World Direct Shipping, Palmetto, Fla., has extended an agreement with Port Manatee, and added a third vessel to its service.
The final compliance deadline for mandated electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks will arrive Dec. 17.
With the advent of the electronic logging device mandate, time is replacing mileage as an indicator of truck rate values, according to a new report.
Adequate to surplus truck availability for fresh produce shipping districts was reported in early November.
The latest truck rate report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows generally adequate supplies to meet demand.
A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.
Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.