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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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Truckload | Freight Broker | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2020 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 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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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of a Blind Shipment

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of a Blind Shipment A blind shipment is when consignee / receiver of the shipment is not aware of the shipper or its origin.

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LTL | Freight Broker

FAK (Freight All Kinds) Defined & Benefits to Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
July 13th, 2019

Definition of FAK (Freight All Kinds) FAK is a term used within the freight and logistics industry when an LTL carrier assigns  a single tariff classification for freight that would typically run under several NMFC codes.

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LTL | Freight Broker

NMFC LTL Freight Codes Defined & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 11th, 2019

What Are LTL NMFC Codes The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) tariff to classify all commodities into 18 different freight classes between 50 and 500. 

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Truckload | Freight Broker

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)?

By: Anna Young
July 10th, 2019

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)  The FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, came out of the Federal Highway Administration in 2000 in order to best protect against and limit motor carrier related fatalities and injuries on US highways.

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Truckload | Freight Broker

Carmack Amendment Explained in Detail

By: Anna Young
July 9th, 2019

Definition of the Carmack Amendment  Passed in 1935, The Carmack Amendment was enacted to draw the lines of engagement on what constitutes a legal liability freight cargo damage and loss claim against a motor.

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Intermodal Transportation | Freight Broker

Freight Cargo Insurance Policy Types Explained

By: Anna Young
July 8th, 2019

There is far more to the decision process of choosing the freight and logistics provider than picking the lowest rate, as there are many components to what makes up the rate the shipper is offered.

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

Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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

Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 4th, 2019

Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.  

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Definition of Freight Consolidation & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Freight Consolidation Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy where a shipper combines multiple shipments within a particular geographic region into a single shipment container that is then line hauled to a destination point where the smaller shipments that were part of the consolidation are broken down and shipped to their final destination or the single shipment is delivered directly through to final destination. Quick Video Demonstrating Consolidation & Pool Points

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