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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 | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Headhaul vs Backhaul Freight Market: Why it Matters for Pricing

By: Rick LaGore
January 31st, 2020

Freight pricing is the number one topic discussed, whether a buyer, seller or freight market analyst.  As we shared in the comprehensive article entitled Freight Costs: An Insider’s Look on Freight Pricing Buyers Should Know there are numerous factors that drive a freight rate either up or down.  

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Consignee vs Consignor: What's the Difference When Shipping Freight?

By: Rick LaGore
January 25th, 2020

What's the Difference in a Consignor and Consignee when Shipping Freight? Every freight transaction involves two parties: consignor and consignee. The terms consignor and consignee are often flipped in people’s minds, so why doesn’t the freight industry not just use shipper and receiver.  We’ll get back to that question shortly, but let’s start with the definitions of both.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Transportation Management System

Cost of TMS Software: Comparing Cloud vs Licensed Models

By: Rick LaGore
October 9th, 2019

One of the very first questions a transportation management software (TMS) technology buyer needs to answer is: what type of architecture do they want to operate? The importance of this question cannot be underestimated, as it drives cost, functionality and benefits.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

What is the Difference in Prepaid & Add and Collect Freight

By: Rick LaGore
September 15th, 2019

Prepaid and add, along with collect are freight billing terms, although some confuse the subject with the transfer of ownership and liability occur between the seller and buyer. In this article we will cover prepaid & add and collect billing terms, along with their relationship to FOB and INCOTERMS. 

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 10 Transportation Management Software (TMS) Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2019

Risk-taking and big changes can be daunting to any company.  When a change involves the company's flow of products, which is the lifeblood of the company, the importance of choosing the correct solution and having as close to a flawless an implementation as possible is amplified several times over again.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Transportation Management System

MercuryGate TMS Strategic Software Partners

By: Anna Young
August 14th, 2019

MercuryGate is a competitive cloud based SaaS transportation management software (TMS) that is proven to build a competitive advantage for today’s shippers, 3PL's, freight forwarders, freight brokers, and even carriers.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Warehousing & Distribution

What is a Drop Shipment & What Are the Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 28th, 2019

Definition of Drop Shipping  Drop shipping is when a seller ships its customers' orders direct from its supplier's warehouse.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of a Blind Shipment

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of a Blind Shipment A blind shipment is when consignee / receiver of the shipment is not aware of the shipper or its origin.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO): Definition & Importance

By: Anna Young
July 17th, 2019

Definition of BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BCO, beneficial cargo owner, is the party that ultimately owns the product being shipped.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 16th, 2019

Definition of Offshoring Offshoring is defined as moving manufacturing or other business processes overseas versus having them operate domestically. 

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