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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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ltl | LTL rates | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy | nmfc codes

NMFC LTL Freight Codes Defined & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 11th, 2019

What Are LTL NMFC Codes The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) tariff to classify all commodities into 18 different freight classes between 50 and 500. 

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

InTek Freight & Logistics Receives 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award

By: Rick LaGore
July 8th, 2019

InTek Freight & Logistics has been selected for the 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award in the Logistics Service category by the Indianapolis Award Program.  This is the second consecutive year InTek has received this award.

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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 | supply chain management | freight forwarder | CFS | IPI Freight | Container Freight Station

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined in 100 Words A container freight station is a distribution facility where import and export shipments are consolidated and de-consolidated.

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Intermodal | truckload | supply chain management | Freight Broker

Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 4th, 2019

Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.  

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Definition and Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

By: Rick LaGore
July 3rd, 2019

Definition of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) A United States foreign trade zone is a designated area that is authorized by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where commercial product receives the same treatment as if it were outside the US.

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logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container | CFS

IPI Freight Definition and Best Practices

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of IPI Freight or Interior Point Intermodal IPI freight is used to define inbound freight moves from a port to a shipper’s door within the interior of the country via a domestic or international intermodal container.

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Intermodal | logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | Managed TMS | logistics service provider | transportation management services

Importance of Order-to-Cash Cycle in Logistics & Supply Chain

By: Rick LaGore
June 27th, 2019

The order-to-cash cycle is the set of business processes associated with receiving a customer order through to the customer’s payment.

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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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