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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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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | freight savings | BCO | Beneficial Cargo Owner

BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) Defined & Importance in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
July 17th, 2019

Definition of BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BCO, beneficial cargo owner, is the party that ultimately owns the product being shipped.

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - July 16, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
July 16th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.5% over the prior week.  

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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 | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - July 9, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
July 9th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.8% over the prior week.  

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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

InTek Freight & Logistics Receives 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award

By: Rick LaGore
July 8th, 2019

InTek Freight & Logistics has been selected for the 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award in the Logistics Service category by the Indianapolis Award Program.  This is the second consecutive year InTek has received this award.

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Intermodal | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy

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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Intermodal | supply chain management | freight forwarder | CFS | IPI Freight | Container Freight Station

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined in 100 Words A container freight station is a distribution facility where import and export shipments are consolidated and de-consolidated.

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Intermodal | truckload | supply chain management | 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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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

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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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price | intermodal spot rates | intermodal spot rate index trendlines

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis - July 2, 2019

By: Rick LaGore
July 2nd, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 1.6% over the prior week.  

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Intermodal | logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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