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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 | LTL | Freight Broker

Spot Freight Quote: What to Know & Reasons Why Prices Vary by Provider

By: Rick LaGore
January 22nd, 2021

At one time or another a company shipping products will have to access the freight spot market to obtain a price and capacity to move one or more of their shipments.  While the task of obtaining a quote is simple because of the thousands of asset and non-asset freight service providers that make themselves readily available for the call or email request, the task of narrowing down the best solution is often more troublesome because of the variables found in how spot freight quotes are assembled and presented.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
January 4th, 2021

Logistics and supply chain decisions have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and its success to achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

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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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LTL

2021 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

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

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Truckload | LTL

2021 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

We talk with shippers daily about LTL, truckload and truckload brokerage potential service solutions. And this should be expected with over 50% of the freight spend in the US is with these two modes of service.

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

Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
November 12th, 2020

Believe it or not, but a third party logistics company / freight broker helps companies minimize a shipper’s risk when sourcing freight through their operations.

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

What Shippers Need to Know About Cheapest, Lowest & Best Freight Rates

By: Rick LaGore
November 10th, 2020

The two highest searched topics on freight rates are “best freight rates” and “cheapest freight rates”.

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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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LTL

How-To Eliminate LTL Damage and OS&D Claims

By: Rick LaGore
August 16th, 2020

LTL shipments have earned the reputation for being susceptible to damage, loss and shortages, which is better known as OS&D (Over Short & Damage).

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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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Truckload | LTL

Definition of LTL Volume Shipment Rate Quotes

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of Volume Shipment Rates Volume shipping quotes are used for LTL shipments that fall outside the normal less-than-truckload parameters, yet shipment is not large enough for a full truckload.

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