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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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TMS | managed TM | transportation management software | Cloud TMS | transportation management services | TMS market

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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distribution | order fulfillment | fulfillment | warehouse move | distribution center | packaging | DC

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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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 | ltl | LTL rates | nmfc codes | volume LTL quote

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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ltl | FTL | BOL | Bill of Lading | POD | blind shipment

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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flatbed | safe freight loading | securing cargo | specialty freight

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 | intermodal transportation | freight savings | BCO | Beneficial Cargo Owner

BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) Defined & Importance in 100 Words

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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logistics | supply chain | International Trade | nearshoring | offshoring | manufacturing

Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 16th, 2019

Definition of Offshoring Offshoring is defined as moving manufacturing or other business processes overseas versus having them operate domestically. 

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shippers | truck freight | logistics service provider | motor freight | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

SmartWay Certification Explained

By: Anna Young
July 15th, 2019

SmartWay Certification Defined SmartWay is a voluntary logistics partnership program, brand and collaboration that helps companies benchmark and adjust to industry best practices to obtain the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their supply chains.

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inbound supply chain managment | supply chain | intermodal freight | supply chain savings | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

Sustainable Supply Chain Explained

By: Anna Young
July 14th, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chain Defined Supply chain sustainability are the business decisions and processes that effect the environment, in terms of waste, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other similar issues.

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ltl | LTL rates | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy | nmfc codes | Freight All Kinds | FAK

FAK (Freight All Kinds) Defined & Benefits to Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
July 13th, 2019

Definition of FAK (Freight All Kinds) FAK is a term used within the freight and logistics industry when an LTL carrier assigns  a single tariff classification for freight that would typically run under several NMFC codes.

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