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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.

Practicing Good Logistics

The Aerodynamics of Freight Shipping

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.

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







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