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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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How to Protect Freight from Freezing this Winter

By: Kevin Baxter
December 1st, 2021

Chilly temperatures are the norm in much of North America when December rolls around, and for shippers, that change in weather means an added challenge for some goods: How to protect freight from freezing. Goods that can be affected include the obvious - beverages like soda, juice, beer and other liquids can expand, and cause packaging to burst. But also affected are the the not so obvious dry items like coffee, makeup, and batteries - all of which can suffer damage that makes them unusable. While that prospect sounds scary, proper planning can protect freight from freezing this winter whether you're shipping full truckload, LTL (less than truckload), or intermodal.    

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Holiday Shopping and the Retail Supply Chain

By: Kevin Baxter
November 24th, 2021

Black Friday has traditionally signaled the beginning of the holiday shopping season. In 2021 though, those who've been paying attention to the news have gotten a head start. Retail supply chain concerns have led to warnings that Sally's favorite toy or Papa's new tablet may not be available to those who wait. Companies looking to get their products on the shelves most certainly needed a head start this year due to several factors slowing down the supply chain. But is there still hope as December approaches?

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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 | Freight Broker | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2022 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
November 22nd, 2021

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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Why Rising Freight and Shipping Costs Affect Consumer Prices

By: Kevin Baxter
November 22nd, 2021

There are no two ways about it, freight and shipping costs are on the rise. With added expenses getting goods from Point A to Point B, shippers are feeling price pressure. But beyond the impacts to shippers, how does this jump in the cost of moving freight affect consumers? It can come in the form of higher consumer prices as these companies look to maintain their bottom lines. You've seen the stories and likely noticed it yourself, many consumer goods cost a bit more than they used to (if you can find them at all).

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InTek Freight & Logistics Inc is 3rd Fastest Growing Company in 2021

By: Rick LaGore - CEO InTek Freight & Logistics
October 15th, 2021

InTek Freight & Logistics Inc. is Named 3rd Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in Indianapolis, Indiana InTek Freight and Logistics, Inc. is excited to announce it was the 3rd fastest growing privately held company in Indianapolis and surrounding counties, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal Annual FAST 25 list published October 15, 2021. The 242% growth ($39.8 million) was measured by revenue for the 3-year period between 2018 and 2020.

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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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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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