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InTek Freight and Logistics solves the cost, capacity and service equation for shippers.

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 | intermodal transportation | logistics | intermodal freight

Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
March 18th, 2019

As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we often hear from shippers, “we only work with asset intermodal providers".  

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

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - March 12 2019

By: Rick LaGore
March 13th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 2.3% over prior week. 

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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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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | logistics | intermodal freight

Intermodal Transportation - Beginners Guide and FAQ's

By: Rick LaGore
March 11th, 2019

We talk to hundreds of companies a year about their logistics and supply chain teams.

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Mexico intermodal | US - Mexico Cross Border Intermodal | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | Mexico Shipping | canada interm | Canada Shipping

Cross Border Shipments US-Mexico-Canada: How-to & Cost Considerations

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2019

Today’s world requires companies to operate increasingly complex supply chains to optimize their results.  This new world view challenges shippers with import and export obstacles they have not previously had to negotiate, as both customers and suppliers do not all reside within the confines of the United States.

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - March 5 2019

By: Rick LaGore
March 5th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 4.5% over prior week. 

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | intermodal marketing company | intermodal freight

Top 10 Intermodal Misconceptions: What You Need to Know

By: Rick LaGore
March 5th, 2019

What do you think of when you hear the word intermodal …slow, unreliable, complicated?

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

Cost of Freight Accessorial Charges: Definitions & Tips on How-to Avoid

By: Rick LaGore
March 4th, 2019

One of the least favorite topics of any logistics team, whether a shipper or freight service provider, is accessorial charges.  The reason people dislike accessorial fees is they have an immediate impact on the bottom line and a negative impact on service.

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Feb 26 2019

By: Rick LaGore
February 26th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 0.7% over prior week. 

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intermodal rates | truckload rates | intermodal spot rates | freight spot rates | LTL rates

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
February 21st, 2019

Logistics and supply chain decisions have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and its success to achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

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Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - Feb 18 2019

By: Rick LaGore
February 21st, 2019

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

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