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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 | 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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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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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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Headhaul vs Backhaul Freight Market: Why it Matters for Pricing

By: Rick LaGore
January 31st, 2020

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.  

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Consignee vs Consignor: What's the Difference When Shipping Freight?

By: Rick LaGore
January 25th, 2020

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.

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Intermodal Transportation

Pros & Cons of Using Intermodal for Your Company's Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
January 18th, 2020

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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Intermodal Transportation

2019 Class I Railroad Year End Volume Statistics

By: Rick LaGore
December 30th, 2019

Final Year End Class 1 Railroad Volume Statitics

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Intermodal Transportation

JB Hunt's Intermodal Model vs Class I Railroads: Pros and Cons of Each

By: Rick LaGore
November 25th, 2019

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.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Transportation Management System

Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

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.

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Truckload

Pros & Cons of Using Truckload for Your Company’s Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 8th, 2019

We talk with shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every day throughout the year as they walk through their buying process and needs.

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