National Truck Rate Report
Washington, DC November 21, 2018
USDA Truck Rate Report

WA_FV190 

Provided by: Francine Viglotti   Phone: 202-720-2175                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRUCK RATE REPORT, WEEK ENDING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 2018                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
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: 
Iceberg lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, leaf lettuce from Western Arizona,  
carrots and grapes from Kern District California, celery, strawberries,  
cilantro, kale and parsley from Oxnard District California, broccoli, 
cauliflower, celery and leaf lettuce from Salinas-Watsonville California, 
broccoli, cauliflower, celery and strawberries from Santa Maria California, 
tomatoes, mixed vegetables and berries from Central and South Florida. 
A shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities: citrus and 
avocadoes from South District California, onions from Idaho and Malheur 
County Oregon, potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, 
potatoes and onions from Columbia Basin Washington, apples and pears from 
Yakima Valley and Wenatchee District Washington. All other districts reported 
an adequate supply of trucks. A First Report was issued for the following 
commodities: Iceberg lettuce, broccoli, Romaine and Leaf lettuce from Western
 Arizona, and potatoes from Aroostook County Maine. 
                                                           
                                                                                                                                    

FIRST PRICE RANGE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20 2018                                                                                   
SECOND PRICE MOSTLY FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 2018                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
PERCENTAGE OF CHANGE FROM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 2018 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                                                                                           
-- BEANS, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT, MELONS AND MIXED VEGETABLES, PEPPERS, SQUASH   ADEQUATE --                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4800   5100                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           4000   4400                                                                                                       
DALLAS            3100   3400                                                                                                       
LOS ANGELES       1200   1400                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          7200   8000            7200   7400                                                                                
PHILADELPHIA      6500   7000                                                                                                       

WESTERN ARIZONA                                                                                                                     
-- ICEBERG LETTUCE, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER AND LEAF LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7000   7400                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         8500   9000                                                                                                       
BOSTON            9900  10300                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6800   7200                                                                                                       
DALLAS            4300   4700                                                                                                       
MIAMI             8800   9200                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          9200   9600                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      8700   9300                                                                                                       
SEATTLE           4700   5100                                                                                                       

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA                                                                                  
-- GRAPES, ICEBERG LETTUCE   ADEQUATE --                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5500   6300            5800   6000 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         6800   7500            7200   7400 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            7500   8300            7800   8100 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           5200   5800            5300   5600 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3700   4300            4000   4300 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             7000   7800            7600   7800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      6800   7500            7100   7300 (0)                                                                            

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                            
-- CARROTS AND GRAPES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7300   7700                        (+29)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         8900   9400                        (+25)                                                                          
BOSTON           10200  10600                        (+32)                                                                          
CHICAGO           6800   7200                        (+30)                                                                          
DALLAS            4700   5100                        (+14)                                                                          
MIAMI             9300   9700                        (+22)                                                                          
NEW YORK          9500   9900                        (+29)                                                                          
PHILADELPHIA      9000   9600                        (+26)                                                                          
SEATTLE           3800   4200                        (+21)                                                                          

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                          
-- CELERY, STRAWBERRIES, CILANTRO, KALE AND PARSLEY   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7500   7900                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         9000   9500                                                                                                       
BOSTON           10300  10700                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           6900   7300                                                                                                       
DALLAS            4900   5300                                                                                                       
MIAMI             9400   9800                                                                                                       
NEW YORK          9600  10000                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      9100   9700                                                                                                       
SEATTLE           4200   4600                                                                                                       

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA                                                                                                      
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY AND LEAF LETTUCE   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           8000   8400                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         9600  10100                                                                                                       
BOSTON           10800  11200                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           7400   7800                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5400   5800                                                                                                       
MIAMI            10300  10700                                                                                                       
NEW YORK         10100  10500                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      9800  10400                                                                                                       
SEATTLE           3200   3600                                                                                                       

