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Managed Transportation Services | freight management

How Much Does Managed Transportation Services Cost? A Comprehensive Pricing Guide

By: Rick LaGore
November 16th, 2018

People connect with us every day on our managed transportation services to ask various questions about how the solution can help them.  While the questions vary, the one question on everyone's list is how much it costs to bring a managed TM solution to their organization.

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Nov 12 2018

By: Rick LaGore
November 14th, 2018

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal and truckload spot market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased -0.6% over 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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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | intermodal spot rate index trendlines | intermodal spot rates

Intermdal Spot Rates Decrease - Nov 5 2018

By: Rick LaGore
November 6th, 2018

The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased -0.9% over prior week. 

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Intermdal Spot Rates Decrease - October 30 2018

By: Rick LaGore
October 31st, 2018

The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased -0.9% over prior week. 

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Managed Freight Services | Managed Transportation Services | Managed TMS

Reasons Why Shippers Select Managed Transportation Services

By: Rick LaGore
October 29th, 2018

Outsourcing non-core competencies has been a long-standing business strategy, but for many shippers the decision to outsource freight activities brings on a number of anxieties starting with the perception of losing of control of what the C-Suite believes should be a core internal competency and continues from there.  While some shippers may be anxious over the decision to outsource freight activities, the larger market is not and the practice is far more common than others think.  Today's logistics technology and business processes within the managed transportation space makes outsourcing seamless to the shipper and its customer base, while providing significant value in price, capacity, market knowledge and overall supply chain performance. 

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | Freight Capacity Challenges | intermodal spot rates

Commentary on the Current State of Intermodal & Truckload Spot Rates

By: Rick LaGore
October 23rd, 2018

The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.4% over prior week. 

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | intermodal spot rates

Intermodal Spot Rate Index Increased - Oct 15, 2018

By: Rick LaGore
October 19th, 2018

The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.6% over prior week. 

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Intermodal Spot Rate Index Decreased - Oct 8, 2018

By: Rick LaGore
October 12th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index decreased 2.5% over prior week. 

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Intermodal | truckload | Freight Capacity Challenges

How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP

By: Rick LaGore
September 28th, 2018

CFO's are demanding better performance after watching their freight budgets balloon to all-time highs. The annual freight RFP season is just about upon us and after a difficult year where freight budgets were in the red thought there is no better time to start a discuss how shippers can improve their RFP process to obtain better results and then successfully execute operationally once the awards are sent to the carrier community.   The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a solve to equation 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 pull from the quiver.  Today's dynamic environment requires strategic planning; execution to the strategy; measurements to the goals; analysis against industry benchmarks; and continuous improvement.  

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | intermodal spot rates

Intermodal Spot Rates Increase Slightly - Sept 25 2018

By: Rick LaGore
September 25th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 1.6% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 19.3% increased, 13.2% decreased and 67.5% went unchanged.  

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