HaulProduce.com has a purpose of providing helpful and insightful information first of all to the professionals who haul nearly 100 percent of the nation’s fresh fruits and vegetables to destinations all over the United States, Canada, and now Mexico. Since most produce truckers also haul many other types of freight you will find news and features which affect, and are of interest to truckers in general. There are other features here as well since truckers, as virtually all other Americans, can use “shopping tips” to buy fresh produce at retail stores, plus in-transit features for better deliveries.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy and we are not shy about posting information on these nutritious products.
Yet, the heart of HaulProduce.com is the produce trucking reports providing information ranging from when shipping areas become active, to when these areas may have shipping gaps, to information relating to volume and quality of produce available for hauling. When produce rates are listed they are based upon being straight loads in 48-foot refrigerated trailers. Rates can also vary on a day-to-day, if not hourly basis, thus quoted rates are to give you a general idea of what is being paid. You should add more to your freight rate when there are multiple pickups and drops, brokerage fees, gate fees, unloading charges and possible other expenses that affect your bottom line.
As HaulProduce.com grows and evolves, look for new features on this site. Wishing you safe travels and profitable hauls.
About Bill Martin
A native of Oklahoma, Bill was an editor for a produce trade publication in the mid 1970s when Congress began addressing issues relating to what led to the deregulation of the trucking and other transportation industries. As transportation editor he studied, learned and wrote about many facets of trucking and its affect on growers, shippers, receivers, and carriers – as well as the owner operators driving the big rigs.
He also provided trucking reports for 20 years. At one time he was on 60 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada and then later for 4 years on satellite radio.
HaulProduce.com was launched in January 2012 at the request of many who are associated in some form or fashion with the many challenges associated with transporting highly perishable fresh fruits and vegetables. After all these years there is always more to learn about this fascinating world of hauling fresh produce. You will find Haul.Produce.com unique, and helpful in your business. It is an honor to be associated with such an intriguing and fast paced business.