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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
October 13th, 2020

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.  

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Intermodal Transportation

Blocking & Bracing for Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 13th, 2020

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.

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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

Harmonic Vibration Impact on Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
October 11th, 2020

The biggest questions on intermodal tend to be around damage and understanding the differences between intermodal and truckload shipping.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

What is the Legal Weight Shippers Permitted to Load Cargo?

By: Rick LaGore
September 1st, 2020

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.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Restricted & Prohibited Intermodal Commodities: What You Need to Know

By: Rick LaGore
August 18th, 2020

While 53’ domestic intermodal can be a fantastic alternative to truckload, it does not make sense in all cases.

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Intermodal Transportation

Benefits of Intermodal Transportation. (Beyond the Typical List)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 2020

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.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Headhaul vs Backhaul Freight Market: Why it Matters for Pricing

By: Rick LaGore
January 31st, 2020

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.  

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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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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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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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