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

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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2019 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 19th, 2019

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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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Logistics Service Providers vs Motor Carriers: Comparing the Differences

By: Rick LaGore
February 12th, 2019

A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker.  Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.

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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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3PL | Freight Broker | LSP | freight forwarder | 4PL | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Logistic Service Provider (LSP) vs Freight Broker: A Comprehensive Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
January 24th, 2019

The logistics and supply chain market has a long list of terms that often confuse people.  

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Intermodal | truckload | Freight Broker | Freight Capacity Challenges

Technology & Capital Changing the Freight Broker / LSP Landscape for the Better

By: Rick LaGore
June 16th, 2017

The days of freight brokers operating with three phones and their hair on fire desperately looking for a carrier back haul is in the history books.  Technology and capital is the reason for the change ... and might I add a very positive change for shippers in terms of the quality of service; transparency; multitude of logistics options available; competitive pricing; data mining and network analysis; and professionalism.

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Intermodal | truckload | flatbed | llt | Freight Broker

What is a Freight Broker & The Value They Bring

By: Rick LaGore
February 13th, 2017

A freight broker is a company or individual who is a liaison between shippers and asset carriers.   The broker tenders a shippers' freight to an asset carrier; manages the shipment from origin to destination; then invoices the shipper, with the necessary paperwork and pays the carrier.

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