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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.

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

Blocking & Bracing for Intermodal Freight Shipments

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.

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

2020 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

2020 Best Truckload Companies (And How to Choose)

Benefits of Intermodal Transportation. (Beyond the Typical List)

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2020 (& How to Choose The Best)

2020 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages

2020 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)

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

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

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

Truckload (FTL) Defined in 100 Words

Detention, Demurrage, Per Diem and Storage Accessorials Defined in 100 Words

Intermodal Transportation Services & Intermodal Market Size Defined

What is an Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC)?

Class I, II & III Railroads Defined in 100 Words

Top 5 Freight Mode Acronym Definitions You Need to Know in Logistics

Intek Awarded Logistics Excellence at PaperWorks Carrier Event

Video: Shelli Austin on Overcoming Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges

Options to Access Rail and Intermodal for Capacity & Logistics Savings

Best Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Cost Savings Guide

Best Practices for Implementing an Inbound Freight Program Successfully

Transportation Management System (TMS): Functionality, Benefits & Implementation Guide

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Comprehensive Guide

How-to Negotiate & Execute Best Freight Rates: Comprehensive Guide

Intermodal Transportation Process Walkthrough: From Start to Shipped

Refrigerated Intermodal for Temp Control Shippers

Top 10 Benefits of LTL Freight Consolidation and How-to Implement

Why Diversification of Truckload & Intermodal is Key to Logistics Success

Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison

Intermodal Transportation - Beginners Guide and FAQ's

Cross Border Shipments US-Mexico-Canada: How-to & Cost Considerations

Top 10 Intermodal Misconceptions: What You Need to Know

Cost of Freight Accessorial Charges: Definitions & Tips on How-to Avoid

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

Logistics Service Providers vs Motor Carriers: Comparing the Differences

Top 5 Expedited Freight Companies (and Expedited Service How-to Guide)

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

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

Inbound Freight Management Services: Top 10 Benefits & Why Often Overlooked

2020 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Best Logistics in Indianapolis

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Helping MercuryGate TMS Growth

Cost of Intermodal Transportation Services (Rates, Fees & Variables)

Comparison between Freight Broker and Managed Transportation Services Freight Operation Models

Comparing Truckload vs Intermodal: 11 Differences Shippers Should Know

2020 Best Managed Transportation Companies (And How to Choose)

2020 Best Intermodal Companies (And How to Choose)

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

Top 12 Benefits of Managed Transportation Services

Reduce LTL Costs Through Big Data Optimization

Looking for Intermodal Capacity

"Product Freight" is Different than "People Freight", yet Marketers Treat the Same?

Demurrage, Detention, Per Diem & Storage - Definitions & How to Avoid

Warehouse Yard Management Brings Cost Saving Opportunities

Warehouse Inventory Moves - There is Another Way

10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company

Intermodal Claim & Insurance Information Outlined

What is a Freight Broker & The Value They Bring

Trans-Pacific Import Freight Cost Savings with 53' Containers

The Intermodal Container: History, Importance & Impact

What is Transloading? How to Successfully Integrate it into Your Transportation Plan

Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC) - (Definition, Purpose & Value)

Christmas Tree Shipping via Intermodal Transportation

Shipping Nursery Stock via Intermodal Rail

Intermodal Drop Container Pool Programs

How to Ship Intermodal Without Damage

Shipping Steel Via Intermodal

Intermodal Weight - The Most Common Issue for Shippers