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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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Can't Find Intermodal Capacity: Reasons Why Per Major IMDL Rail Ramp

By: Rick LaGore
May 20th, 2021

We are living in unprecedented times with the world slowly recovering from the COVID-19 global pandemic.   The effects on supply chains have been felt far and wide with demand coming in different forms of consumer purchases favoring goods over services and online buying.  As a result, the freight network is out of balance, and demand for trucks to move product is significantly higher than the supply motor carriers, freight brokers and logistics companies have to service the requirements, which has truckload pricing at all-time highs.

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Top 6 Actions Shippers Can Take to Lessen Truckload Capacity Challenges

By: Rick LaGore
May 13th, 2021

For three of the last four years, shippers have been struggling with 53’ freight capacity challenges brought on by weather disruptions, economic swings, labor shortages, equipment shortages and the COVID19 global pandemic.

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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 | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Freight Broker vs. Freight Agent: What is the Difference?

By: Rick LaGore
April 9th, 2021

In the article entitled 10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company we addressed the questions shippers should ask and explore before aligning with a freight broker.

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Freight Mini-Bids: What’s Their Purpose and When to Use

By: Rick LaGore
March 27th, 2021

The biggest constant in the freight industry is change and the freight mini-bid has become the tool of choice by logistics professionals as a way to navigate the volatility found in the dynamic freight market that thrives at the intersection of supply and demand.

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Learn Why Executing Your Freight RFQ Should NOT Be Done During 4th Qtr

By: Rick LaGore
March 4th, 2021

Like clockwork, every 4th quarter fills freight and logistics companies email boxes with freight requests for quotes (RFP’s), but why?  

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Why Mid-Sized Freight Brokers Have Freight Capacity When Others Do Not

By: Rick LaGore
February 25th, 2021

Conventional wisdom for many shippers is the largest freight brokers are the logistics companies with the only keys to the trucking capacity castle.

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How to Avoid Selecting the Wrong Freight Broker for Your Business

By: Rick LaGore
February 23rd, 2021

Freight brokers play a critical role in the execution of a company’s strategic and operational strategies associated with its logistics and supply chain.  

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Ray Brezden Joins InTek Freight to Lead Intermodal & Truckload Sales Team

By: Rick LaGore
January 31st, 2021

InTek Freight & Logistics hired Ray Brezden to lead its intermodal and truckload sales team. Ray comes to InTek via Piggyback Consolidators where for the last forty years he served North American intermodal and truckload shippers.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL | Freight Broker

Spot Freight Quote: What to Know & Reasons Why Prices Vary by Provider

By: Rick LaGore
January 22nd, 2021

At one time or another a company shipping products will have to access the freight spot market to obtain a price and capacity to move one or more of their shipments.  While the task of obtaining a quote is simple because of the thousands of asset and non-asset freight service providers that make themselves readily available for the call or email request, the task of narrowing down the best solution is often more troublesome because of the variables found in how spot freight quotes are assembled and presented.

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Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2021 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements.  In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.   

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