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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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Intermodal | supply chain management | freight forwarder | CFS | IPI Freight | Container Freight Station

What are Container Freight Stations (CFS): Purpose & Benefits

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined in 100 Words A container freight station is a distribution facility where import and export shipments are consolidated and de-consolidated.

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Intermodal | truckload | supply chain management | Freight Broker

Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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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 | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 4th, 2019

Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.  

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Intermodal | logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

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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Intermodal | refrigerated temp control | temp control | refeer freight

Reefer Freight Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Reefer Freight Reefer freight refers to refrigerated and temperature controlled freight movements and equipment used to transport perishables or other temp-controlled freight.

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | imc | intermodal marketing company

Intermodal Transportation Services & Intermodal Market Size Defined

By: Rick LaGore
June 6th, 2019

Welcome back to our blog series, "Logistics Lingo in 100 words." 

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | imc | intermodal marketing company

What is an Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC)?

By: Anna Young
June 5th, 2019

Definition of IMC: Intermodal Marketing Company An intermodal marketing company is a logistics company that purchases intermodal capacity directly from the railroads and trucking firms to give shippers a door-to-door intermodal service.  The IMC utilizes equipment from multiple sources to provide the intermodal capacity, while also bringing other value-added services under a single freight bill to the ultimate shipper, also known as the beneficial cargo owner (BCO). 

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Intermodal | railroads | Class I Railroads | Class III Railroads | Class II Railroads

Class I, II & III Railroads Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
May 30th, 2019

Definition of Class I, II & III Railroads Railroads are classified based on their annual operating revenues.

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Intermodal | ltl | reefer | imc | intermodal marketing company | FTL | Full-truckload | Less-Than-Truckload | IMDL

Top 5 Freight Mode Acronym Definitions You Need to Know in Logistics

By: Anna Young
May 29th, 2019

The logistics industry is filled with acronyms, which often confuse those outside the logistics and supply chain industry or those new to the field.  

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation | intermodal freight | transload

Options to Access Rail and Intermodal for Capacity & Logistics Savings

By: Rick LaGore
May 14th, 2019

After thinking we had said just about all there was about intermodal and rail shipping, we realized we were wrong after reading two recent postings: Union Pacific’s article Three Ways to Connect with Rail - And How to Make Them Happen and Intermodal Association of North America’s infographic, What is Intermodal?

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