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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
September 22nd, 2020

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 1.8% from the prior week.  

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Pros and Cons of a Freight & Logistics 3PL Managed TMS Service

By: Rick LaGore
September 17th, 2020

The decision to outsource your logistics functions is not one to be made lightly, but a choice thousands of other companies have successfully executed.

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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 | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

SaaS TMS vs. Cloud TMS: What's the Difference & Which is Better for Your Company

By: Rick LaGore
September 7th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of transportation management software (TMS) system buyers every year.  

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 12 TMS Implementation Best Practices to Prevent Failure

By: Rick LaGore
September 3rd, 2020

The cloud TMS evolution has not only brought capabilities that were unthinkable just a few years ago, but it has also opened up the opportunities of companies of all sizes to top ties systems that previously were off limits because of cost.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

What is the Legal Weight Shippers Permitted to Load Cargo?

By: Rick LaGore
September 1st, 2020

The majority of InTek’s freight business is moving loads for shippers needing either 53’ domestic intermodal or truckload capacity.  While both freight modes offer the same cube, there are a few differences shippers should know, with the weight being the biggest issue.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Analysis Key to TMS Buying Selection Process

By: Rick LaGore
August 31st, 2020

It can be argued the transportation management software (TMS) system is the most important IT software platform companies need to drive a competitive advantage in their industry.  The reason for this thought is supply chain management has increasingly become far more complex and customers are demanding more. 

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 6 Cloud TMS Implementation Challenges During COVID-19

By: Rick LaGore
August 27th, 2020

A top tier cloud transportation management software (TMS) system can be a game changer in  delivering a competition advantage for any company, but many businesses remain on the sidelines over concerns of an implementation during COVID-19.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 7 Remote Project Management TMS Implementation Essentials

By: Rick LaGore
August 25th, 2020

Implementing a transportation management software (TMS) system remotely can be challenging, no matter the business environment.

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Should Your Company Purchase & Implement a TMS System During COVID-19?

By: Rick LaGore
August 22nd, 2020

The Tough Decision of Implementing a Transportation Management System During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has left many shippers and logistics companies questioning whether it is prudent to continue to push forward with implementing a transportation management software (TMS) system or put the project on hold.  Each company has their own story, but they all have the same challenge of whether now is the “right” time for them.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Restricted & Prohibited Intermodal Commodities: What You Need to Know

By: Rick LaGore
August 18th, 2020

While 53’ domestic intermodal can be a fantastic alternative to truckload, it does not make sense in all cases.

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