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA                                                                                                              
-- BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY AND STRAWBERRIES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7800   8200                                                                                                       
BALTIMORE         9400   9900                                                                                                       
BOSTON           10700  11100                                                                                                       
CHICAGO           7300   7700                                                                                                       
DALLAS            5300   5700                                                                                                       
MIAMI             9800  10200                                                                                                       
NEW YORK         10000  10400                                                                                                       
PHILADELPHIA      9500  10100                                                                                                       
SEATTLE           3900   4300                                                                                                       

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA                                                                                                           
-- CITRUS, AVOCADOS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           6800   7800            6800   7200 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         8300   9300            8500   9000 (+2)                                                                           
BOSTON            8900   9900            9300   9800 (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           6100   7100            6500   7000 (+3)                                                                           
DALLAS            5100   6100            5100   5600 (+3)                                                                           
MIAMI             8600   9600            8800   9400 (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          8700   9700            8900   9500 (+4)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      8500   9500            8700   9300 (+4)                                                                           
SEATTLE           3200   3900            3400   3800 (+6)                                                                           

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3225   3870                        (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         4515   4605                        (-6)                                                                           
BOSTON            5375   5590                        (+10)                                                                          
CHICAGO           2150   3048                        (+21)                                                                          
DALLAS            1850   2150                        (-5)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       2150   2580                        (+10)                                                                          
MIAMI             4515   5805                        (-4)                                                                           
NEW YORK          4730   4978                        (-7)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      4300   4728                        (+5)                                                                           

CENTRAL & SOUTH FLORIDA                                                                                                             
-- TOMATOES, MIXED VEGETABLES, BERRIES   SLIGHT SHORTAGE --                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1000   1200                        (+22)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         2100   2400                        (+10)                                                                          
BOSTON            3200   3400                        (+14)                                                                          
CHICAGO           2000   2200                        (+5)                                                                           
NEW YORK          2650   3000            2700   2900 (+8)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      2300   2800            2500   2800 (+15)                                                                          

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON                                                                                                    
-- ONIONS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           5100   7000            5525   5950 (+8)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         6800   7225                        (+12)                                                                          
BOSTON            7650   8075                        (+12)                                                                          
CHICAGO           4038   4675                        (+14)                                                                          
DALLAS            4675   5100                   4675 (+10)                                                                          
LOS ANGELES       2125   2763                        (+15)                                                                          
MIAMI             6885  10000                        (+15)                                                                          
NEW YORK          7225   8075                   7650 (+14)                                                                          
PHILADELPHIA      6800   7650                   7225 (+13)                                                                          

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO                                                                                      
-- POTATOES   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4888   6000                        (+11)                                                                          
BALTIMORE         5525   8500            5738   5950 (+8)                                                                           
BOSTON            6375   7500            6375   6588 (+3)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3400   4500            3400   3600 (+3)                                                                           
DALLAS            3400   4900            4038   4463 (+18)                                                                          
LOS ANGELES       1700   2300                        (+11)                                                                          
MIAMI             6588   8500            6588   6800 (+3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          5950   7800                        (+14)                                                                          
PHILADELPHIA      5525   6163                        (+4)                                                                           

LOUISIANA                                                                                                                           
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
CHICAGO           2000   2400                   2200 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          4000   5000            4500   5000 (0)                                                                            

AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE                                                                                                              
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         2600   2850                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            1700   1800                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          2200   2500            2250   2350 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      2500   2700                        (0)                                                                            

MICHIGAN                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3200   3500                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO            900   1200            1000   1100 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            3400   3600                        (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             5000   5400                        (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3100   3400                        (0)                                                                            

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)                                                                                           
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           4085   4332                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         4250   5375                   4463 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            5115   5160                        (+10)                                                                          
CHICAGO           2150   2365                        (+6)                                                                           
DALLAS            2795   3645                   3225 (+5)                                                                           
MIAMI             5590   6318                   5590 (+1)                                                                           
NEW YORK          4300   5590                   5100 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3870   4730            4300   4675 (-4)                                                                           

MISSISSIPPI                                                                                                                         
-- SWEET POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           1200   1600                   1400 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           1800   2400            2200   2400 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            2200   2500                        (0)                                                                            

