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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - May 21 2019

By: Rick LaGore
May 22nd, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market.

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | intermodal freight | transload

Options to Access Rail and Intermodal for Capacity & Logistics Savings

By: Rick LaGore
May 14th, 2019

After thinking we had said just about all there was about intermodal and rail shipping, we realized we were wrong after reading two recent postings: Union Pacific’s article Three Ways to Connect with Rail - And How to Make Them Happen and Intermodal Association of North America’s infographic, What is Intermodal?

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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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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - May 14 2019

By: Rick LaGore
May 14th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 1.2% over prior week.  

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - May 7 2019

By: Rick LaGore - CEO InTek Freight & Logistics
May 7th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 1.3% over prior week.  

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - April 30, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
April 30th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 2.2% over prior week.  

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logistics | modal conversion | logistics savings | freight savings | supply chain savings

Best Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Cost Savings Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 29th, 2019

Everyone wants to save money and keep their job, so when unprecedented moves in freight pricing occur, CFO's all across the USA begin calling their freight, logistics and supply chain teams into their office telling (not asking) them freight costs cannot continue to be a negative to the P&L.

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logistics | modal conversion | logistics savings | freight savings | supply chain savings

Best Practices for Implementing an Inbound Freight Program Successfully

By: Rick LaGore
April 25th, 2019

There is a significant difference between inbound and outbound freight characteristics. Think of inbound as the lifeblood that feeds an organization’s ability to produce high-quality products in the quantities demanded for its customers, and outbound as the delivery of its end salable products going out to its customers.

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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | TMS | Managed TMS | Cloud TMS

Transportation Management System: Functionality, Benefits & Implementation Success Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 19th, 2019

Often, companies start their quest in optimizing their logistics and supply chain management strategy by implementing a transportation management system (TMS) to improve their company’s cost and service structure for freight movements, while also bringing full transparency to all inbound and outbound product moves for its supply chain stakeholders.

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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | logistics service provider

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 10th, 2019

 

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How-to Negotiate & Execute Best Freight Rates: Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 3rd, 2019

The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a “solve-to-equation within Excel” 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 pulled from the quiver.  

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