USDA data reports rising truck rates to New York from various produce shipping districts.
The chart above reflects the fruit and vegetable trucking rates from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1. These rates represent an average market price that shippers and receivers pay. According to the US Department of Agriculture, these prices are dependent, “on basis of sale, per load, including brokers’ fees for shipments in truckload volume to a single destination.”
The rates are largely based on loads shipped in 48 to 53-foot trucks. Rates increase with each additional service added, such as: “delivery to terminal markets, multi-pickup and drop-off shipments.”
The highlighted routes all have an ending destination of New York City and begin in: Salinas Watsonville, California.; Mexico Crossings through Nogales, Arizona; Yakima Valley & Wenatchee District Washington; Idaho; Mexico cross to Texas; and Central & South Florida.
The USDA also outlined in the report the truck availability by district/region. The following regions had a slight shortage in truck availability, as of Nov. 28: San Luis Valley Colorado, Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, Nebraska, Columbia Basin Washington, Yakima Valley & Wenatchee District Washington.