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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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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

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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3PL | logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | LSP | logistics service provider

Difference in Supply Chain & Logistics Defined in 100 Words

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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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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3PL | supply chain | supply chain management | LSP | logistics service provider

Supply Chain Defined in 100 Words

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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3PL | LSP | logistics service provider

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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3PL | TMS | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | LSP

Managed Transportation Services Solution Defined in 100 Words

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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Mexico intermodal | US - Mexico Cross Border Intermodal | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | Mexico Shipping | canada interm | Canada Shipping

Cross Border Shipments US-Mexico-Canada: How-to & Cost Considerations

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2019

Today’s world requires companies to operate increasingly complex supply chains to optimize their results.  This new world view challenges shippers with import and export obstacles they have not previously had to negotiate, as both customers and suppliers do not all reside within the confines of the United States.

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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2019 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 19th, 2019

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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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Logistics Service Providers vs Motor Carriers: Comparing the Differences

By: Rick LaGore
February 12th, 2019

A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker.  Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.

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LSP | logistics service provider | expedited freight provider | expedited freight

Top 5 Expedited Freight Companies (and Expedited Service How-to Guide)

By: Rick LaGore
February 6th, 2019

No matter how one looks at it, expedited freight is typically the result of something not working to plan.  As a result, the expedited freight services buyer is behind the eight-ball with the added pressure of threading the needle of perfect service to ensure further problems and delays are not added to the situation.

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LSP | logistics service provider | rail freight logistics service | rail freight

Rail Freight Logistics Services: What to Know & How-to Get Most Value

By: Rick LaGore
January 28th, 2019

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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