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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

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Transportation Management System

Benefits of a Cloud-Based TMS System

By: Anna Young
July 29th, 2019

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are known to have several functional components to leverage a competitive advantage for logistics professionals. 

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Warehousing & Distribution

What is a Drop Shipment and What Are the Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 28th, 2019

Definition of Drop Shipping  Drop shipping is when a seller ships its customers' orders direct from its supplier's warehouse.

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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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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Functional Components of Best Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

By: Anna Young
July 24th, 2019

Transportation Management Systems can be leveraged within every company's supply chain to drive a for competitive advantages, whether a shipper, broker or logistics service provider.  

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Ways a TMS Benefits a Company's Supply Chain

By: Anna Young
July 23rd, 2019

How a TMS Can Benefit Your Supply Chain In the blog entitled TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations, we briefly touched upon the benefits a transportation management system can bring to a supply chain, but we aim to provide more in-depth commentary on the topic. 

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

TMS Market Size & Growth Expectations

By: Anna Young
July 22nd, 2019

Transportation Management System (TMS) Market Expectations Companies are expected to be implementing TMS software at an increasingly faster pace, which is having many professionals in the transportation management software market believing the TMS software market is set up to grow exponentially. 

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Warehousing & Distribution

Warehouse vs. Distribution Center Explained

By: Anna Young
July 21st, 2019

Just as logistics professionals use some industry terms interchangeably, the same misconception is found when using “warehouse” and “distribution center.” 

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Truckload | LTL

Definition of LTL Volume Shipment Rate Quotes

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of Volume Shipment Rates Volume shipping quotes are used for LTL shipments that fall outside the normal less-than-truckload parameters, yet shipment is not large enough for a full truckload.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of a Blind Shipment

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of a Blind Shipment A blind shipment is when consignee / receiver of the shipment is not aware of the shipper or its origin.

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Truckload

Methods to Secure Freight Cargo

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

The logistics of transporting heavy machinery and other cargo are always complex. For starters, the act of moving a piece of heavy equipment, such as a CNC machine, out of its current space is a complex feat of physics and planning. From there, the machine must be loaded onto the first mile carrier, potentially moved to a ship or cargo plane, and finally transported to its end location where it must be unloaded and set up.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO): Definition & Importance

By: Anna Young
July 17th, 2019

Definition of BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BCO, beneficial cargo owner, is the party that ultimately owns the product being shipped.

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