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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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

SaaS TMS vs. Cloud TMS: What's the Difference & Which is Better for Your Company

By: Rick LaGore
September 7th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of transportation management software (TMS) system buyers every year.  

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Top 12 TMS Implementation Best Practices to Prevent Failure

By: Rick LaGore
September 3rd, 2020

The cloud TMS evolution has not only brought capabilities that were unthinkable just a few years ago, but it has also opened up the opportunities of companies of all sizes to top ties systems that previously were off limits because of cost.

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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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Analysis Key to TMS Buying Selection Process

By: Rick LaGore
August 31st, 2020

It can be argued the transportation management software (TMS) system is the most important IT software platform companies need to drive a competitive advantage in their industry.  The reason for this thought is supply chain management has increasingly become far more complex and customers are demanding more. 

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 6 Cloud TMS Implementation Challenges During COVID-19

By: Rick LaGore
August 27th, 2020

A top tier cloud transportation management software (TMS) system can be a game changer in  delivering a competition advantage for any company, but many businesses remain on the sidelines over concerns of an implementation during COVID-19.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 7 Remote Project Management TMS Implementation Essentials

By: Rick LaGore
August 25th, 2020

Implementing a transportation management software (TMS) system remotely can be challenging, no matter the business environment.

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

Definition of OS&D (And How-To Successfully File a Freight Claim)

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2020

Definition of OS&D LTL Claims OS&D is the abbreviation for over, short and damage, which is best described in detail below:

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Logistics & Supply Chain

Intek Receives Carrier of the Year Award from Guitar Center

By: Rick LaGore
August 14th, 2020

InTek Freight & Logistics provides 53' domestic intermodal capacity for Guitar Center's Brownsburg, Indiana facility.

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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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