The COVID-19 crisis has increased the desire for greater visibility into all of the fresh food supply chain.
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on freight volumes in April, according to transportation analysis firm DAT.
The hours of service exemption for truck drivers delivering fresh produce and other food during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through May 15.
The Packer’s Tom Karst visited March 30 with Ken Lund, vice president of operations for the Allen Lund Company, La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
Heavy produce shipments combined with unloading delays at retail distribution centers were factors in higher truck rates in mid-March.
President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency because the coronavirus COVID-19 and waived the hours of service rules for truck drivers transporting emergency supplies of produce and other foods.
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and its members are welcoming the start of work on the Mariposa Road project, the main road bringing fresh Mexican produce into Nogales