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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
February 23rd, 2021

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 8.2% from the prior week.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker

Ray Brezden Joins InTek Freight to Lead Intermodal & Truckload Sales Team

By: Rick LaGore
January 31st, 2021

InTek Freight & Logistics hired Ray Brezden to lead its intermodal and truckload sales team. Ray comes to InTek via Piggyback Consolidators where for the last forty years he served North American intermodal and truckload shippers.

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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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Benefits of Partnering with a Non-Asset IMC Intermodal Provider

By: Rick LaGore
January 24th, 2021

As part of the decision process a logistics professional goes through to bring an intermodal strategy to their company one of the most pressing questions they ask themselves is whether an asset or non-asset intermodal provider will be the best fit for their business requirements. 

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL | Freight Broker

Spot Freight Quote: What to Know & Reasons Why Prices Vary by Provider

By: Rick LaGore
January 22nd, 2021

At one time or another a company shipping products will have to access the freight spot market to obtain a price and capacity to move one or more of their shipments.  While the task of obtaining a quote is simple because of the thousands of asset and non-asset freight service providers that make themselves readily available for the call or email request, the task of narrowing down the best solution is often more troublesome because of the variables found in how spot freight quotes are assembled and presented.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

InTek's Domestic ISO Intermodal Container Reposition Program

By: Rick LaGore
January 10th, 2021

Overview InTek Freight & Logistics offers a 40’ and 45’ ISO intermodal container capacity for inland domestic shipments to provide shippers an additional freight option for freight capacity and value, while helping the ocean freight companies reposition their containers with revenue producing freight.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
January 4th, 2021

Logistics and supply chain decisions have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and its success to achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
December 30th, 2020

As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we often hear from shippers, “we only work with asset intermodal providers".  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Options Beyond JB Hunt, Hub Group, Schneider, XPO & Swift

By: Rick LaGore
December 22nd, 2020

For years, InTek has been laser focused on domestic intermodal as an alternative to truckload options for price and capacity requirements.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

How Cold Weather Can Potentially Impact Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

We are constantly being bombarded by articles telling us trucking capacity is tight or will soon be tight and they go on to give numerous reasons why it is the case this time around.  These constant hits have jaded many of us to a point that they are considered marketing material used by the freight community to justify higher prices, but for others it causes them to look for alternatives for their 53’ freight capacity requirements.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Domestic Intermodal Container Market Share by Railroad and IMC

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

The truckload marketplace is a highly fragmented market with  700,000 motor carrier companies, with 91.0% operating 6 or fewer trucks and 97.3% operating fewer than 20 trucks. 

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