Produce season is quickly approaching and capacity is tighter than ever. Produce season is a market shift that can affect capacity and rates throughout the US. Beginning in March the southern part of the US begins to harvest produce and prepare for shipment. During this time the biggest suppliers are Florida and Texas, it slowly begins to move into the southeast and southwest as the summer approaches.
Tips to remember:
-Onions must go in a vented van or reefer,
-Tomatoes must be checked daily for color if in transit for more than 2 days.
-Produce is often paid based on the weight of the produce, not including the pallet or bin weight.
-Potatoes usually weigh more on the ship day than on delivery.
Are you aware of the additional coverage that is offered by your insurance company, called Reefer Breakdown Coverage?
What is Reefer Breakdown and how can it improve your produce season? Reefer Breakdown protects you when there is a malfunction due to mechanical or electrical breakdown with the refrigeration unit. How that helps you, your temp controlled products are covered if anything should occur due to malfunction. (Please read your personal coverage to know what is completely covered if such malfunction occurs)
Trinity wants to help keep you loaded all year long. Call our office today and get on the road with a load today! 800-846-3400
By: Jackie Ochs