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    4 Seasonal Fruits Handling Tips That Might Come in Handy for Refrigerated Truckers this April and May

4 Seasonal Fruits Handling Tips That Might Come in Handy for Refrigerated Truckers this April and May

Earlier this week, we went out on our monthly retail visits, and this month’s trip gave us a peek at some of the seasonal fruits we can expect to see in bigger volumes April […]

Are you Getting Ready for Apple and Pear Fruit Season?

Apple and pear season is kicking off, and numerous forecasts for the 2017 Washington season have come up. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) is calling for 130.9 million standard 40-pound boxes of […]

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    Stone Fruit Season – The 4 Popular Varieties, Good Arrival Standards, and Loading Guidelines You Need to Know

Stone Fruit Season – The 4 Popular Varieties, Good Arrival Standards, and Loading Guidelines You Need to Know

Stone fruit season is now underway, and as we found out from our last retail store visits, most local retailers are now stocking light supplies of nectarines, apricots, peaches, and plums. Experts note that […]

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    4 Things Carriers Need to Monitor When Transporting Refrigerated Truck Loads in the Summer Months

4 Things Carriers Need to Monitor When Transporting Refrigerated Truck Loads in the Summer Months

Summer is just around the corner, and the National Weather Service reports 113F as yesterday’s highest temperature (in Death Valley, CA). The summer months bring a heightened need to be vigilant when it comes […]

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    Cherry Season: Market Update, 7 Varietals, and the Good Arrival & Loading Guidelines You Need to Know

Cherry Season: Market Update, 7 Varietals, and the Good Arrival & Loading Guidelines You Need to Know

California cherry season is getting underway, with most shippers picking at the end of April. This is a little later than usual because of the heavy rains California experienced this past winter. Picking is […]

Bills of Lading – the Basics

The Bill of Lading (BOL) is the key document in the shipping, transit, and delivery of produce; they guarantee that shippers will receive payment and receivers will take delivery of the product. A bill […]

Packaging In the Produce Industry

Effective packaging of produce is critical to protecting product quality during transport and in store aisles. The type of packaging selected depends on the product type and what will work best to enclose the […]

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    Stone Fruit Season: Popular Products, Good Arrival Standards & Loading Guidelines

Stone Fruit Season: Popular Products, Good Arrival Standards & Loading Guidelines

Stone fruit season is now underway, and as we found out from our last retail store visits, most local retailers are now stocking light supplies of nectarines, apricots, peaches, and plums. Experts note that […]

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    Regulation Review: the FDA’s New Sanitation Rules for Food Haulers

Regulation Review: the FDA’s New Sanitation Rules for Food Haulers

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is now final, advancing FDA’s efforts to protect foods from farm to table by keeping them safe from […]

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    Cherry Season: Varieties, Good Arrival Standards & Loading Guidelines

Cherry Season: Varieties, Good Arrival Standards & Loading Guidelines

California cherry season is officially underway, with light shipments of Brook, Coral Champagne, and Royal Tioga varieties beginning out of the San Joaquin Valley area. The Pacific Northwest crop is expected to reach 20 […]