Many truckers of produce are also small businessmen in that they use their own tractor/trailer rig to haul freight for a profit. For USDA refrigerator carriers, the Transportation Office publishes a monthly truck cost report, which provides information on current per-mile operating costs for a typical fresh fruit and vegetable trucker. Information on this report, as well as cost of trucking is available at,
Agricultural Marketing Service,
Department of Agriculture,
14th Street & Independence Ave. SW,
Washington, DC 20250.