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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 | 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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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS

Sustainable Supply Chain Explained

By: Anna Young
July 14th, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chain Defined Supply chain sustainability are the business decisions and processes that effect the environment, in terms of waste, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other similar issues.

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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 | International & Cross Border Logistics

Definition of Shipping Commodity In-Bond within United States

By: Rick LaGore
July 12th, 2019

Shipping In-Bond What is meant by shipping a commodity in-bond is the product is moving within the United States borders, but has not yet been cleared through the US Customs processes to officially enter the US government authority to be consumed by citizens or companies domiciled in the US.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification System Explained

By: Anna Young
July 7th, 2019

Definition of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) The harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) is the primary source to classify goods imported and exported from  the country, used by the United States Customs and Border Protection as a means to record international trade activity by product and collect duties and taxes.  The foundation of the HTS is the baseline schedule used by all countries for international trade.

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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

What are Container Freight Stations (CFS): Purpose & Benefits

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Container Freight Station (CFS) Defined in 100 Words A container freight station is a distribution facility where import and export shipments are consolidated and de-consolidated.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker

Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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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 | International & Cross Border Logistics

Definition and Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

By: Rick LaGore
July 3rd, 2019

Definition of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) A United States foreign trade zone is a designated area that is authorized by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where commercial product receives the same treatment as if it were outside the US.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

What is CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?

By: Anna Young
July 2nd, 2019

Definition of CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) CTPAT is a voluntary logistics and supply chain partnership program led by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) with the goal of improving the security of the United States borders.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Bill of Lading (BOL) Defined & Its Importance

By: Anna Young
July 1st, 2019

Definition of Bill-of-Lading (BOL) Bill-of-Lading (BOL) is a required document in the shipment process that provides all parties, the consignor, consignee and carrier, with the pertinent details needed to ship the product and invoice it correctly.    

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