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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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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | freight savings | BCO | Beneficial Cargo Owner

BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) Defined & Importance in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
July 17th, 2019

Definition of BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BCO, beneficial cargo owner, is the party that ultimately owns the product being shipped.

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - July 16, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
July 16th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.5% over the prior week.  

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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 | International Trade | nearshoring | offshoring | manufacturing

Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 16th, 2019

Definition of Offshoring Offshoring is defined as moving manufacturing or other business processes overseas versus having them operate domestically. 

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shippers | truck freight | logistics service provider | motor freight | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

SmartWay Certification Explained

By: Anna Young
July 15th, 2019

SmartWay Certification Defined SmartWay is a voluntary logistics partnership program, brand and collaboration that helps companies benchmark and adjust to industry best practices to obtain the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their supply chains.

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inbound supply chain managment | supply chain | intermodal freight | supply chain savings | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

Sustainable Supply Chain Explained

By: Anna Young
July 14th, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chain Defined Supply chain sustainability are the business decisions and processes that effect the environment, in terms of waste, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other similar issues.

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ltl | LTL rates | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy | nmfc codes | Freight All Kinds | FAK

FAK (Freight All Kinds) Defined & Benefits to Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
July 13th, 2019

Definition of FAK (Freight All Kinds) FAK is a term used within the freight and logistics industry when an LTL carrier assigns  a single tariff classification for freight that would typically run under several NMFC codes.

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supply chain management | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | Foreign Trade Zone | FTZ | In-Bond Shipping

Definition of Shipping Commodity In-Bond within United States

By: Rick LaGore
July 12th, 2019

Shipping In-Bond What is meant by shipping a commodity in-bond is the product is moving within the United States borders, but has not yet been cleared through the US Customs processes to officially enter the US government authority to be consumed by citizens or companies domiciled in the US.

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ltl | LTL rates | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy | nmfc codes

NMFC LTL Freight Codes Defined & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 11th, 2019

What Are LTL NMFC Codes The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) tariff to classify all commodities into 18 different freight classes between 50 and 500. 

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motor carrier | motor freight | safety | FMCSA | commercial carriers

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)?

By: Anna Young
July 10th, 2019

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)  The FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, came out of the Federal Highway Administration in 2000 in order to best protect against and limit motor carrier related fatalities and injuries on US highways.

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - July 9, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
July 9th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.8% over the prior week.  

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