Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 3.4% from the prior week.
There is nothing more important than having your intermodal shipment arrive on-time, within budget and not damaged, which is what brings us to the topic of blocking and bracing.
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.
The biggest questions on intermodal tend to be around damage and understanding the differences between intermodal and truckload shipping.
The majority of InTek’s freight business is moving loads for shippers needing either 53’ domestic intermodal or truckload capacity. While both freight modes offer the same cube, there are a few differences shippers should know, with the weight being the biggest issue.
While 53’ domestic intermodal can be a fantastic alternative to truckload, it does not make sense in all cases.
Domestic 53' intermodal continues to outpace the freight industry in growth because of its benefits are numerous, yet many shippers still sit on the sidelines.
Freight pricing is the number one topic discussed, whether a buyer, seller or freight market analyst. As we shared in the comprehensive article entitled Freight Costs: An Insider’s Look on Freight Pricing Buyers Should Know there are numerous factors that drive a freight rate either up or down.
Intermodal transportation continues to be a somewhat misunderstood freight mode. Unfortunately, this causes some shippers to not incorporate intermodal into their freight and logistics strategy.
Final Year End Class 1 Railroad Volume Statitics
InTek Freight & Logistics Capacity Solutions Division made the decision over a decade ago that it wanted to be the place where shippers could come to get the best service and capacity for intermodal possible. The result of putting that stake in the ground meant that we were deciding to compete directly with the largest and best funded intermodal transportation providers, JB Hunt Intermodal, answer questions on price, service, capacity, etc.