Welcome to the DeGroot Logistics Market Report. With the industry constantly shifting, we’re sharing the previous week’s fruit and vegetable truck rate report, along with the latest trends and news to keep you ahead of the curve.

    1. FMCSA postpones queries after Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse crash
      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing temporary relief to employers who are trying to hire new truck drivers but are unable to complete required background checks in the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse due to technical difficulties. Read more »


    2. New California owner-operator law on hold for now
      New California owner-operator law on hold for nowOne day before California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was to take effect, a U.S. District Court judge in California granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits enforcement of the law, which began Jan. 1, 2020. The restraining order will remain in place until Jan. 13, when the court will consider a motion for a preliminary injunction, which could delay enforcement for a longer period, until a pending lawsuit is resolved. Read more »


    3. To find food safety efficiencies, look to the research
      Learn how to use industry-specific research from the Center for Produce Safety to inform your programs and where best to apply your resources for maximum ROI. Read more »


    4. Five 2020 produce trends to watch
      Discover the key produce trends of 2020 that leading food industry experts will take hold. Read more »

 


View the fruit and vegetable truck rate report for the week ending Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and request a quote from DeGroot Logistics today to see how we compare to these rates.

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Reefer markets heat up in a slow season surprise
Reefer markets heat up in a “slow season” surprise. Courtesy DAT.

Rates beat all 2019 averages for vans and reefers
Rates beat all 2019 averages for vans and reefers. Courtesy DAT.


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