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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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Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
November 12th, 2020

Believe it or not, but a third party logistics company / freight broker helps companies minimize a shipper’s risk when sourcing freight through their operations.

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What Shippers Need to Know About Cheapest, Lowest & Best Freight Rates

By: Rick LaGore
November 10th, 2020

The two highest searched topics on freight rates are “best freight rates” and “cheapest freight rates”.

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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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Pros & Cons of Working with Mid-Sized vs. Large Logistics Company

By: Rick LaGore
November 2nd, 2020

Logistics professionals are constantly looking for a new mouse trap logistics solution that is better than sliced bread.  We know this because over 20,000 viewers come to the InTek website every month looking for solutions to help them with their logistics and supply chain challenges.

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Definition of OS&D (And How-To Successfully File a Freight Claim)

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2020

Definition of OS&D LTL Claims OS&D is the abbreviation for over, short and damage, which is best described in detail below:

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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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