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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 | LTL

2020 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 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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2020 Best LTL Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
February 5th, 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 | 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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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of a Blind Shipment

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

Definition of a Blind Shipment A blind shipment is when consignee / receiver of the shipment is not aware of the shipper or its origin.

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LTL | Freight Broker

FAK (Freight All Kinds) Defined & Benefits to Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
July 13th, 2019

Definition of FAK (Freight All Kinds) FAK is a term used within the freight and logistics industry when an LTL carrier assigns  a single tariff classification for freight that would typically run under several NMFC codes.

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LTL | Freight Broker

NMFC LTL Freight Codes Defined & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 11th, 2019

What Are LTL NMFC Codes The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) tariff to classify all commodities into 18 different freight classes between 50 and 500. 

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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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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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges:  Accessorial freight charges are fees added to a shipper’s freight invoice for services the motor freight carrier performed beyond the standard pick-up and delivery operation designated at the time a shipment is tendered.  The additional charges cover a wide variety of services outside of the line haul charge and fuel surcharge that are in connection with the transportation of goods.

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