US: Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.

A shortage of trucks was reported for melons from southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly truck rate report.

The USDA said a slight surplus of trucks was reported for onions from Vidalia District Georgia and onions from southern New Mexico. The report said surplus of trucks was reported for onions, cabbage, oranges and grapefruit from lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and various commodities from Mexico crossing through south Texas.


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