National Truck Rate Report
Washington, DC August 14, 2019
USDA Truck Rate Report

WA_FV190   

Provide by: Patty Willkie (202)365-6701                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
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 melons from Southwest Indiana and 
Southeast Illinois. A slight shortage of trucks was reported for the 
following commodities: melons from Delaware Maryland and Eastern Shore 
Virginia. A slight surplus of trucks was reported for the following 
commodities: onions from Vidalia District Georgia and onions from Southern 
New Mexico. A surplus of trucks was reported for the following commodities: 
onions, cabbage, oranges and grapefruit from Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, 
limes, tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruits and vegetables from Mexico crossings 
through Texas. All other districts reported an adequate supply of trucks. 


FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13 2019                                                                                      
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY AUGUST 6 2019 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                                                                              

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5500   5800                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6500   6600                        (+3)                                                                           
BOSTON            7100   7600                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4600   4900                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS                   4400                        (+2)                                                                           
MIAMI             6500   6900                        (+2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7000   7200                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6500   7100                        (+3)                                                                           

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, ICEBERG LETTUCE, ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6100   6200                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE                6900                        (+3)                                                                           
BOSTON            7600   8100                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4800   5300                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS                   5000                        (+2)                                                                           
MIAMI             7200   7600                        (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7400   7800                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7200   7700                        (+3)                                                                           

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         5313   5780                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5950   6630                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES        950   1200                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5300   5525                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5313   5950                        (0)                                                                            

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- PEACHES, NECTARINES,PLUMS,GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         6300   7300            6500   6800 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3500   4400            3800   4000 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6400   7500            6900   7000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6300   7200            7000   7200 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           2600   3700                        (0)                                                                            

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- WATERMELONS, HONEYDEWS, CANTALOUPS, BELL PEPPERS AND CORN   ADEQUATE --                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5700   5800                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6600   6700                        (+3)                                                                           
BOSTON            7100   7700                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4800   5000                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS                   4100                        (+3)                                                                           
MIAMI             6800   7000                        (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7000   7300                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6600   7200                        (+3)                                                                           

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, LETTUCE, ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE AND CELERY   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5800   6000                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6700   6900                        (+3)                                                                           
BOSTON            7500   7900                        (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4800   5200                        (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS                   4800                        (+2)                                                                           
MIAMI             7100   7200                        (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7400   7500                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7000   7400                        (+3)                                                                           

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4900   5700            5200   5600 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6000   6900            6300   6700 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6800   7500            7000   7400 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4500   4900            4500   4800 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            3300   4100            3600   4000 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6200   7100            6500   6900 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6300   7100            6600   7000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6100   7000            6500   6900 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           2600   3700            3200   3600 (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2881   3314                   3225 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4145   4515                   4300 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4515   4919                   4515 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1935   2150                   1935 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1613   1935            1720   1935 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1720   1935            1828   1935 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4300   4945                   4515 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4300   4480                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4085   4515            4255   4515 (0)                                                                            

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA                                                                                       
-- MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1600   1700                        (-8)                                                                           
BALTIMORE          800    900                        (-6)                                                                           
BOSTON            1700   1800                        (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           1300   1400                        (-4)                                                                           
NEW YORK          1300   1400                        (-4)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA       900   1000                        (-5)                                                                           

NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                                      
-- MELONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1000   1100                        (-5)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         1300   1400                   1300 (-4)                                                                           
BOSTON            1900   2200                   1900 (-12)                                                                          
CHICAGO           1500   1600                   1600 (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          1900   2100                   2000 (-2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      1400   1600            1400   1500 (-6)                                                                           

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS                                                                                            
-- MELONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           1000   1200            1000   1100 (-13)                                                                          

VIDALIA DISTRICT GEORGIA                                                                                                            
-- ONIONS   SLIGHT SURPLUS --                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA            900   1000                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2200   2850                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3200   4200            3200   3500 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2300   2500                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2350   2600                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       3400   3700                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             1700   2350                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3200   3400                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2300   2850                        (0)                                                                            

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4250   5000                   4463 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4888   5500                   5100 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5525   6163                   5950 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2975   3613                   3400 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3188   3613                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1700   1913                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5950   6375                   6163 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5313   6000                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5100   5500                   5313 (0)                                                                            

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- CUCUMBERS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2200   2600                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2400   2800            2600   2800 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO            800   1000             900   1000 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2500   3000                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          2600   3000                   2800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2400   2800            2600   2800 (0)                                                                            

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1400                   1400 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1800   2200                   2200 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2200   2400                   2300 (0)                                                                            

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                              
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA                  2500                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE                2000                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3000   3500                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO                  3000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI                    2500                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK                 2500                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA             2250                        (0)                                                                            

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO                                                                                                                 
-- ONIONS   SLIGHT SURPLUS --                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2763   3825                   3825 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4250   4880                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4675   5100                   5100 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2975   3613                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1700   2125                   2125 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK                 5100                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4250   4880                        (0)                                                                            

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- ONIONS CABBAGE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT   SURPLUS --                                                                               
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2300   2600                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3800   4000                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4800   4900                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2900   3000                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1200   1500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2300   2400                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3000   3300                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4500   4600                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4000   4400                        (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE                  4800                        (0)                                                                            

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   SURPLUS --                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2300   2600                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3800   4000                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4800   4900                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2900   3000                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1200   1500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2300   2400                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3000   3300                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4500   4600                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4000   4400                        (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE                  4800                        (0)                                                                            

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5738   6300                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           5200   5950                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4200   4500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1913   2125                   2000 (0)                                                                            

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES, PEACHES, NECTARINES.   ADEQUATE --                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5300   6300            5700   6100 (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         5900   6900            6100   6500 (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            6600   7400            6600   6900 (+1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4100   5000            4500   4900 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3900   4600            4000   4400 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1900   2300            1900   2100 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6300   7100            6500   6800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6000   7000            6300   6500 (+2)                                                                           
SEATTLE            950   1400            1000   1200 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2763   3000                        (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         3188   3400                        (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            3613   4000                        (-5)                                                                           
CHICAGO           1000   1200                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS                   3000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4250   4800                        (-6)                                                                           
NEW YORK                 4000                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3188   3400                        (-3)                                                                           

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

                   2019           2018                                                                                              

              AUG 04-10      AUG 05-11                                                                                              

U.S.             27,881         32,792                                                                                              
IMPORTS          10,953         17,396                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              38,834         50,188                                                                                              

          JUL 28-AUG 03  JUL 29-AUG 04                                                                                              

U.S.             28,240         32,301                                                                                              
IMPORTS          14,570         16,952                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              42,810         49,253                                                                                              

              JUL 21-27      JUL 22-28                                                                                              

U.S.             29,297         31,894                                                                                              
IMPORTS          15,669         14,590                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              44,966         46,484