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