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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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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2021 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
June 1st, 2021

Let’s face it, the freight audit and pay process is one of the least favorite tasks within the logistics industry.  One would think moving freight from anywhere in the country to anywhere in the country on any given day comes with challenges that would never approach paying a bill, but that is just not the case.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How to Get Your Outbound Chicago Freight Moving Again

By: Rick LaGore
May 27th, 2021

Shippers all across the US are struggling to meet the demands their supply chains are requiring to bring products from the western port cities to the interior of the US to meet their consumer orders. 

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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 | Intermodal Transportation

How to Get Your Outbound SoCal - Los Angeles Freight Moving Again

By: Rick LaGore
May 22nd, 2021

If you are struggling to find outbound freight capacity from Los Angeles, you are not alone. Shippers all across the US are struggling to meet the demands their supply chains are requiring to bring products from the western port cities to the interior of the US to meet their consumer orders.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Can't Find Intermodal Capacity: Reasons Why Per Major IMDL Rail Ramp

By: Rick LaGore
May 20th, 2021

We are living in unprecedented times with the world slowly recovering from the COVID-19 global pandemic.   The effects on supply chains have been felt far and wide with demand coming in different forms of consumer purchases favoring goods over services and online buying.  As a result, the freight network is out of balance, and demand for trucks to move product is significantly higher than the supply motor carriers, freight brokers and logistics companies have to service the requirements, which has truckload pricing at all-time highs.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Top 6 Actions Shippers Can Take to Lessen Truckload Capacity Challenges

By: Rick LaGore
May 13th, 2021

For three of the last four years, shippers have been struggling with 53’ freight capacity challenges brought on by weather disruptions, economic swings, labor shortages, equipment shortages and the COVID19 global pandemic.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How TOFC Intermodal Helps Shippers Challenged with Truckload Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
May 12th, 2021

It is not new news that shippers all across the US are struggling to find cost competitive 53’ OTR truckload and domestic intermodal freight capacity to move their products.  The struggle of shippers’ demand outstriping freight providers’ supply is best illustrated in the elevated truckload spot rate market, which is one of the best market examples of the law of supply and demand that indicates prices rise when there is greater demand for a product or service than supply.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Freight Broker vs. Freight Agent: What is the Difference?

By: Rick LaGore
April 9th, 2021

In the article entitled 10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company we addressed the questions shippers should ask and explore before aligning with a freight broker.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Freight Mini-Bids: What’s Their Purpose and When to Use

By: Rick LaGore
March 27th, 2021

The biggest constant in the freight industry is change and the freight mini-bid has become the tool of choice by logistics professionals as a way to navigate the volatility found in the dynamic freight market that thrives at the intersection of supply and demand.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Learn Why Executing Your Freight RFQ Should NOT Be Done During 4th Qtr

By: Rick LaGore
March 4th, 2021

Like clockwork, every 4th quarter fills freight and logistics companies email boxes with freight requests for quotes (RFP’s), but why?  

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Why Mid-Sized Freight Brokers Have Freight Capacity When Others Do Not

By: Rick LaGore
February 25th, 2021

Conventional wisdom for many shippers is the largest freight brokers are the logistics companies with the only keys to the trucking capacity castle.

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