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USDA - AMS: National Truck Rate Report (2021-04-07)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - April 7, 2021

Truck Rate Report
Washington, DC  April 7, 2021
USDA - Specialty Crops Market News

Contact:  Francine Vigliotti (202) 568-0890 

WA_FV190                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY APRIL 6 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: beans, corn, 
cucumbers, eggplant, honeydew, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon from 
Mexico Crossings through Nogales, Arizona, vegetables and berries from 
Central and South Florida, apples from Michigan, potatoes from Minnesota 
North Dakota (Red River Valley). A slight shortage of trucks was reported for 
the following commodities: citrus and avocados from South District 
California, potatoes from San Luis Valley Colorado, potatoes from Florida, 
potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, onions from 
Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, sweet potatoes from Eastern North Carolina, 
limes tomatoes broccoli watermelon mixed fruits and vegetables from Mexico 
Crossings through Texas, potatoes and onions from Columbia Basin Washington, 
apples and pears from Yakima Valley & Wenatchee District Washington, and 
potatoes and onions from Central Wisconsin. All other districts reported an 
adequate supply of trucks.
                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6 2021                                                                                 
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY APRIL 6 2021                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY MARCH 30 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                                              
-- ROMAINE, LEAF LETTUCE, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER AND CELERY   ADEQUATE --                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7000   7900                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         8200   9000                                                                                                       
BOSTON            9000   9900                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6000   6900                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5000   5900                                                                                                       
MIAMI             8500   9200                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          8400   9300                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8200   9100                                                                                                       

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA                                                                                           
-- BEANS, CORN, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT, HONEYDEW, PEPPERS, SQUASH, TOMATOES,WATERMELON   SHORTAGE --                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5100   6200            5400   5600 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         7400   8800            7700   7900 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            8500   9900            8700   9000 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           4200   5400            4700   4900 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3100   4000            3400   3600 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1500   2100                   1800 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6400   7500            6700   7000 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7900   9000            8200   8600 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      7600   8800            8000   8300 (0)                                                                            

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7200   8100                        (-1)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8400   9200                        (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9200  10100                        (-1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6200   7100                        (-1)                                                                           
DALLAS            5200   6100                        (-1)                                                                           
MIAMI             8700   9600                        (-1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8600   9500                        (-1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8400   9300                        (-1)                                                                           

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, STRAWBERRIES, CILANTRO, CABBAGE, ROMAINE, PARSLEY AND KALE   ADEQUATE --                                                 
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7100   8000                        (-1)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8300   9100                        (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9100  10000                        (-1)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6100   7000                        (-1)                                                                           
DALLAS            5100   6000                        (-1)                                                                           
MIAMI             8600   9500                        (-1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8500   9400                        (-1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8300   9200                        (-1)                                                                           

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7400   8300                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         8600   9400                                                                                                       
BOSTON            9400  10300                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6400   7300                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5400   6300                                                                                                       
MIAMI             8900   9800                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          8800   9700                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8600   9500                                                                                                       

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY, LETTUCE, ROMAINE AND LEAF LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7300   8200                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         8500   9300                                                                                                       
BOSTON            9300  10200                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6300   7200                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5300   6200                                                                                                       
MIAMI             7700   9700                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          8700   9600                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8500   9400                                                                                                       

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7100   8000            7400   7800 (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         8400   9200            8500   8900 (+1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9200  10100            9400   9800 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           6400   7200            6500   6900 (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS            4800   5900            5200   5600 (-2)                                                                           
MIAMI             8700   9500            8800   9200 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          8800   9600            8900   9300 (+1)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8600   9400            8700   9100 (+1)                                                                           
SEATTLE           4500   5400            4700   5100 (+1)                                                                           

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3719   3825                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE                4888                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2550   2975                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            1913   2019                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4781   4888                        (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- VEGETABLES, BERRIES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1800   2100                        (-7)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         3500   3700                        (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            4600   4800                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3000   3200                        (+9)                                                                           
NEW YORK          4400   4600                        (+2)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      3800   4000                        (+3)                                                                           

FLORIDA                                                                                                                             
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1400                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            4400   4600                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3300   3500                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI                     650                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4000   4400                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2800   3200                        (0)                                                                            

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4675   5950                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5525   5950                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            6375   7013                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           3825   4250                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3825   4500            3825   4250 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2100   2250                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6800   7225                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5950   7225                   6163 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      5525   5950                        (0)                                                                            

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5950   6375                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6800   7225                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7225   7650                   7650 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           5100   5525                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            5100   5525                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       1913   2550                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             8500   8925                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7650   8500                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6800   7225                        (0)                                                                            

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           2400   2700                   2500 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5000   5500                        (0)                                                                            

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2900   3100                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2900   3000                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1000   1200            1000   1100 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3100   3400            3100   3200 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3400   3600            3500   3600 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3000   3200                        (0)                                                                            

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5053   6450                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         5160   6235            5160   5805 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5805   6773            5805   6020 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2365   2795            2365   2580 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3440   4300            3440   4085 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             6020   6880            6020   6450 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          5375   6020                   5590 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      4945   6020            5160   5590 (0)                                                                            

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1300   1600            1400   1500 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2200   2600                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2400   2700                   2500 (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   5000                   5000 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         2500   2800                   2500 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            2000   3000                   2500 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5000   6000                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2500   3000                   2500 (0)                                                                            

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES TOMATOES BROCCOLI WATERMELON MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3400   3600                        (-1)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         5500   5800            5500   5600 (-9)                                                                           
BOSTON            6600   7000                        (-2)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3800   4200            3900   4000 (-2)                                                                           
DALLAS            1600   1900            1700   1800 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       3000   3400            3100   3200 (-10)                                                                          
MIAMI             4400   5300            4800   4900 (+14)                                                                          
NEW YORK          6400   7200            6800   6900 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6000   6600            6100   6200 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           6000   6400            6100   6200 (-6)                                                                           

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7000   8300                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            5500   6500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2900   3188                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             9000   9500                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          7800   8800                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      7000   7400                        (0)                                                                            

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS.   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7600   8500            7800   8200 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         8200   9200            8500   8900 (-1)                                                                           
BOSTON            9000  10000            9200   9600 (+2)                                                                           
CHICAGO           5700   6900            6000   6400 (+2)                                                                           
DALLAS            5800   6400            5900   6200 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2300   3100            2300   2700 (+6)                                                                           
MIAMI             8800   9800            9200   9600 (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8500   9700            8500   9000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      8300   9300            8400   8800 (+1)                                                                           
SEATTLE            900   1300            1000   1100 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3400   3825                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3400   3825                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3825   4800                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1063   1169                        (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3400   4038                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4675   5525            4888   5475 (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                                                                                              

          MAR 28-APR 03  MAR 29-APR 04                                                                                              

U.S.             22,220         31,070                                                                                              
IMPORTS          27,657         17,678                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              49,877         48,748                                                                                              

              MAR 21-27      MAR 22-28                                                                                              

U.S.             22,054         34,532                                                                                              
IMPORTS          27,712         24,649                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              49,766         59,181                                                                                              

              MAR 14-20      MAR 15-21                                                                                              

U.S.             21,756         36,720                                                                                              
IMPORTS          26,832         24,973                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              48,588         61,693                                                                                              

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