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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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Truckload | Freight Broker | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2020 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 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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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Logistics Service Provider

SmartWay Certification Explained

By: Anna Young
July 15th, 2019

SmartWay Certification Defined SmartWay is a voluntary logistics partnership program, brand and collaboration that helps companies benchmark and adjust to industry best practices to obtain the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their supply chains.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Importance of Order-to-Cash Cycle in Logistics & Supply Chain

By: Rick LaGore
June 27th, 2019

The order-to-cash cycle is the set of business processes associated with receiving a customer order through to the customer’s payment.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Logistics Service Provider

What is the Difference in Logistics & Supply Chain?

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Difference in Supply Chain and Logistics A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into salable products.  

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What Is Supply Chain & Why is It Important?

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Definition of Supply Chain A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into a salable products.  

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Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 19th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Logistics Service Providers, or 3PL (third-party logistics) providers, are outsource entities shippers leverage to manage a company's warehousing, distribution and transportation of freight.

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System | Logistics Service Provider

What is Managed Transportation Services & Its Benefits?

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.  

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Warehousing & Distribution | Logistics Service Provider

Definition of Third Party Logistics Company (3PL) in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Third Party Logistics Company (3PL)  A third-party logistics company (3PL) offers outsourced logistics and supply chain service solutions for shippers.  A company can outsource all or just a portion of their logistics requirements.

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Truckload | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

When to Use a Freight Broker in Your Logistics Strategy

By: Rick LaGore
June 9th, 2019

A common question for both large and small shippers is whether they should engage a freight broker to help them fulfill their freight and logistics requirements.  

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