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

NEBRASKA                                                                                                                            
-- POTATOES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           3103   3613                   3400 (-6)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         3750   4466                        (-7)                                                                           
BOSTON            4448   5525                        (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2033   2933                   2125 (-7)                                                                           
DALLAS            1903   2338                   2125 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2338   2550                        (+16)                                                                          
MIAMI             4463   5738                   5313 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3980   4675                        (-11)                                                                          
PHILADELPHIA      3890   4463                        (-7)                                                                           

NEW YORK                                                                                                                            
-- APPLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2800   3000                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            1800   2000            1900   1950 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO           2500   3000            2700   2800 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             3500   4000            3700   3800 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          1500   1950            1700   1800 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA             2000                        (0)                                                                            

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK                                                                                                        
-- CABBAGE   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
BOSTON            1900   2500                        (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          1800   2000                        (0)                                                                            

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- CABBAGE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT   ADEQUATE --                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2800   3100                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         4000   4500                        (+1)                                                                           
BOSTON            5300   5500                        (+4)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3000   3200                        (+7)                                                                           
DALLAS            1400   1500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2800   3100                        (+5)                                                                           
MIAMI             3600   3800                        (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          4600   4900                        (+4)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      4200   4600                        (+5)                                                                           
SEATTLE           5200   5400                        (+6)                                                                           

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS                                                                                                      
-- LIMES TOMATOES BROCCOLI MIXED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES   ADEQUATE --                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2800   3100                        (+2)                                                                           
BALTIMORE         4000   4500                        (+1)                                                                           
BOSTON            5300   5500                        (+4)                                                                           
CHICAGO           3000   3200                        (+7)                                                                           
DALLAS            1400   1500                        (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2800   3100                        (+5)                                                                           
MIAMI             3600   3800                        (-3)                                                                           
NEW YORK          4600   4900                        (+4)                                                                           
PHILADELPHIA      4200   4600                        (+5)                                                                           
SEATTLE           5200   5400                        (+6)                                                                           

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON                                                                                                           
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   SHORTGAE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           7377   9467                   7400 (+20)                                                                          
CHICAGO           5600   7396                   5763 (+12)                                                                          
DALLAS            5607   7196                   5800 (+2)                                                                           
LOS ANGELES       3210   4120                   3700 (+21)                                                                          
MIAMI             8700   9363                        (+25)                                                                          

YAKIMA VALLEY & WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON                                                                                       
-- APPLES AND PEARS   SHORTAGE --                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
BALTIMORE         7800   8800            8000   8600 (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            8500   9500            8700   9300 (0)                                                                            
DALLAS            5400   6400            5800   6400 (0)                                                                            
LOS ANGELES       2500   3300            2800   3100 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          8100   9000            8400   9000 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      8000   8900            8300   8700 (0)                                                                            
SEATTLE           1000   1400            1100   1300 (0)                                                                            

CENTRAL WISCONSIN                                                                                                                   
-- POTATOES AND ONIONS   ADEQUATE --                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
ATLANTA           2550   3400            2975   3188 (0)                                                                            
BALTIMORE         3188   3613                        (0)                                                                            
BOSTON            3400   4463            3400   3825 (0)                                                                            
CHICAGO            956   1275             956   1063 (0)                                                                            
MIAMI             4675   5313            4675   5100 (0)                                                                            
NEW YORK          3400   4675            3400   3825 (0)                                                                            
PHILADELPHIA      3188   3613                        (0)                                                                            

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

                   2018           2017                                                                                              

              NOV 11-17      NOV 12-18                                                                                              

U.S.             25,900         29,404                                                                                              
IMPORTS          13,999         19,237                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              39,899         48,641                                                                                              

              NOV 04-10      NOV 05-11                                                                                              

U.S.             26,342         27,555                                                                                              
IMPORTS          13,483         22,002                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              39,825         49,557                                                                                              

          OCT 28-NOV 03  OCT 29-NOV 04                                                                                              

U.S.             23,835         26,551                                                                                              
IMPORTS          15,204         17,550                                                                                              
           ------------ --------------                                                                                              
sum              39,039         44,101