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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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Logistics & Supply Chain

Logistics and Supply Chain Trends: 2021 and Beyond

By: Rick LaGore
January 9th, 2021

Every year predictions are made on what the coming year is to be.  Some of the predictions come true; others never see the light of day; and still others never make the list of predictions, yet weigh heavily on the year.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
January 4th, 2021

Logistics and supply chain decisions have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and its success to achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

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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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
December 30th, 2020

As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we often hear from shippers, “we only work with asset intermodal providers".  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Options Beyond JB Hunt, Hub Group, Schneider, XPO & Swift

By: Rick LaGore
December 22nd, 2020

For years, InTek has been laser focused on domestic intermodal as an alternative to truckload options for price and capacity requirements.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

How Cold Weather Can Potentially Impact Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

We are constantly being bombarded by articles telling us trucking capacity is tight or will soon be tight and they go on to give numerous reasons why it is the case this time around.  These constant hits have jaded many of us to a point that they are considered marketing material used by the freight community to justify higher prices, but for others it causes them to look for alternatives for their 53’ freight capacity requirements.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Domestic Intermodal Container Market Share by Railroad and IMC

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

The truckload marketplace is a highly fragmented market with  700,000 motor carrier companies, with 91.0% operating 6 or fewer trucks and 97.3% operating fewer than 20 trucks. 

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Logistics & Supply Chain

InTek Freight & Logistics Announced as a SmartWay Transport Partner

By: Rick LaGore
December 13th, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes InTek Freight & Logistics into its SmartWay Agency program of roughly four thousand (4,000) motor carriers and freight logistics providers.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS

Why Outsourcing Freight Management Improves Job, Not Cause You to Lose It

By: Rick LaGore
December 13th, 2020

Today’s complex supply chain have companies operating in highly competitive markets to meet customers where they are in their buying requirements have elevated the need for businesses to employ the best possible logistics and supply chains execution and strategies and get out of the daily firefighting of tracking, tracing and recovering inbound and outbound shipments of your company, but to get to that position takes time, talent and resources many companies do not have at their disposal but need it to better their position in the market they compete.

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LTL

2021 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

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

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2021 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

Let’s face it, the freight audit and pay process is one of the least favorite tasks within the logistics industry.  One would think moving freight from anywhere in the country to anywhere in the country on any given day comes with challenges that would never approach paying a bill, but that is just not the case.  

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