Florida and Georgia Are Hot for Reefers

Produce season has finally hit its stride in the Southeast. Miami and Atlanta are now the top two markets for reefer loads, and Lakeland, FL is a close third. Rates are improving out of Florida, with sharp increases on key lanes out of Miami and Lakeland, into population centers in the Northeast.

California is also back on the map, with positive trends in reefer load volume and rates out of Los Angeles, Ontario and Sacramento.

The Hot States Map shows high load-to-truck ratios in Idaho, Arizona, and Arkansas, due to steady outbound volume and a relative shortage of reefer trucks in the major markets of those states.

Peggy Dorf

Peggy joined DAT in 2008 as a writer and market analyst. She was instrumental in developing DAT Trendlines, and she writes extensively about the impact of economic trends on companies and individuals in transportation and logistics. Peggy is a Certified Transportation Broker with decades of experience in technology marketing and an MBA from the Wharton School.