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ltl | ltl consolidation

The Best LTL Companies

By: Rick LaGore
December 4th, 2018

Let’s face it, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the hardest freight modes to get “right.”  

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | ltl | flatbed | Managed Transportation Services | inbound freight management

The Freight RFP Season Shaping up to be Challenging in 2017

By: Rick LaGore
August 22nd, 2017

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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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Intermodal | logistics | truckload | ltl | flatbed

Top Freight Brokerage Firms - Suntecktts #8

By: Rick LaGore
May 4th, 2017

The top 100 freight brokerage firms ranked by net revenue and compiled by Transport Topics. The rankings included a description of the types of freight handled for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted, in North America.  Suntecktts is #8 on the listing, which InTek Freight & Logistics is an agency that operates within its network. 

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl

"Product Freight" is Different than "People Freight", yet Marketers Treat the Same?

By: Rick LaGore
May 3rd, 2017

If your email box is anything like mine it is getting populated with 3 to 5 emails a week from various freight companies telling us how easy it would be to sign up on their website to begin receiving competitive freight quotes at a press of a button, while also making track & trace a breeze.  

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | flatbed

Sort by Value Instead of Price on Your Next Freight & Logistics Buy

By: Rick LaGore
April 17th, 2017

A recent blog from Seth Godin entitled 'Sort by Price is Lazy' got me thinking ...

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | flatbed

Shippers NEED Contingency Planning in their Freight & Logistics Departments

By: Rick LaGore
March 22nd, 2017

Just this past week a large shipper informed us they made the decision to pull all freight providers out of their routing guide in favor of utilizing just one ... yes ... just one freight provider and we were not that one.  While a large shipper, it was not a big piece of our business, but it did make us think about contingency planning for all NVO and BCO shippers.

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flatbed | truckload | ltl | Intermodal | warehouse move | DC move

Warehouse Inventory Moves - There is Another Way

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2017

Companies often find themselves staring down a warehouse / DC move because:

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InTek Freight & Logistics, Inc. | truckload | Intermodal | ltl | reefer | flatbed | Freight Capacity Challenges

R² Announces Name Change to InTek Freight & Logistics, Inc.

By: Rick LaGore
February 21st, 2017

 

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Cost Saving Ideas | ltl consolidation | ltl | truckload | Managed Freight Services

Freight Management Case Study - Transparency, Efficiency & Savings

By: Rick LaGore
February 7th, 2017

INTRODUCTION

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inbound freight management | ltl | truckload | Intermodal | Cost Saving Ideas | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Inbound Freight Management - What to Know & How to Get Started

By: Rick LaGore
February 1st, 2017

Inbound freight is typically the last frontier for many companies search for cost savings in their freight spend, as there is an abundance of complexities that are often outside the Logistics & Supply Chain Department's control. When talking about Inbound Freight Management a term often used is Freight Term Optimization (FTO), which is the process by which shippers strategically establish the most advantageous freight terms, while minimizing the total inbound landed cost.  The optimal freight terms are influenced by a shipper’s ability to consolidate orders across days, shipments across vendors / customers, order level-level service requirements and the shipper’s ability to plan and execute routing options like multi-stop LTL, static or dynamic pooling, zone skipping, backhauls, etc.

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