Produce Season Is Here — And It Could Bring a Rich Harvest for Shippers
Spring traditionally begins the produce season in the United States, with Florida shipping the vegetables it grew during the winter months and California loading up its vast bounty of vegetables, fruits and nuts to be trucked across the nation.
Seasonal Jump in Produce Shipments Boosts Sluggish Truck Freight Market
A seasonal jump in June produce shipments has perked up a U.S. trucking market that has been dragged down by the country’s overall economic stagnation, industry officials believe.
Producer Prices Climb on Services Costs
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly increased in October as higher costs for services and food outweighed a slump in energy.November 19, 2014
Producer Prices Decrease for First Time in a Year
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in September for the first time in a year, propelled by a drop in fuel costs that continues into this month, the Labor Department reported.October 15, 2014
Wholesale Prices Fall 0.2% in May
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in May, suggesting demand isn’t robust enough to push inflation closer to the Federal Reserve’s target.
Produce Freight Rates Up on Tight Capacity as Mexico Exports Rise, Calif. Under Pressure
The produce trucking markets are generally tight heading into summer, and rates are already rising as Mexican fruit and vegetable shipments surge and a drought pressures California markets, industry officials said.June 9, 2014
Producer Prices Rise for First Time in Three Months
Prices paid to U.S. producers rose for first time in three months, increasing 0.4% in December, the Labor Department reported Jan. 15.January 15, 2014
Producer Price Index Declines for Third Month
Prices paid to U.S. producers dipped for a third consecutive month, declining 0.1% in November, the Labor Department reported Dec. 13.December 13, 2013
Producer Price Index Declines For Second Month
Prices paid to U.S. producers dipped for a second consecutive month, declining 0.2% in October, the Labor Department reported Nov. 21.November 21, 2013
Producer Price Index Declines in September; Retail Sales Dip
Prices paid to U.S. producers dipped 0.1% in September, the Labor Department reported Oct. 29.October 29, 2013