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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.

How does food get to the grocery store?

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

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.

InTek President Shelli Austin Receives Women in Supply Chain Award

Tentative Agreement Averts Railroad Strike - What's Next

Railroad Strike Status & Supply Chain Updates - September

InTek Freight & Logistics Renews EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Why food freight is still moving

The Railroad-Related Origins of Labor Day, Plus a Rail Labor Update

Hurricane Disaster Relief, FEMA and Freight

Three Unions Agree to Railroad Labor Deal, Others Still Negotiating

How Does Hurricane Season Impact Freight?

What Does It Mean to Outsource Logistics?

What Is Reefer Intermodal?

The Key Role of Drayage Trucking in Intermodal

Railroad Labor Negotiation Update

InTek Freight & Logistics Ranks No. 1541 on 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Why to Consider Transloading vs. Traditional Intermodal

The Advantage of Access to Private Intermodal Containers

How Chassis Are Holding Up the Intermodal Freight Market

What Is the Meaning of Intermodal in Shipping?

E-Commerce and Holiday Logistics

When Could a Railroad Strike Occur?

Expedited and LTL Freight During Peak Season

What Is the AB5 Protest and What Does the Law Mean for Supply Chains?

If Spot Rates Are Down, Why Are Freight Costs Still High?

Unpacking a Potential Freight Rail Strike

Why Christmas in July Exists and Why Freight Pros Should Take Notice

Population and Supply Chains

Four Things That Are Different About Holiday Freight Season

3 Lessons to Learn from the Freight Season of Christmas Past

Recapping Holiday Freight Shipping Season

Does Peak Freight Season Still Exist?

Inflation and Shipping Freight

InTek Named to IBJ Fast 25 for Second Straight Year

How Diesel Prices Affect Freight Shipping

Be Prepared for Peak Shipping Season Costs

School's Out for the Summer, Time for Back to School Shipping

Where's the Beef? The Logistics of Beef Shipping

Forecasting Freight Demand

Shipping in the Summer Heat

A Primer on Summer Freight Shipping Season

Checking in on Summer Freight Spot Rates

Will There Be a 2022 Dockworker Strike at West Coast Ports?

What Is a Milk Run?

The Origins of Logistics Terms and Carb Day

Practicing Good Logistics

The Aerodynamics of Freight Shipping

Qualifying for a Logistics Career

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