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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
July 20th, 2021

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.7% from the prior week.  

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Intermodal Transportation

Railcar Services & the Types of Equipment Used by Commodity

By: Rick LaGore
July 1st, 2021

Class I Railroads provide crucial supply chain services for shippers across North America via two distinct services.  Both rail services have specific target shippers and markets.  

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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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Peak Shipping Season: Comprehensive Look Into How to Manage Successfully

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2021

The logistics industry has developed a word or acronym for just about every situation and the one we are addressing in this article is peak.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Reasons for Outbound Freight Capacity Shortages in SoCal - Los Angeles

By: Rick LaGore
June 20th, 2021

Managing outbound LA freight traffic has always been an issue during peak, but since June 2020 the challenges of limited capacity and escalating pricing has been a constant problem for all freight modes.  

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2021 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
June 1st, 2021

Let’s face it, the freight audit and pay process is one of the least favorite tasks within the logistics industry.  One would think moving freight from anywhere in the country to anywhere in the country on any given day comes with challenges that would never approach paying a bill, but that is just not the case.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How to Get Your Outbound Chicago Freight Moving Again

By: Rick LaGore
May 27th, 2021

Shippers all across the US are struggling to meet the demands their supply chains are requiring to bring products from the western port cities to the interior of the US to meet their consumer orders. 

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How to Get Your Outbound SoCal - Los Angeles Freight Moving Again

By: Rick LaGore
May 22nd, 2021

If you are struggling to find outbound freight capacity from Los Angeles, you are not alone. Shippers all across the US are struggling to meet the demands their supply chains are requiring to bring products from the western port cities to the interior of the US to meet their consumer orders.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Can't Find Intermodal Capacity: Reasons Why Per Major IMDL Rail Ramp

By: Rick LaGore
May 20th, 2021

We are living in unprecedented times with the world slowly recovering from the COVID-19 global pandemic.   The effects on supply chains have been felt far and wide with demand coming in different forms of consumer purchases favoring goods over services and online buying.  As a result, the freight network is out of balance, and demand for trucks to move product is significantly higher than the supply motor carriers, freight brokers and logistics companies have to service the requirements, which has truckload pricing at all-time highs.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Top 6 Actions Shippers Can Take to Lessen Truckload Capacity Challenges

By: Rick LaGore
May 13th, 2021

For three of the last four years, shippers have been struggling with 53’ freight capacity challenges brought on by weather disruptions, economic swings, labor shortages, equipment shortages and the COVID19 global pandemic.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How TOFC Intermodal Helps Shippers Challenged with Truckload Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
May 12th, 2021

It is not new news that shippers all across the US are struggling to find cost competitive 53’ OTR truckload and domestic intermodal freight capacity to move their products.  The struggle of shippers’ demand outstriping freight providers’ supply is best illustrated in the elevated truckload spot rate market, which is one of the best market examples of the law of supply and demand that indicates prices rise when there is greater demand for a product or service than supply.

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