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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

Anna Young

Anna - Marketing & Supply Chain Intern for InTek Freight & Logistics, a company focused on being the place where companies come when faced with a logistics problem.

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US - Mexico Cross Border Intermodal | Incoterms | International Trade

Incoterms Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 25th, 2019

Definition of Incoterms Incoterms, an abbreviation for international commercial terms, outline the details on how an international trade will occur.

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intermodal rates | contract rates | spot rates | freight spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines | motor freight | project rates

Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project - Spot

By: Anna Young
June 24th, 2019

Methods of Freight Pricing - Contract, Spot or Project There is more to a freight rate than the dollar figure given by a freight provider that is then input to a spreadsheet equation.

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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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truckload | Managed Transportation Services | motor carrier | freight capacity | motor freight

Freight Motor Carrier Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 23rd, 2019

Definition of a Motor Carrier A motor carrier is an asset-based trucking entity that transports property for compensation.  

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3PL | LSP | logistics service provider

Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 19th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Logistics Service Providers, or 3PL (third-party logistics) providers, are outsource entities shippers leverage to manage a company's warehousing, distribution and transportation of freight.

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TMS | Managed TMS | transportation management system | transportation management software | Cloud TMS

Transportation Management Software (TMS) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 18th, 2019

Definition of Transportation Software (TMS) A TMS is the software platform that companies use to manage their freight and logistics activities.

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intermodal, accessorials | Accessorials | Truckload Accessorials | LTL Accessorials | Freight Accessorials

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges:  Accessorial freight charges are fees added to a shipper’s freight invoice for services the motor freight carrier performed beyond the standard pick-up and delivery operation designated at the time a shipment is tendered.  The additional charges cover a wide variety of services outside of the line haul charge and fuel surcharge that are in connection with the transportation of goods.

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3PL | TMS | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | LSP

Managed Transportation Services Solution Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.  

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Intermodal | refrigerated temp control | temp control | refeer freight

Reefer Freight Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Reefer Freight Reefer freight refers to refrigerated and temperature controlled freight movements and equipment used to transport perishables or other temp-controlled freight.

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ltl | shippers | flat bed | Freight Broker | motor carrier | truckload broker

Freight Broker Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 11th, 2019

Definition of Freight Broker A freight broker is an individual or company that is contracted by a shipper to be a liaison between the shipper and a motor carrier to facilitate the movement of their property from origin to destination by accessing its vast network of carrier relationships.

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ltl | ltl consolidation | transportation management system | transportation management software | Less-Than-Truckload

Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 9th, 2019

Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) LTL is used when a shipper has more than a parcel shipment, but less than a full truckload.

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