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”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The two highest searched topics on freight rates are “best freight rates” and “cheapest freight rates”.
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.
The biggest questions on intermodal tend to be around damage and understanding the differences between intermodal and truckload shipping.
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.
While 53’ domestic intermodal can be a fantastic alternative to truckload, it does not make sense in all cases.