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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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Freight Broker vs. Freight Agent: What is the Difference?

By: Rick LaGore
April 9th, 2021

In the article entitled 10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company we addressed the questions shippers should ask and explore before aligning with a freight broker.

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Learn Why Executing Your Freight RFQ Should NOT Be Done During 4th Qtr

By: Rick LaGore
March 4th, 2021

Like clockwork, every 4th quarter fills freight and logistics companies email boxes with freight requests for quotes (RFP’s), but why?  

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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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Why Mid-Sized Freight Brokers Have Freight Capacity When Others Do Not

By: Rick LaGore
February 25th, 2021

Conventional wisdom for many shippers is the largest freight brokers are the logistics companies with the only keys to the trucking capacity castle.

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How to Avoid Selecting the Wrong Freight Broker for Your Business

By: Rick LaGore
February 23rd, 2021

Freight brokers play a critical role in the execution of a company’s strategic and operational strategies associated with its logistics and supply chain.  

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Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2021 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements.  In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.   

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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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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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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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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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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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