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Industry Trading & Transportation Guidelines available

Now available in digital format for your tablet or PC, the Trading & Transportation Guidelines are the produce professional’s essential reference for doing business in the fresh produce industry.

First composed by Blue Book Services, Inc. in 1904, the originals were the foundation of the present trading rules of today’s industry. Revised over the years in conjunction with industry and government participation, these guidelines represent an effort to document the best practices, customs, and rules applicable to the purchase, sale, and handling of fresh fruit and vegetables in North America.

This free 2018 edition can be accessed from the Blue Book Services Information site, for members, login and select Education via Blue Book Online Services (BBOS).

If you have questions, comments or need assistance, please contact a Service Associate at 630-668-3500 or email