported for the following commodities: citrus and avocadoes from South 
District California, potatoes from Aroostook County Maine, apples from 
Michigan, and apples from New York. All other districts reported an adequate 
supply of trucks. 

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 10-16 2018                                                                                    
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 16 2018                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY JANUARY 9 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                                                                                 

IMPERIAL, PALO VERDE AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA                                              
-- ICEBERG LETTUCE, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, LETTUCE ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   SHORTAGE --                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6500  7400           6600  6900 (+1)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        8400  9600           8600  8900 (+1)                                                                               
BOSTON           9000  10200          9200  9500 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          6000  6800           6000  6500 (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           4800  5200           4800  5100 (+1)                                                                               
MIAMI            8200  9100           8200  8700 (+1)                                                                               
NEW YORK         8800  10000          9000  9300 (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     8600  9800           8800  9100 (+1)                                                                               

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- TOMATO, SQUASH, CUCUMBER, HONEYDEW, WATERMELON AND MIXED VEGETABLES   SHORTAGE --                                                
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          4400  6800           5800  6200 (+10)                                                                              
DALLAS           2500  3800           3500  3700 (-1)                                                                               
LOS ANGELES      1800  2400           1800  2000 (+6)                                                                               
MIAMI            5700  7000           5900  6300 (-8)                                                                               
NEW YORK         6100  8200           7800  8000 (-14)                                                                              
PHILADELPHIA     8000  9500           8600  9000 (-4)                                                                               

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6600  7500           6700  7000 (+1)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        8500  9700           8700  9000 (+1)                                                                               
BOSTON           9100  10300          9300  9600 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          6100  6900           6100  6600 (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           4900  5300           4900  5200 (+1)                                                                               
MIAMI            8300  9200           8300  8800 (+1)                                                                               
NEW YORK         8900  10100          9100  9400 (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     8700  9900           8900  9200 (+1)                                                                               

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, CILANTRO, CABBAGE, KALE, PARSLEY, LETTUCE ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE   SHORTAGE --                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6700  7600           6800  7100 (+1)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        8600  9700           8800  9100 (+1)                                                                               
BOSTON           9200  10300          9400  9700 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          6100  7000           6100  6700 (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           5000  5400           5000  5300 (+1)                                                                               
MIAMI            8400  9300           8400  8900 (+1)                                                                               
NEW YORK         9000  10100          9200  9500 (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     8800  9900           9000  9300 (+1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          3500  4300           3800  4300 (+1)                                                                               

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- KIWI   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6400  6800           6400  6600 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        8300  8600           8300  8500 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          5600  6200           5900  6100 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4200  4600           4400  4600 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            7800  8600           8100  8300 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     7800  8500           8000  8300 (0)                                                                                

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY AND STRAWBERRIES   SHORTAGE --                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6900  7800           7000  7300 (+1)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        8800  9900           9000  9300 (+1)                                                                               
BOSTON           9400  10500          9600  9900 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          6300  7100           6300  6800 (+1)                                                                               
DALLAS           5100  5500           5100  5400 (+1)                                                                               
MIAMI            8600  9500           8600  9100 (+1)                                                                               
NEW YORK         9200  10300          9400  9700 (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     9000  10000          9200  9500 (+1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          3400  4100           3600  3900 (+1)                                                                               

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6100  7000           6400  6800 (-2)                                                                               
BOSTON           8300  9200           8700  9100 (+1)                                                                               
CHICAGO          5600  6400           6000  6300 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4200  5000           4600  4800 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            7900  8800           8300  8600 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         8100  9100           8400  8800 (-2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     7900  8900           8200  8600 (-3)                                                                               
SEATTLE          3400  4000           3700  3900 (-3)                                                                               

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2800  5156                 4158 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        4145  6447                 5533 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           4900  7651                 6852 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          2365  4267                 3220 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1720  2534                 2093 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2000  3514                 2485 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4730  7448                 6022 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4750  6969                 5926 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     4255  6619                 5777 (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- TOMATOES, MIXED VEGETABLES, BERRIES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA                1200                      (+4)                                                                               
BALTIMORE        2600  3000           2700  2900 (+30)                                                                              
BOSTON           3800  4000                      (+15)                                                                              
CHICAGO          2880  3000                      (+28)                                                                              
NEW YORK         3500  3800                      (+20)                                                                              
PHILADELPHIA     2900  3400           3100  3300 (+23)                                                                              

SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                                       
-- MELONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          1500  1600                      (+7)                                                                               
BOSTON           3400  4400           3600  4200 (+5)                                                                               
CHICAGO          2400  2600                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3400  4000           3400  3600 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     2500  3000                      (0)                                                                                

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6800  7650                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        6800  7650                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           8075  8500                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4250  5100                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           4250  5100                      (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2125  2550                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            9350  10200                     (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         7650  8500                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     7225  8500                 7650 (0)                                                                                

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          5313  7300                 6008 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        5950  7225                 6415 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           6500  7650                 7088 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          3188  3825                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3188  4400                 3898 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      1594  2338                 2046 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            6800  8925                 7720 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         6375  7650                 7013 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     5950  7800                 7013 (0)                                                                                

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO          1800  2000                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         5300  5500                 5500 (+41)                                                                              

AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE                                                                                                              
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3400  3600                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           1700  1850                 1800 (+11)                                                                              
NEW YORK         2000  2350                 2200 (+7)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     2200  2500           2300  2400 (0)                                                                                

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2800  3200                 3000 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3800  4200           4000  4200 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1100  1300                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           3500  3800                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4800  5100                 5000 (+1)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     3000  3300                      (0)                                                                                

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          4000  4463                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        4569  5100                      (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           4250  5500                 5100 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1913  2125                 1913 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           2975  3825                 3613 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            5525  6375                      (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4675  5950                      (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     3825  5000                      (0)                                                                                

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          1200  1400                 1400 (+8)                                                                               
CHICAGO          1800  2100           2000  2100 (+5)                                                                               
DALLAS           1800  2100                 2000 (+3)                                                                               

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                              
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
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          3000  4069                 3504 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        4038  4875                 4689 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           4448  5950                 5277 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          2200  2975                 2577 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           1700  2763                 2184 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4675  6375                 5758 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         4038  5174                 4975 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     4038  5057                 4450 (0)                                                                                

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          2500  3800           3175  3400 (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        1500  1800           1500  1650 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           1500  1900                 1700 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            3400  6000           4300  4900 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         1200  1900           1625  1700 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA           1500                      (0)                                                                                

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- CABBAGE   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
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          4000  4700                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        6800  7200           6800  7000 (+5)                                                                               
BOSTON           8700  9000                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          4000  5000           4500  4800 (-3)                                                                               
DALLAS           1800  2100                      (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      4700  5000                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4800  5500           5000  5200 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         8500  9200           8800  9000 (+2)                                                                               
PHILADELPHIA     7500  9000           8300  8800 (-1)                                                                               
SEATTLE          8800  9000                      (0)                                                                                

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          6700  7500                      (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          5900  6375                      (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           5600  6000                      (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      2550  3400           2700  2800 (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            9000  10000                     (0)                                                                                

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON           8500  10400          8600  9000 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          5300  6200           5700  6000 (0)                                                                                
DALLAS           5700  6700           5800  6200 (0)                                                                                
LOS ANGELES      3600  4200           3600  3900 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         8400  10200          8500  8900 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     8100  10000          8300  8700 (0)                                                                                
SEATTLE           900  1200            900  1100 (0)                                                                                

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA          3300  3400                      (0)                                                                                
BALTIMORE        2975  3400           3200  3300 (0)                                                                                
BOSTON           3400  4000           3800  4000 (0)                                                                                
CHICAGO          1063  1200                      (0)                                                                                
MIAMI            4675  5100           4800  5000 (0)                                                                                
NEW YORK         3400  4400           3800  4200 (0)                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA     2975  3400           3200  3400 (0)                                                                                

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

                   2018           2017                                                                                              

              JAN 07-13      JAN 08-14                                                                                              

U.S.             21,392         23,510                                                                                              
IMPORTS          20,870         22,598                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              42,262         46,108                                                                                              

          DEC 31-JAN 06      JAN 01-07                                                                                              

U.S.             18,786         21,551                                                                                              
IMPORTS          15,037         19,368                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              33,823         40,919                                                                                              

              DEC 24-30      DEC 25-31                                                                                              

U.S.             18,069         19,565                                                                                              
IMPORTS          17,251         20,586                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              35,320         40,151                                                                                              
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