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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.

Rick LaGore

Rick is the co-founder and CEO of InTek Freight & Logistics, a company focused on being the place where companies come when faced with a logistics problem.

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - June 25, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
June 25th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.4% over the prior week.  

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3PL | logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | LSP | logistics service provider

Difference in Supply Chain & Logistics Defined in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Difference in Supply Chain and Logistics A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into salable products.  

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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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3PL | supply chain | supply chain management | LSP | logistics service provider

Supply Chain Defined in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Definition of Supply Chain A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into a salable products.  

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inbound supply chain managment | inbound transportation managment | inbound freight management | vendor management | Routing Guide

Routing Guide Explained in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 20th, 2019

Definition of Freight Routing Guide  An inbound freight routing guide outlines the rules of engagement between a company and its vendors.

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - June 18 2019

By: Rick LaGore
June 19th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.6% over the prior week.  

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inbound freight management | logistics | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | managed TM

Definition of Logistics in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Logistics and logistics management is a subset of processes that fall under supply chain management that plans, executes, reports and coordinates the movement of goods within an organization’s network of stakeholders that include:

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3PL | logistics | third party logistics

Definition of Third Party Logistics Company (3PL) in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Third Party Logistics Company (3PL)  A third-party logistics company (3PL) offers outsourced logistics and supply chain service solutions for shippers.  A company can outsource all or just a portion of their logistics requirements.

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

Definition of Freight Consolidation & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Freight Consolidation Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy where a shipper combines multiple shipments within a particular geographic region into a single shipment container that is then line hauled to a destination point where the smaller shipments that were part of the consolidation are broken down and shipped to their final destination or the single shipment is delivered directly through to final destination. Quick Video Demonstrating Consolidation & Pool Points

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - June 12 2019

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.5% over prior week.  

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truckload | truckload rates | Freight Broker | logistics service provider | FTL | truckload broker

When to Use a Freight Broker in Your Logistics Strategy

By: Rick LaGore
June 9th, 2019

A common question for both large and small shippers is whether they should engage a freight broker to help them fulfill their freight and logistics requirements.  

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