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InTek Freight and Logistics solves the cost, capacity and service equation for shippers.

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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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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

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 | truckload | diesel fuel price

Reduce LTL Costs Through Big Data Optimization

By: Rick LaGore
July 23rd, 2018

The real estate phrase location, location and location is used to point out to buyers a home can increase or decrease in value due to its location.  The reason for repeating the location three times is because location cannot be emphasized enough in real estate decisions.

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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | diesel fuel price

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 | truckload | Freight Broker | Freight Capacity Challenges

Technology & Capital Changing the Freight Broker / LSP Landscape for the Better

By: Rick LaGore
June 16th, 2017

The days of freight brokers operating with three phones and their hair on fire desperately looking for a carrier back haul is in the history books.  Technology and capital is the reason for the change ... and might I add a very positive change for shippers in terms of the quality of service; transparency; multitude of logistics options available; competitive pricing; data mining and network analysis; and professionalism.

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl

"Product Freight" is Different than "People Freight", yet Marketers Treat the Same?

By: Rick LaGore
May 3rd, 2017

If your email box is anything like mine it is getting populated with 3 to 5 emails a week from various freight companies telling us how easy it would be to sign up on their website to begin receiving competitive freight quotes at a press of a button, while also making track & trace a breeze.  

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | flatbed | warehouse move | DC move

Warehouse Inventory Moves - There is Another Way

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2017

Companies often find themselves staring down a warehouse / DC move because:

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | How To's | expedited

10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company

By: Rick LaGore
February 23rd, 2017

 

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Intermodal | intermodal transportation

Intermodal Claim & Insurance Information Outlined

By: Rick LaGore
February 14th, 2017

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