( Photo courtesy Pacific Shipping & Trading Co. Inc. )

While vice president Mike Robertson said it’s pretty much business as usual for Lakewood, Colo.-based Pacific Shipping & Trading Co. Inc., he added, “I can’t say it’s totally normal.”

Denver distributors are cutting back, and restaurants are not buying, he said.

And tightened federal trucking regulations have made it difficult for the trucking company to handle produce.

“It gets to the point where your drivers are so tight on hours, you can’t have them go to a produce shed and sit eight to 10 hours and eat up all their day,” he said.

“We don’t do a lot of produce anymore.” 

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