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intermodal transportation | Managed Transportation Services | truckload | ltl | ltl consolidation

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Best Logistics in Indianapolis

By: Rick LaGore
December 27th, 2018

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intermodal transportation | Managed Transportation Services | truckload | ltl | ltl consolidation

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Helping MercuryGate TMS Growth

By: Rick LaGore
December 21st, 2018

In a recent article published by Fleet News Daily entitled MercuryGate Announces Big Growth in Sales, InTek Freight & Logistics is listed as one of MG's key customers that helped to drive its growth in supply chain technology market through its industry leading cloud transportation management software (TMS). 

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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 | intermodal transportation

Cost of Intermodal Transportation Services (Rates, Fees & Variables)

By: Rick LaGore
December 14th, 2018

How much does intermodal cost is a question we are often asked.  As a leading intermodal marketing company (IMC) we get hundreds of people calling us throughout the year looking for the cost of intermodal and whether it makes sense to transition some of their truckload volume over to intermodal.

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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation

11 Differences Between Intermodal and Truckload Every Shipper Should Know

By: Rick LaGore
December 6th, 2018

Considering converting some of your truckload volume to intermodal or just adding intermodal into your logistics strategy for additional capacity?  If so, we’re here to help. Our group handles both truckload and intermodal shipping for our customers, with our specialty being intermodal.  

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation

2019 Best Intermodal Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 28th, 2018

We talk with hundreds of shippers about intermodal every year in sales calls, blog discussions, social media and through our participation on leading industry panels sponsored by IANA (Intermodal Association of North America) and the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association).  The one topic that always comes up is: who are the largest and best intermodal providers in the market today?  

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | intermodal transportation

Looking for Intermodal Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
June 18th, 2018

The truckload marketplace is a highly fragmented market with 600,000 for-hire-carriers and 97% operate with fewer than 20 trucks. 

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation

The Intermodal Container: History, Importance & Impact

By: Rick LaGore
March 16th, 2016

The large steel shipping container came into existence as an evolutionary step in ocean freight to reduce costs and improve speed, but it ended up revolutionizing the global economy.  

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Intermodal | How To's | Q & A | intermodal transportation | intermodal marketing company | imc

Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC) - (Definition, Purpose & Value)

By: Rick LaGore
October 30th, 2014

We speak with hundreds of shippers a year looking for ways to improve their supply chain, whether that be cost, performance or additional capacity.  At some point in the conversation intermodal comes into play.  One topic within the intermodal discussion is the intermodal marketing company and the value they bring.

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Intermodal | How To's | Q & A | Nursery Stock | intermodal transportation | truckload

Shipping Nursery Stock via Intermodal Rail

By: Rick LaGore
February 13th, 2014

While winter snow and sub-zero temperatures make it hard for most of us to imagine Spring is just around the corner, those in the nursery stock business are gearing up for their peak Spring season.  From March 1 to June 1 nursery stock growers ship roughly 75% of their yearly sales.  The annual surge can make it difficult to obtain cost competitive truckload capacity.  

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