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

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10 Tips Shippers Need to Know When Selecting a Freight Broker

By: Rick LaGore
February 23rd, 2017

 

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Utilize 53' Domestic Containers for Trans-Pacific Freight Cost Savings

By: Rick LaGore
January 27th, 2017

A rising tide in Trans-Pacific ocean freight rates is the expectation analysts are projecting for 2017.   While increases have been discussed in previous years, BCO's and NVO's should plan for them stick stick, as steamship lines remind the market of the Hanjin bankruptcy of 2016.   

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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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Intermodal 101

By: Rick LaGore
January 17th, 2017

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'It's Hot to be Cool': Temperature Controlled Intermodal

By: Rick LaGore
July 27th, 2016

As regulations increase on an already limited about of temp controlled shipping options. it becomes more and more essential for shippers to open their horizons on where they can obtain temp controlled equipment and solutions for commodities that need refrigerated protection.  Whether it is to maintain 45 degrees for shipping potatoes, or the other extreme, minus 10 degrees for the shipment of frozen desserts and pastries, now is the time to lock in capacity and rates.

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The Balancing Act of Intermodal

By: Rick LaGore
June 3rd, 2016

As truckload capacity tightens a careful analysis regarding the use of intermodal service will help shippers diversify their transportation modes and offer additional capacity in lanes where trucks are becoming even more constrained. 

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Intermodal is MORE than Price Play Against Truckload

By: Rick LaGore
May 19th, 2016

The key motivator shippers have on their mind, as to why to consider intermodal, is significant cost savings over truckload (>15%), which is the main talking point IMC’s pull from their sales quiver. 

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Who You Gonna 'Coil' for Steel? InTek Intermodal Busters

By: Rick LaGore
April 28th, 2016

InTek Freight & Logistics is equipped to handle all sorts of transportation requirements that a customer may have. 

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"Peace" of Mind: Inland Transportation & Container Management

By: Rick LaGore
March 31st, 2016

This is a follow-up to the “Dream Scenario” blog that goes into more detail as to what InTek Freight & Logistics does for shippers within its Inland Container Services Program .     Ocean Vessel Monitoring InTek works closely with shippers, its steamship lines, its ocean transportation providers, InTek's inland transportation partners and the various Port Authorities, to manage and monitor each and every container to improve the chances for a smooth and trouble free transaction from Port to Door and back to the Port within "Free Time".  

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The ABC's of Intermodal

By: Rick LaGore
March 10th, 2016

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How to Ship Intermodal: Mexico & Canada

By: Rick LaGore
February 19th, 2016

InTek Freight & Logistics has addressed intermodal shipping into Mexico and Canada on our website, blogs and in eBooks.

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