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InTek Freight and Logistics Blog

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 | 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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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

2021 Best Intermodal Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

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

Getting Started Using Intermodal with InTek Freight & Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
November 28th, 2020

InTek Freight & Logistics understands people are a bit anxious when onboarding a new freight provider into their business, which comes from unknowns and “what did I miss in the vetting process”.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics Service Provider

Temp Controlled Intermodal Reduces Freight Cost & Increases Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
November 24th, 2020

Temperature controlled freight is not just a need for the heat of summer months, but often is a year round requirement for some commodities.

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

Real-Time & Accurate Freight Shipment Visibility with InTek

By: Rick LaGore
November 19th, 2020

Quite often data is just as important as the shipment itself, which is why we see one of the top 5 questions shippers ask when evaluating a new freight company to be a part of its business is “what shipment visibility options does your company offer”.

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

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2020

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics Service Provider

Freight Capacity & Price Benefits with 40' & 45' Intermodal Service

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2020

Financial advisors and logistics professionals are similar in that they both recommend diversification.  For financial advisors that comes by way of a diversified portfolio of stocks, while a logistics professional needs diversification in their selection of freight modes to strengthen their ability to obtain freight capacity at the best price.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics Service Provider

Rail Freight Logistics Services: What to Know & How-to Get Most Value

By: Rick LaGore
November 17th, 2020

Rail service has a rich history of driving this country’s economic growth by moving freight across North America, yet it is not front of mind as an option in today’s fast moving logistics and supply chain industry.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
November 12th, 2020

Believe it or not, but a third party logistics company / freight broker helps companies minimize a shipper’s risk when sourcing freight through their operations.

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