Do reefer freight volumes and rates go up and down with economy?

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by texasmorrell, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    We're in that "go under" period right now. Capacity has been decreasing in the west and rates have been rising.
     
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  2. NomadicVeteran0713

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    When rates are good, I mean really good, everyone wants a peace of the pie. So then we have an overage of companies/trucks for the product. Then rates drop, do to overage on trucks, and the trucks dissapear.

    We've been in a slow up tick on rates, there are some down tick too. A big jump is bad, up and down.
     
  3. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    That's what I'm reading right now, MX produce/truck shortage.

    https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/wa_fv190.txt

    I used to run a direct haul into FL, mid-late April, B/H melons to Montreal, descent rate, then it would tank...
     
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  4. Moonshadow1918

    Moonshadow1918 Light Load Member

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    I have got alot of stupid rates on Medical loads. Did Elkhart to Indy for 2k four drums of blue dye for cat scans. Got it from a trucking company that specializes in Medical loads only. Funny thing is they lease trucks to their drivers for 1.30 mile and their Med loads pay $4mi on a bad day.
     
  5. CK73

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    You know the first thing to go will be refrigerated dog food alongside my vittles. That's how stupid and spoiled we have become. REFRIGERATED DOG FOOD.

     
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  6. Driver Eight

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    Dogs are good. Disagree. Humans are the problem.
     
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