Produce season is well on its way this year! It is a crazy time of year from about April to mid-July when the demands for truck drivers remain high and the cost of shipping continues to rise.
During this season, produce shippers are in high demand of trucks as they need to ship their produce as quickly and efficiently as possible while also willing to pay top dollar.
It is without a doubt that this a competitive time of year for all carriers and shippers when you have a shortage of drivers and a high demand of products to be shipped.
What does this mean for JBT Transport Inc.?
Produce season is a busy time of year for JBT Transport, as we offer a variety of services including: refrigerated loads, and LTL and FTL freight.
Ultimately, the key to staying on track during this season is exceptional communication with each other, our drivers and our customers. It is important to communicate with your customers and let them know what to expect during the produce shipment season, allowing them the opportunity to plan ahead.
Communication is crucial at JBT but we also strive to stay up-to-date with the produce that is in season and plan ahead as best we can.
Produce Shipment Tips
Through our experiences, we suggest staying on top of your services and shipping requirements with some helpful tips.
Staying on track during produce season as a Carrier:
Communicate with your drivers, your staff and your customers so everyone knows what to expect during the busier times of the year.
Plan ahead and plan accordingly – Find out the produce shipping needs of your customers.
Pay close attention to the weather and the status of produce in the areas that you run.
Stay competitive with other Carriers.
Keep up-to-date with recent trends.
Staying on track during produce season as a Shipper:
Expect shipping rates to increase as the demand for trucks elevate.
Plan your produce shipments ahead if you can.
Communicate your produce shipping needs with your Carrier or Logistics Provider.