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.