A slight surplus of trucks was noted in late March in central and south Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
Adequate trucks were noted in all other U.S. districts.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s truck rate report for the week ending March 26 revealed truck rates sagged in some districts.
For Mexico crossings through south Texas, the USDA reported truck rates dropped by as much as 11% as of March 26 compared with the previous week. Michigan truck rates dropped by as much as 12% for the week, according to the USDA.
Most districts were stable to down slightly compared with the previous week. USDA reported shipments of produce commodities totaled 41,020 (40,000 pound) truckloads, compared with 55,993 truckloads the same week last year.