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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 | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

By: Rick LaGore
January 20th, 2020

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. Week of January 21, 2020:

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Intermodal Transportation

Pros & Cons of Using Intermodal for Your Company's Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
January 18th, 2020

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. 

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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 Transportation

2019 Class I Railroad Year End Volume Statistics

By: Rick LaGore
December 30th, 2019

Final Year End Class 1 Railroad Volume Statitics

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Intermodal Transportation

JB Hunt's Intermodal Model vs Class I Railroads: Pros and Cons of Each

By: Rick LaGore
November 25th, 2019

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.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP

By: Rick LaGore
September 24th, 2019

CFO's are demanding better performance after watching their freight budgets balloon to all-time highs. A freight RFP is one of the least favorite, although one that needs to be discussed and improved by many shippers to obtain the best results.   The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a solve to equation to determine the spend for next year is a time tested process that needs to be challenged.  While freight is thought of as a commodity, there is more to it and the Excel spreadsheet RFP driven down from the top misses the target before the arrow is even pull from the quiver.  Today's dynamic freight and logistics cost and pricing environment requires strategic planning; execution to the strategy; measurements to the goals; analysis against industry benchmarks; and continuous improvement.   

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO): Definition & Importance

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 Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS

Sustainable Supply Chain Explained

By: Anna Young
July 14th, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chain Defined Supply chain sustainability are the business decisions and processes that effect the environment, in terms of waste, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other similar issues.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

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 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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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

What are Container Freight Stations (CFS): Purpose & Benefits

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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