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

Definition of OS&D (And How-To Successfully File a Freight Claim)

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2020

Definition of OS&D LTL Claims OS&D is the abbreviation for over, short and damage, which is best described in detail below:

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LTL

How-To Eliminate LTL Damage and OS&D Claims

By: Rick LaGore
August 16th, 2020

LTL shipments have earned the reputation for being susceptible to damage, loss and shortages, which is better known as OS&D (Over Short & Damage).

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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

Intek Receives Carrier of the Year Award from Guitar Center

By: Rick LaGore
August 14th, 2020

InTek Freight & Logistics provides 53' domestic intermodal capacity for Guitar Center's Brownsburg, Indiana facility.

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Advantages of Outsourcing Your Freight Logistics to an LSP

By: Rick LaGore
July 7th, 2020

Outsourcing logistics services puts the day-to-day execution in the hands of trusted logistics experts that frees up a shipper's resources and capital to focus on their competitive advantage and growth.  According to a recent Armstrong & Associates report, ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies use third-party logistics providers (3PL) for outsourced logistics and supply chain services, which is a strong endorsement to the value in outsourcing to a logistics service provider (LSP).   

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Truckload | LTL

2020 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

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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Truckload

2020 Best Truckload Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every year in sales calls, blog discussions, social media and through our participation on leading industry panels sponsored by the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association).  

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Intermodal Transportation

Benefits of Intermodal Transportation. (Beyond the Typical List)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

Domestic 53' intermodal continues to outpace the freight industry in growth because of its benefits are numerous, yet many shippers still sit on the sidelines.

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Truckload | Freight Broker | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2020 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements.  In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.   

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2020 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

Managed transportation services continue to be the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to optimize their supply chain performance against the challenging backdrop of rising freight rates, tight truck capacity, along with changing and more challenging customer requirements.

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LTL

2020 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

Let’s face it, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the hardest freight modes to get “right.”  

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