The USDA has presented its Fruit and Vegetable truck rate report from Tuesday May 4th. It seems there are still shortages in California and the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
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.