PORTLAND, Ore.-- TransCore releases its second in a series of free monthly DAT Produce Reports today, combining spot market freight rates from the company's Truckload Rate Index with seasonal and regional data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
This month's report includes an analysis of refrigerated ("reefer") van movements from key produce growing markets in Goldsboro, N.C.; Valdosta, Ga.; Jackson, Miss.; Amarosa, Colo. and Fresno, Calif. With the exception of Valdosta and Fresno, rates in these regions rose an average of 2.5 percent from June 22 to July 26.
The report covers the largest lane rate increases and decreases from the five produce markets to the top 10 U.S. destinations, the ratio of refrigerated freight loads to available trucks by state, and the USDA's advisory on truck availability in each market.
Spot market rates are rates paid to the carrier by freight brokers and other freight intermediaries. A more complete report of weekly and monthly rate trends can be found on TransCore Trendlines.
TransCore's DAT Produce Reports are derived from the company's Truckload Rate Index, based on $4 billion in actual invoices updated daily for vans, reefers and flatbeds across the U.S. and Canada. Additional rate information, including the truckload rate trend of the week can be found in TransCore Trendlines, a weekly online publication. Trendlines publishes key indicators from TransCore's DAT Network of load boards, a marketplace for more than 60 million loads and trucks listed annually by freight brokers, 3PLs, shippers and carriers across the United States. TransCore Trendlines also includes transportation industry data from the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Department of Energy.