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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
November 11th, 2019

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. Week of November 11, 2019:

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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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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 | Logistics & Supply Chain

BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) Defined & Its 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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | 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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

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

IPI Freight Definition and Best Practices

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of IPI Freight or Interior Point Intermodal IPI freight is used to define inbound freight moves from a port to a shipper’s door within the interior of the country via a domestic or international intermodal container.

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