InTek Freight and Logistics Blog
InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.
Practicing Good Logistics
The Aerodynamics of Freight Shipping
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.
Qualifying for a Logistics Career
Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis
How a Supply Chain Is Like a Race
2022 Supply Chain & Port Status Updates - May
Fuel for Freight and Logistics
The Logistics of the Indy 500
How Supply Chain Issues Are Affecting the Indy 500 and Indy Car
Freight and Logistics - A 'Mini' Marathon, Not a Sprint
How Fast Is Freight Shipping?
How to Implement a Sustainable Supply Chain
What Are the Three Elements of Supply Chain Sustainability?
What Is the Polluter Pays Principle?
Consumers and Sustainability
What Are Sustainable Logistics Practices?
Can Sustainability Be Profitable?
What Is a Circular Supply Chain?
What Is SmartWay Certified?
How Does Global Warming Affect Shipping and Transportation?
Are ports prepared for sea level rise?
Air Freight vs Ocean Freight Carbon Footprint & Environmental Impact
Why Should Shippers Care About Sustainability?
How Intermodal Freight Can Reduce Shippers' Carbon Footprint
The Logistics of Vaccines and PPE
What Are Logistics in Healthcare?
What Are Blocking and Bracing?
Do Supply Chains Include Manufacturing?
Shipping steel and aluminum coils
What Is Retail Supply Chain Management?
Inland Ports and Retail Imports - A Matching Pair
Shipping Clothing Along the Fashion Supply Chain
A Guide to Produce Season Freight & Logistics
What Is the Food & Beverage Supply Chain?
What Is the Supply Chain in the Automotive Industry?
Do Tech Companies Have a Supply Chain?
Preparing for Cyber Attack: Logistics & Transportation Cybersecurity
What Is a Shipper of Choice? - And How to Become One
What Is IPI in Shipping? About Interior or Inland Point Intermodal
What is dwell in shipping and how does it impact freight rates?
What Does SSL Mean in Logistics?
What Is Drayage?
What Is a Freight Hold?
What's the Difference Between a Terminal and Port?
What Is a Chassis in Freight?
Supply Chain and Port Status Updates - Early 2022
The Logistics of Super Bowl Apparel
Valentine's Day Shipping & Logistics
Lunar New Year, Olympics & Covid - A Supply Chain Trifecta in China
Why Does a Freight Broker Need a Surety Bond?
InTek Increases TIA Surety Bond to $250k, Is TIA Performance Certified
How to reduce freight costs
Spot Rates vs. Contract Rates - A Freight & Shipping Comparison
What freight rates to include in your budget
How to Prepare a Freight and Logistics RFP
How do you budget shipping costs?
Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies for 2022
Logistics and Supply Chain Trends: 2022 and Beyond
Returns and Reverse Logistics
When will the supply chain recover?
What is the purpose of a container ship in the supply chain
Inside The Warehouse Supply Chain Crunch
Port Charges, Demurrage, TMF & More: A Paying at the Port Primer
How to Measure Logistics Performance in the New Normal
A Freight and Logistics Christmas Poem
It's Time to Develop a 3PL Strategy
What Is The Advantage of Transloading?
4 Tips for Shipper/Receiver Etiquette at Loading Docks and Beyond
How to Protect Freight from Freezing this Winter
How Do Labor Shortages Impact Shipping
Holiday Shopping and the Retail Supply Chain
2022 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)
2022 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)
2022 Best Intermodal Companies (And How to Choose)
Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2022 (& How to Choose The Best)
2022 Best Truckload Companies (And How to Choose)
2022 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies
2022 Best Managed Transportation Companies (And How to Choose)
Why Rising Freight and Shipping Costs Affect Consumer Prices
2022 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages
InTek Freight & Logistics Inc is 3rd Fastest Growing Company in 2021
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY - Sep 24, 2021
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY - Sept 17, 2021
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY - Sep 3, 2021
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY - Sep 10, 2021
INTERMODAL NEWS & UPDATES IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS TODAY - Aug 27, 2021
Railcar Services & the Types of Equipment Used by Commodity
Peak Shipping Season: Comprehensive Look Into How to Manage Successfully
Reasons for Outbound Freight Capacity Shortages in SoCal - Los Angeles
How to Get Your Outbound Chicago Freight Moving Again
How to Get Your Outbound SoCal - Los Angeles Freight Moving Again
Can't Find Intermodal Capacity: Reasons Why Per Major IMDL Rail Ramp
Top 6 Actions Shippers Can Take to Lessen Truckload Capacity Challenges
How TOFC Intermodal Helps Shippers Challenged with Truckload Capacity
Freight Broker vs. Freight Agent: What is the Difference?
