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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. Week of November 18, 2019:

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Truckload | LTL

2020 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
October 14th, 2019

We talk with shippers daily about LTL, truckload and truckload brokerage potential service solutions. And this should be expected with over 50% of the freight spend in the US is with these two modes of service.

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Transportation Management System

Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

One of the very first questions a transportation management software (TMS) technology buyer needs to answer is: what type of architecture do they want to operate? The importance of this question cannot be underestimated, as it drives cost, functionality and benefits.

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Truckload

Pros & Cons of Using Truckload for Your Company’s Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 8th, 2019

We talk with shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every day throughout the year as they walk through their buying process and needs.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP

By: Rick LaGore
September 24th, 2019

CFO's are demanding better performance after watching their freight budgets balloon to all-time highs. A freight RFP is one of the least favorite, although one that needs to be discussed and improved by many shippers to obtain the best results.   The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a solve to equation to determine the spend for next year is a time tested process that needs to be challenged.  While freight is thought of as a commodity, there is more to it and the Excel spreadsheet RFP driven down from the top misses the target before the arrow is even pull from the quiver.  Today's dynamic freight and logistics cost and pricing environment requires strategic planning; execution to the strategy; measurements to the goals; analysis against industry benchmarks; and continuous improvement.   

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Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

What is the Difference in Prepaid & Add and Collect Freight

By: Rick LaGore
September 15th, 2019

Prepaid and add, along with collect are freight billing terms, although some confuse the subject with the transfer of ownership and liability occur between the seller and buyer. In this article we will cover prepaid & add and collect billing terms, along with their relationship to FOB and INCOTERMS. 

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Warehousing & Distribution | Transportation Management System

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Benefits & Importance to Shipping

By: Anna Young
August 19th, 2019

Definition of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is essential to operating a warehouse and distribution center because of the efficiency and accuracy it brings to a shipper's supply chain.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 10 Transportation Management Software (TMS) Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2019

Risk-taking and big changes can be daunting to any company.  When a change involves the company's flow of products, which is the lifeblood of the company, the importance of choosing the correct solution and having as close to a flawless an implementation as possible is amplified several times over again.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Transportation Management System

MercuryGate TMS Strategic Software Partners

By: Anna Young
August 14th, 2019

MercuryGate is a competitive cloud based SaaS transportation management software (TMS) that is proven to build a competitive advantage for today’s shippers, 3PL's, freight forwarders, freight brokers, and even carriers.

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Transportation Management System

Benefits of a Cloud-Based TMS System

By: Anna Young
July 29th, 2019

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are known to have several functional components to leverage a competitive advantage for logistics professionals. 

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