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InTek Freight and Logistics solves the cost, capacity and service equation for shippers.

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Intermodal | Cost Saving Ideas

Calling All Outbound Chicago Truckload and Volume LTL Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
May 25th, 2017

If your company is moving 53' truckload or volume LTL from Chicago into the Seattle / Tacoma market, InTek Freight & Logistics has a 40' intermodal program with highly competitive rates and the same over-the-top service people have come to expect from InTek.

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Cost Saving Ideas | ltl consolidation | ltl | truckload | Freight Capacity Challenges

Freight Management Case Study - Transparency, Efficiency & Savings

By: Rick LaGore
February 7th, 2017

INTRODUCTION

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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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inbound freight management | ltl | truckload | Intermodal | Cost Saving Ideas

Inbound Freight Management - What to Know & How to Get Started

By: Rick LaGore
February 1st, 2017

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Intermodal | Cost Saving Ideas

East Coast Truckload to Intermodal Conversion Opportunities

By: Rick LaGore
January 30th, 2017

 

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ltl | ltl consolidation | Reefer LTL | Cost Saving Ideas

LTL Cost Saving Case Study

By: Rick LaGore
January 30th, 2017

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How To's | Cost Saving Ideas

Utilize 53' Domestic Containers for Trans-Pacific Freight Cost Savings

By: Rick LaGore
January 27th, 2017

A rising tide in Trans-Pacific ocean freight rates is the expectation analysts are projecting for 2017.   While increases have been discussed in previous years, BCO's and NVO's should plan for them stick stick, as steamship lines remind the market of the Hanjin bankruptcy of 2016.   

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How To's | Cost Saving Ideas | Q & A

'It's Hot to be Cool': Temperature Controlled Intermodal

By: Rick LaGore
July 27th, 2016

As regulations increase on an already limited about of temp controlled shipping options. it becomes more and more essential for shippers to open their horizons on where they can obtain temp controlled equipment and solutions for commodities that need refrigerated protection.  Whether it is to maintain 45 degrees for shipping potatoes, or the other extreme, minus 10 degrees for the shipment of frozen desserts and pastries, now is the time to lock in capacity and rates.

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Intermodal | How To's | Cost Saving Ideas | Q & A

Intermodal is MORE than Price Play Against Truckload

By: Rick LaGore
May 19th, 2016

The key motivator shippers have on their mind, as to why to consider intermodal, is significant cost savings over truckload (>15%), which is the main talking point IMC’s pull from their sales quiver. 

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How To's | Cost Saving Ideas | Q & A

Intermodal Described in Detail

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2016

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Domestic Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing - Correlation to IP Index

By: Rick LaGore, R2 Freight and Logistics
December 16th, 2015

The typical seasonal truckload and 53' intermodal spot rate surge logistics professionals have been trained to navigate every year was very narrow (meaning the length of time was short) and viewed as essentially non-existent this year.  

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