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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 - Oct 15, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
October 16th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.3% over the prior week.  

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truckload | truckload rates | ltl | FTL | Full-truckload | Less-Than-Truckload

2020 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
October 14th, 2019

We talk with shippers daily about LTL, truckload and truckload brokerage potential service solutions. And this should be expected with over 50% of the freight spend in the US is with these two modes of service.

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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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logistics | supply chain | transportation management system | transportation management software | TMS benefits | MercuryGate

Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

One of the very first questions a transportation management software (TMS) technology buyer needs to answer is: what type of architecture do they want to operate? The importance of this question cannot be underestimated, as it drives cost, functionality and benefits.

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Oct 8, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 2.2% over the prior week.  

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truckload | truckload rates | FTL | Full-truckload

Pro’s & Con’s of Using Truckload for Your Company’s Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 8th, 2019

We talk with shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every day throughout the year as they walk through their buying process and needs.

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Oct 1, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
October 1st, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.3% over the prior week.  

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Sept 24, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
September 25th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.1% over the prior week.  

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Intermodal | truckload | Freight Capacity Challenges

How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP

By: Rick LaGore
September 24th, 2019

CFO's are demanding better performance after watching their freight budgets balloon to all-time highs. A freight RFP is one of the least favorite, although one that needs to be discussed and improved by many shippers to obtain the best results.   The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a solve to equation to determine the spend for next year is a time tested process that needs to be challenged.  While freight is thought of as a commodity, there is more to it and the Excel spreadsheet RFP driven down from the top misses the target before the arrow is even pull from the quiver.  Today's dynamic freight and logistics cost and pricing environment requires strategic planning; execution to the strategy; measurements to the goals; analysis against industry benchmarks; and continuous improvement.   

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Sept 18, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
September 19th, 2019

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

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Incoterms | International Trade | PrePaid & Add | FOB | Collect Freight

What is the Difference in Prepaid & Add and Collect Freight

By: Rick LaGore
September 15th, 2019

Prepaid and add, along with collect are freight billing terms, although some confuse the subject with the transfer of ownership and liability occur between the seller and buyer. In this article we will cover prepaid & add and collect billing terms, along with their relationship to FOB and INCOTERMS. 

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