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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Jan 29 2019

By: Rick LaGore
January 29th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.4% over prior week. 

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logistics service provider | LSP | rail freight | rail freight logistics service

Rail Freight Logistics Services: What to Know & How-to Get Most Value

By: Rick LaGore
January 28th, 2019

Rail service has a rich history of driving this country’s economic growth by moving freight across North America, yet it is not front of mind as an option in today’s fast moving logistics and supply chain industry.  

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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 service provider | LSP | Freight Broker | motor carrier | freight forwarder | 3PL | 4PL

Logistic Service Provider (LSP) vs Freight Broker: A Comprehensive Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
January 24th, 2019

The logistics and supply chain market has a long list of terms that often confuse people.  

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Jan 21 2019

By: Rick LaGore
January 23rd, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 4.5% over prior week. 

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Managed Transportation Services | transportation management system | inbound transportation managment | inbound freight management | vendor management

Inbound Freight Management Services: 6 Benefits & Why Often Overlooked

By: Rick LaGore
January 21st, 2019

Year-after-year logistics teams are tasked to reduce their freight spend and improve the supply chain performance of the company.  Time-and-again inbound freight management is not identified as an opportunity, which continues to have those in the logistics and supply chain industry scratching their heads as to why because according to the Aberdeen Group, inbound freight can consume 40% of an average organization’s annual freight spend or 3.6% to 5.2% of a firm’s total annual sales.  

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freight audit & pay | Managed Transportation Services | freight pay settlement | transportation management system

Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies of 2019 (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
January 17th, 2019

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Jan 15 2019

By: Rick LaGore
January 15th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 4.1% over prior week. 

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TMS | transportation management system | transportation management software | Cloud TMS | Managed TMS | managed TM

2019 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages

By: Rick LaGore
January 13th, 2019

Managed transportation services continue to be the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to optimize their supply chain performance against the challenging backdrop of rising freight rates, tight truck capacity, along with changing and more challenging customer requirements.

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Jan 8 2019

By: Rick LaGore
January 8th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 11.5% over prior week. 

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Jan 3 2019

By: Rick LaGore
January 3rd, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 5.3% over prior week. 

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