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USDA - AMS: National Truck Rate Report (2019-09-11)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - September 11, 2019

Washington, DC September 11, 2019
USDA Truck Rate Report

WA_FV190   

Provided by: Patty Willkie (202)365-6701      

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 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 slight shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities: 
Melons from Delaware, Maryland, and Eastern Shore Virginia, melons from North 
Carolina, melons from Southwest Indiana and Southeast Illinois, potatoes from 
Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho. All other districts reported 
an adequate supply of trucks. A First Report has been issued for the 
following commodities: onions from Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, and 
apples from New York.

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-10 2019                                                                                   
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2019                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 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           5000   5400                        (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6100   6300                        (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            6800   7000                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4200   4400                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3600   3800                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6700   7200                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6400   6800                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6200   6700                        (+3)                                                                           

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, ICEBERG LETTUCE, ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5400   5700                        (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6500   6800                        (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            7000   7300                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4600   4700                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4000   4400                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             7100   7500                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6800   7300                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6600   7200                        (+3)                                                                           

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- PEACHES, NECTARINES,PLUMS,GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         5900   6600            6100   6300 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3300   4100            3500   3700 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6100   7000            6300   6500 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6100   6600            6200   6500 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           2600   3600            3100   3300 (0)                                                                            

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- WATERMELONS, HONEYDEWS, CANTALOUPS, BELL PEPPERS AND CORN   ADEQUATE --                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5000   5200                        (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6100   6300                        (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            6600   7000                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4200   4400                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3600   3800                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6700   7200                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6400   6800                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6200   6700                        (+3)                                                                           

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, LETTUCE, ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE AND CELERY   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5400   5600                        (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6500   6600                        (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            7000   7200                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4500   4700                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4000   4200                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             7100   7300                        (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6800   7100                        (+3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6600   6900                        (+3)                                                                           

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4600   5500            5100   5500 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5900   6700            6200   6600 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6600   7300            6800   7200 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4100   4900            4400   4800 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3200   3900            3400   3800 (-5)                                                                           
MIAMI             6150   7000            6400   6800 (-1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6300   6800            6400   6800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6100   6700            6200   6600 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           2600   3700            3200   3600 (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2881   3314                   3225 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4145   4515            4250   4300 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4515   4919                   4515 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1935   2150                   1935 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1613   1930            1720   1930 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1720   1935                   1828 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4250   4945                   4515 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4300   4480                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4085   4515            4255   4515 (0)                                                                            

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA                                                                                       
-- MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1700   1800                        (-8)                                                                           
BALTIMORE          900    950                    950 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON                   1800                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1300   1350                   1350 (-4)                                                                           
NEW YORK                 1400                        (-7)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      1000   1100                   1100 (0)                                                                            

NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                                      
-- MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA                  1100                        (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE                1200                        (-4)                                                                           
BOSTON                   2200                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO                  1400                        (-7)                                                                           
NEW YORK                 1800                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      1300   1400                        (-10)                                                                          

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS                                                                                            
-- MELONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO            900   1000                   1000 (-9)                                                                           

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4463   4675                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         5100   5525                                                                                                       
BOSTON            5525   5950                   5525                                                                                
CHICAGO           3188   3613                                                                                                       
DALLAS            3400   3825                                                                                                       
LOS ANGELES       1700   2200                                                                                                       
MIAMI             5525   6163                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          5100   5525                   5525                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA      5100   5313                                                                                                       

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4250   4463                        (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         4888   5500                   5100 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5100   5525                        (-11)                                                                          
CHICAGO           2975   3400                   3188 (-6)                                                                           
DALLAS            3188   3500                        (-2)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       1594   2200            1800   2000 (+5)                                                                           
MIAMI             5200   6163                   5950 (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          5100   5525                        (-6)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      4800   5313                   5100 (-4)                                                                           

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- CUCUMBERS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2400   2600            2500   2600 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2600   2800                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO            900   1200             900   1000 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2600   3000            2700   2800 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          2700   3000            2800   2900 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2600   2900            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   2500                   2000 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3000   3500                   3000 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO                  3000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI                    2500                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK                 2500                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA             2250                        (0)                                                                            

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1800   1900                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE                1500                                                                                                       
BOSTON            1500   2000                                                                                                       
MIAMI             3000   3500                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          1200   2000            1500   1900                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA      1300   1500                                                                                                       

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2300   2400                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3800   4000                        (+3)                                                                           
BOSTON            4400   4800            4600   4800 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2600   3000                   2800 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1100   1500                   1300 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2000   2600            2300   2500 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3000   3200                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4300   4600                   4500 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3400   4200            3800   4000 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           4600   5000                   4800 (0)                                                                            

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5525   5700                        (-7)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4250   4500                        (-22)                                                                          
DALLAS            4200   4500                   4400 (+1)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       1800   2125                        (-2)                                                                           

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES, PEARS, PEACHES, NECTARINES.   ADEQUATE --                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5400   6400            5600   6000 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5800   6600            6000   6400 (-2)                                                                           
BOSTON            6600   7200            6600   6900 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4100   4700            4300   4600 (-4)                                                                           
DALLAS            4000   4600            4000   4400 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1900   2300            1900   2100 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6300   6800            6500   6700 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6000   6800            6200   6500 (-1)                                                                           
SEATTLE            950   1400            1000   1200 (0)                                                                            

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

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

                   2019           2018                                                                                              

              SEP 01-07      SEP 02-08                                                                                              

U.S.             24,984         27,566                                                                                              
IMPORTS          11,801         13,496                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              36,785         41,062                                                                                              

              AUG 25-31  AUG 26-SEP 01                                                                                              

U.S.             28,747         30,884                                                                                              
IMPORTS          14,156         13,709                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              42,903         44,593                                                                                              

              AUG 18-24      AUG 19-25                                                                                              

U.S.             27,672         31,691                                                                                              
IMPORTS          13,602         15,027                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              41,274         46,718                                                                                              

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