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USDA - AMS: National Truck Rate Report (2019-10-09)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - October 9, 2019

Washington, DC October 9, 2019
USDA Truck Rate Report

WA_FV190   

Provided by: Patty Willkie (202)365-6701                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 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: sweet 
potatoes from Eastern North Carolina. All other districts reported an 
adequate supply of trucks. A First Report was issued for the following 
commodities: mixed vegetables and melons for Mexico Crossings through Nogales 
Arizona, and sweet potatoes from Louisiana.

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8 2019                                                                                      
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 2019                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 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                                                                              

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- MIXED VEGETABLES AND MELONS   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
LOS ANGELES        900   1000                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          5000   5100                                                                                                       

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4700   5300                   4900 (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         5700   6500            6000   6200 (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            6500   7100                   6800 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4400   4900            4500   4600 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            3100   3900            3300   3500 (-3)                                                                           
MIAMI             6000   6800            6200   6400 (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6100   6700                   6400 (-3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      5900   6600            6200   6300 (-3)                                                                           

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, ICEBERG LETTUCE, ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5100   5700                   5300 (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6100   6900            6400   6600 (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            6900   7500                   7200 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4800   5300            4900   5000 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            3500   4300            3700   3900 (-3)                                                                           
MIAMI             6400   7200            6600   6800 (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6500   7100                   6800 (-3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6300   7000            6600   6700 (-3)                                                                           

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- PEACHES, NECTARINES,PLUMS,GRAPES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         6000   6600            6200   6300 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3300   3800            3500   3600 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6200   7000            6400   6500 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6200   6600            6300   6500 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           2700   3600            3200   3300 (0)                                                                            

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- WATERMELONS, HONEYDEWS, CANTALOUPS, BELL PEPPERS AND CORN   ADEQUATE --                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4900   5500                   5100 (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         5900   6700            6200   6400 (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            6700   7300                   7000 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4600   5100            4700   4800 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            3300   4100            3500   3700 (-3)                                                                           
MIAMI             6200   7000            6400   6600 (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6300   6900                   6600 (-3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6100   6800            6400   6500 (-3)                                                                           

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, STRAWBERRIES, CAULIFLOWER, LETTUCE, ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE AND CELERY   ADEQUATE --                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5000   5600                   5200 (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6000   6800            6300   6500 (-3)                                                                           
BOSTON            6800   7400                   7100 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4700   5200            4800   4900 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            3400   4200            3600   3800 (-3)                                                                           
MIAMI             6300   7100            6500   6700 (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6400   7000                   6700 (-3)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6200   6900            6500   6600 (-3)                                                                           

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4500   5400            4800   5200 (-3)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         5700   6700            6000   6400 (-2)                                                                           
BOSTON            6400   7200            6700   7100 (-1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3900   4800            4300   4700 (-1)                                                                           
DALLAS            3100   3800            3200   3600 (-4)                                                                           
MIAMI             6200   7000            6300   6700 (-2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          6200   6800            6300   6700 (-1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      6000   6700            6100   6500 (-2)                                                                           
SEATTLE           2900   3700            3200   3500 (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3000   3665                   3548 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4300   4408                   4300 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON                   4515                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1935   2150                   2150 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1613   1828                   1828 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1828   1935                   1828 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI                    4300                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4623   4730                   4730 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4085   4515                   4300 (0)                                                                            

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4463   4675                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5100   5525                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5525   5950                   5525 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3188   3613                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3400   3825                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1700   2200                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5525   6163                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5100   5525                   5525 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5100   5313                        (0)                                                                            

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

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE - FIRST REPORT --                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           1800   2200                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          3400   3800                   3500                                                                                

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2700   3000            2800   3000 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2700   2900            2700   2800 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1000   1200            1000   1100 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2900   3200                   3000 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          2900   3100                   3000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2800   3000                        (0)                                                                            

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1400                        (-7)                                                                           
CHICAGO           1500   1800                        (-25)                                                                          
DALLAS            1600   1800                        (-26)                                                                          

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA                                                                                                              
-- SWEET POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
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 --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1800   1900                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE                1500                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            1500   2000                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3000   3500                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          1200   2000            1500   1900 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      1300   1500                        (0)                                                                            

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2300   2400                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3800   4000                        (0)                                                                            
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                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4250   4500                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4200   4500                   4400 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1800   2125                        (0)                                                                            

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5300   6400            5900   6300 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5800   6700            6200   6600 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6600   7200            6800   7100 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4200   4900            4500   4700 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3900   4800            4200   4600 (+4)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       1900   2300            2100   2300 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6400   7000            6600   7000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6000   6800            6400   6700 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE            950   1400            1000   1200 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   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 29-OCT 05  SEP 30-OCT 06                                                                                              

U.S.             23,320         27,777                                                                                              
IMPORTS          12,635         15,340                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              35,955         43,117                                                                                              

              SEP 22-28      SEP 23-29                                                                                              

U.S.             24,668         26,974                                                                                              
IMPORTS          16,309         16,835                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              40,977         43,809                                                                                              

              SEP 15-21      SEP 16-22                                                                                              

U.S.             25,789         28,676                                                                                              
IMPORTS          12,879         14,056                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              38,668         42,732                                                                                              

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