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.
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.
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.
Let’s face it, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the hardest freight modes to get “right.”
Freight pricing is the number one topic discussed, whether a buyer, seller or freight market analyst. As we shared in the comprehensive article entitled Freight Costs: An Insider’s Look on Freight Pricing Buyers Should Know there are numerous factors that drive a freight rate either up or down.
What's the Difference in a Consignor and Consignee when Shipping Freight? Every freight transaction involves two parties: consignor and consignee. The terms consignor and consignee are often flipped in people’s minds, so why doesn’t the freight industry not just use shipper and receiver. We’ll get back to that question shortly, but let’s start with the definitions of both.
Intermodal transportation continues to be a somewhat misunderstood freight mode. Unfortunately, this causes some shippers to not incorporate intermodal into their freight and logistics strategy.
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InTek Freight & Logistics Capacity Solutions Division made the decision over a decade ago that it wanted to be the place where shippers could come to get the best service and capacity for intermodal possible. The result of putting that stake in the ground meant that we were deciding to compete directly with the largest and best funded intermodal transportation providers, JB Hunt Intermodal, answer questions on price, service, capacity, etc.
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.
We talk with shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every day throughout the year as they walk through their buying process and needs.