Freight Mini-Bids: What’s Their Purpose and When to Use
Learn Why Executing Your Freight RFQ Should NOT Be Done During 4th Qtr
Why Mid-Sized Freight Brokers Have Freight Capacity When Others Do Not
How to Avoid Selecting the Wrong Freight Broker for Your Business
Ray Brezden Joins InTek Freight to Lead Intermodal & Truckload Sales Team
Benefits of Partnering with a Non-Asset IMC Intermodal Provider
Spot Freight Quote: What to Know & Reasons Why Prices Vary by Provider
InTek's Domestic ISO Intermodal Container Reposition Program
Logistics and Supply Chain Trends: 2021 and Beyond
Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide
Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison
Intermodal Options Beyond JB Hunt, Hub Group, Schneider, XPO & Swift
How Cold Weather Can Potentially Impact Intermodal Freight Shipments
Domestic Intermodal Container Market Share by Railroad and IMC
InTek Freight & Logistics Announced as a SmartWay Transport Partner
Why Outsourcing Freight Management Improves Jobs, Not Causes You to Lose Them
Getting Started Using Intermodal with InTek Freight & Logistics
Temp Controlled Intermodal Reduces Freight Cost & Increases Capacity
Real-Time & Accurate Freight Shipment Visibility with InTek
ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words
Freight Capacity & Price Benefits with 40' & 45' Intermodal Service
Rail Freight Logistics Services: What to Know & How-to Get Most Value
Freight Management Service Solutions Help Mid-Sized Companies Compete
Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers
What Shippers Need to Know About Cheapest, Lowest & Best Freight Rates
Pros & Cons of Working with Mid-Sized vs. Large Logistics Company
Shelli Austin Re-Elected to IANA Board of Directors & Vice Chairman
Blocking & Bracing for Intermodal Freight Shipments
Harmonic Vibration Impact on Intermodal Freight Shipments
Best Logistics & Supply Chain KPI & Metrics Companies Should Monitor
Pros and Cons of a Freight & Logistics 3PL Managed TMS Service
SaaS TMS vs. Cloud TMS: What's the Difference & Which is Better for Your Company
Top 12 TMS Implementation Best Practices to Prevent Failure
What is the Legal Weight Shippers Permitted to Load Cargo?
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Analysis Key to TMS Buying Selection Process
Top 6 Cloud TMS Implementation Challenges During COVID-19
Top 7 Remote Project Management TMS Implementation Essentials
Should Your Company Purchase & Implement a TMS System During COVID-19?
Restricted & Prohibited Intermodal Commodities: What You Need to Know
Definition of OS&D (And How-To Successfully File a Freight Claim)
How-To Eliminate LTL Damage and OS&D Claims
Intek Receives Carrier of the Year Award from Guitar Center
Advantages of Outsourcing Your Freight Logistics to an LSP
Benefits of Intermodal Transportation. (Beyond the Typical List)
Headhaul vs Backhaul Freight Market: Why it Matters for Pricing
Consignee vs Consignor: What's the Difference When Shipping Freight?
Pros & Cons of Using Intermodal for Your Company's Shipments
2019 Class I Railroad Year End Volume Statistics
JB Hunt's Intermodal Model vs Class I Railroads: Pros and Cons of Each
Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models
Pros & Cons of Using Truckload for Your Company’s Shipments
How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP
What is the Difference in Prepaid & Add and Collect Freight
Warehouse Management System (WMS) Benefits & Importance to Shipping
Top 10 Transportation Management Software (TMS) Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid
MercuryGate TMS Strategic Software Partners
Top 15 Benefits of a Cloud-Based TMS System
What is a Drop Shipment & What Are the Benefits
Functional Components of Best Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
Ways a TMS Benefits a Company's Supply Chain
TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations
Warehouse vs. Distribution Center Explained
Definition of LTL Volume Shipment Rate Quotes
Definition of a Blind Shipment
Methods to Secure Freight Cargo
Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO): Definition & Importance
Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits
SmartWay Certification Explained
Sustainable Supply Chain Explained
FAK (Freight All Kinds) Defined & Benefits to Shippers
Definition of Shipping Commodity In-Bond within United States
NMFC LTL Freight Codes Defined & Why Important
What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)?
Carmack Amendment Explained in Detail
InTek Freight & Logistics Receives 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award
Freight Cargo Insurance Policy Types Explained
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification System Explained
What are Container Freight Stations (CFS): Purpose & Benefits
Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics
Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important
Definition and Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
What is CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?
Bill of Lading (BOL) Defined & Its Importance
Top 10 Benefits of Nearshoring
IPI Freight Definition and Best Practices
Importance of Order-to-Cash Cycle in Logistics & Supply Chain
What is Omnichannel Distribution: Types and Challenges Explained
Overview of Incoterms Defined
Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project - Spot
Freight Motor Carrier Defined in 100 Words
What is the Difference in Logistics & Supply Chain?
What Is Supply Chain & Why is It Important?
Importance of an Inbound Freight Routing Guide
Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Defined in 100 Words
What is a Transportation Management Software (TMS) System?
Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges in 100 Words
What is Managed Transportation Services & Its Benefits?
Definition of Logistics
Definition of Third Party Logistics Company (3PL) in 100 Words
Definition of Freight Consolidation & Benefits in 100 Words
Reefer Freight Defined in 100 Words
Definition of a Freight Broker
When to Use a Freight Broker in Your Logistics Strategy
Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Freight