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USDA - AMS: National Truck Rate Report (2021-01-13)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 13, 2021

Truck Rate Report
Washington, DC January 13, 2021
USDA - Specialty Crops Market News

Contact: Francine Vigliotti (202)720-9938
WA_FV190                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY JANUARY 12 2021                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
Rates quoted represent open (spot) market sales that shippers or                                                                    
receivers pay, depending on basis of sale, per load, including                                                                      
brokers' fees for shipments in truck load volume to a single destination.                                                           
Extra charges for delivery to terminal markets, multi-pickup and multi-drop                                                         
shipments are not included unless otherwise stated.  Rates are based on                                                             
the most usual loads in 48-53 foot refrigerated trailers from the origin                                                            
shipping area to the destination receiving city.  The ten cities of                                                                 
destination are Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts;                                                       
Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida;                                                          
New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Seattle, Washington.                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
A shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities: potatoes 
from San Luis Valley Colorado, potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley 
District Idaho. A slight shortage of trucks was reported for the following 
commodities: cucumbers, eggplant, squash, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon 
from Mexico crossings through Nogales, Arizona, onions from Idaho and Malheur 
County Oregon, potatoes from Minnesota-North Dakota Red River Valley, sweet 
potatoes from Eastern North Carolina, potatoes and onions from Columbia Basin 
Washington. Last Report was issued for grapes and apples from San Joaquin 
Valley California. All other districts reported an adequate supply of trucks.

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12 2021                                                                                     
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 12 2021                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY JANUARY 5 2021 SHOWN IN ().                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
In areas where rates are based on package rates, per-load rates were                                                                
derived by multiplying the package rate by the number of packages in                                                                
the most usual load in a 48-53 foot trailer.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    

                WEEKLY  RANGE          TUESDAY  MOSTLY                                                                              

IMPERIAL, PALO VERDE AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA                                              
-- LETTUCE, LEAF LETTUCE, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER AND PEPPERS   ADEQUATE --                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6500   7200                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         7800   8200                        (-2)                                                                           
BOSTON            8500   9100                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           5900   6400                        (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4900   5500                        (-1)                                                                           
MIAMI             8100   8700                        (-2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8000   8700                        (-2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7800   8400                        (-2)                                                                           

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- CUCUMBERS, CORN, EGGPLANT, SQUASH, HONEYDEW AND WATERMELON   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4800   6000            5000   5300 (-10)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         7100   8100            7400   7600 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            8000   9400            8400   8600 (-2)                                                                           
CHICAGO           4300   5400            4600   4900 (-4)                                                                           
DALLAS            2900   3600            3100   3300 (-6)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       1400   1800                   1600 (-16)                                                                          
MIAMI             6300   7400            6600   6800 (-1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7400   8800            7800   8100 (-2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7200   8500            7600   7800 (-1)                                                                           

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6800   7500                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         8100   8500                                                                                                       
BOSTON            8900   9400                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6200   6700                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5200   5800                                                                                                       
MIAMI             8500   9000                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          8600   9000                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8500   8700                                                                                                       

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, STRAWBERRIES, CILANTRO, CABBAGE, ROMAINE, PARSLEY AND KALE   ADEQUATE --                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6800   7400                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE                8500                        (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            8600   9500                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           6300   6600                        (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            5200   5700                        (-1)                                                                           
MIAMI             8400   8900                        (-2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8700   8900                        (-2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8500   8600                        (-2)                                                                           

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                                       
-- GRAPES, APPLES   ADEQUATE - LAST REPORT --                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6400   7100            6500   7000 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         7600   8600            7800   8100 (-2)                                                                           
BOSTON            8500   9100            8500   8900 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           6000   6600            6100   6400 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4600   6000            4900   5300 (-1)                                                                           
MIAMI             7700   8700            8100   8600 (-2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          7900   8700            8000   8300 (0)                                                                            

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER AND CELERY   ADEQUATE --                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7200   7600                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         7200   8600                                                                                                       
BOSTON            9000   9500                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6600   6800                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5400   5900                                                                                                       
MIAMI             8500   9100                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          8600   9100                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8400   8800                                                                                                       

