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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.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Real-Time & Accurate Freight Shipment Visibility with InTek

By: Rick LaGore
November 19th, 2020

Quite often data is just as important as the shipment itself, which is why we see one of the top 5 questions shippers ask when evaluating a new freight company to be a part of its business is “what shipment visibility options does your company offer”.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2020

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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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 Service Provider

Freight Capacity & Price Benefits with 40' & 45' Intermodal Service

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2020

Financial advisors and logistics professionals are similar in that they both recommend diversification.  For financial advisors that comes by way of a diversified portfolio of stocks, while a logistics professional needs diversification in their selection of freight modes to strengthen their ability to obtain freight capacity at the best price.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics Service Provider

Rail Freight Logistics Services: What to Know & How-to Get Most Value

By: Rick LaGore
November 17th, 2020

Rail service has a rich history of driving this country’s economic growth by moving freight across North America, yet it is not front of mind as an option in today’s fast moving logistics and supply chain industry.  

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Freight Management Service Solutions Help Mid-Sized Companies Compete

By: Rick LaGore
November 16th, 2020

Leading companies have been choosing to bring their supply chains to the forefront of their strategic initiatives because they understand a company's supply chain is more than the movement of goods from raw materials to finished goods for a transactional cost.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
November 12th, 2020

Believe it or not, but a third party logistics company / freight broker helps companies minimize a shipper’s risk when sourcing freight through their operations.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

What Shippers Need to Know About Cheapest, Lowest & Best Freight Rates

By: Rick LaGore
November 10th, 2020

The two highest searched topics on freight rates are “best freight rates” and “cheapest freight rates”.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Pros & Cons of Working with Mid-Sized vs. Large Logistics Company

By: Rick LaGore
November 2nd, 2020

Logistics professionals are constantly looking for a new mouse trap logistics solution that is better than sliced bread.  We know this because over 20,000 viewers come to the InTek website every month looking for solutions to help them with their logistics and supply chain challenges.

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Logistics & Supply Chain

Shelli Austin Re-Elected to IANA Board of Directors & Vice Chairman

By: Rick LaGore
October 25th, 2020

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced its 2021 board of directors and officers, with InTek Freight & Logistics President, Shelli Austin, being elected for a second 3-year term.   As part of Shelli's re-election to the board, she was also voted in as Vice Chair.

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Intermodal Transportation

Blocking & Bracing for Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 13th, 2020

There is nothing more important than having your intermodal shipment arrive on-time, within budget and not damaged, which is what brings us to the topic of blocking and bracing.

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