Posted on 08 Mar, 2017
Categories: Freight Rates
Reefer trends started to reverse course last week. It wasn't a big jump, but it was good news considering the steady string of declines we had been seeing.
Darker-colored states have higher load-to-truck ratios, meaning that there's less competition for reefer loads in those states.
Volumes were up big in McAllen, TX, down near the Mexican border. It was No. 3 for reefer load posts on DAT TruckersEdge, and reefer trucks are in short supply there right now, too, which means you should have an easier time negotiating a good rate out of there. In fact, Texas dominates the top 5 for reefer load post right now (see below). Miami volumes also surged, but it’s still early for produce season in Florida, which you can tell by looking at the Hot States Map up above.
Top 5 for Reefer Load Posts
2. Elizabeth, NJ
3. McAllen, TX
4. Houston, TX
5. Dallas, TX
NOT SO HOT
California is still missing in action, and outbound rates slipped even lower out of Los Angeles. Recent rains have also delayed strawberry harvests in much of the state. Those shipments are still a few weeks away.
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