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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BOL Defined and 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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Definition of Freight Consolidation & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Freight Consolidation Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy where a shipper combines multiple shipments within a particular geographic region into a single shipment container that is then line hauled to a destination point where the smaller shipments that were part of the consolidation are broken down and shipped to their final destination or the single shipment is delivered directly through to final destination. Quick Video Demonstrating Consolidation & Pool Points

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Definition of a Freight Broker

By: Anna Young
June 11th, 2019

Definition of Freight Broker A freight broker is an individual or company that is contracted by a shipper to be a liaison between the shipper and a motor carrier to facilitate the movement of their property from origin to destination by accessing its vast network of carrier relationships.

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Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Freight

By: Anna Young
June 9th, 2019

Definition of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) LTL is used when a shipper has more than a parcel shipment, but less than a full truckload.

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5 Freight Mode Acronym Definitions You Need to Know in Under 100 Words

By: Anna Young
May 29th, 2019

Welcome to our blog series entitled "Logistics Lingo in 500 Words or Less".

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