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Truck scarcity tangles potato deals

Mar 06, 2018 at 07:44 AM CST

Truck rates and availability have been an issue for potato marketers in the 2017-18 season, and the drama is far from over.

A northeast winter storm, holiday disruptions in driver availability and unrest and uncertainty about the electronic logging device mandate were some of the reasons that caused truck rates from potato shipping regions to spike from November through most of January.