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6500   6900            6500   6800 (-2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         7700   8400            7800   8200 (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            8400   9000            8500   8900 (-1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           5900   6900            6000   6400 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4600   6000            4900   5400 (-2)                                                                           
MIAMI             7800   8800            8100   8500 (-2)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8100   8900            8200   8600 (-1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7900   8800            8000   8400 (-1)                                                                           
SEATTLE           2800   4200            3000   3500 (0)                                                                            

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3010   4100                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4200   4300                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2580   3000                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1505   2800                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1935   2100                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4900   5805                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3870   4300                        (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- VEGETABLES, BERRIES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1100   1300                   1200 (-4)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         2000   2200            2000   2100 (-15)                                                                          
BOSTON            3100   3300                   3200 (-9)                                                                           
CHICAGO           1900   2000                        (-9)                                                                           
NEW YORK          2800   3000                   2800 (-10)                                                                          
PHILADELPHIA      2200   2600            2200   2400 (-19)                                                                          

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4888   6200            5800   5900 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6163   6800                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7013   7225                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3400   4038                   3825 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3600   4800            3825   4038 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1800   2200                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6800   7650                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6000   7225                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6163   6800                        (0)                                                                            

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5738   6375                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6375   7225                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7225   8075                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4250   4675                   4675 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            4250   5100                   4675 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1913   2125                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             7650   8925                   8500 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7225   8075                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6375   7225                        (0)                                                                            

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           2000   2400                   2200 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4000   4200                   4000 (0)                                                                            

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4300   5160            4730   4945 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5160   5590                   5160 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5698   6880                   6020 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2365   2795            2365   2580 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3440   4085            3440   3870 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6020   6450                   6020 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5590   6020                   6020 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5160   5375                   5160 (0)                                                                            

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1600                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1500   2000                   1800 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1600   2000                   1800 (0)                                                                            

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

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4000   5712            4700   5712 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2000   2500                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            2000   2300                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3500   4980            4100   4980 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4200   6500                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2000   2500                        (0)                                                                            

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES MANGOS TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3200   3800            3500   3600 (-20)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         6000   6500            6300   6400 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6800   8000            7200   7300 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3800   4200                        (+5)                                                                           
DALLAS            1500   1800            1600   1700 (-6)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       3000   3600            3100   3200 (-21)                                                                          
MIAMI             4400   5200            4700   4800 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6500   7500            6700   6800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5500   6500            6000   6200 (-7)                                                                           
SEATTLE           6400   6600                        (-5)                                                                           

TEXAS                                                                                                                               
-- WATERMELONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3200   3800            3500   3600 (-20)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         6000   6500            6300   6400 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6800   8000            7200   7300 (-3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3800   4200                        (+5)                                                                           
DALLAS            1500   1800            1600   1700 (-6)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       3000   3600            3100   3200 (-21)                                                                          
MIAMI             4400   5200            4700   4800 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          6500   7500            6700   6800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5500   6500            6000   6200 (-7)                                                                           
SEATTLE           6400   6600                        (-5)                                                                           

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6978   7400                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            5300   6240                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2800   3200                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             8400   8600                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK                 7981                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      7400   7800                        (0)                                                                            

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS.   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7000   8000            7200   7800 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         7600   9000            7800   8400 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            8500   9600            8700   9200 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           5500   6800            5800   6300 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            5600   6900            5800   6300 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2400   3200            2500   2900 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             8600   9400            8800   9300 (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8400   9400            8700   9100 (+1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      7700   9000            7800   8400 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE            900   1300            1000   1150 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3613   4800            3825   4800 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1063   1169                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3400   4038                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4888   5525                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3613   4800            3825   4800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3400   3613                        (0)                                                                            

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

                   2021           2020                                                                                              

              JAN 03-09      JAN 05-11                                                                                              

U.S.             19,681         35,311                                                                                              
IMPORTS          32,885         20,320                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              52,566         55,631                                                                                              

          DEC 27-JAN 02  DEC 29-JAN 04                                                                                              

U.S.             17,509         26,491                                                                                              
IMPORTS          14,182         21,886                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              31,691         48,377                                                                                              

              DEC 20-26      DEC 22-28                                                                                              

U.S.             16,600         20,646                                                                                              
IMPORTS          15,587         16,514                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              32,187         37,160                                                                                              

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