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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 | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS

Why Outsourcing Freight Management Improves Job, Not Cause You to Lose It

By: Rick LaGore
December 13th, 2020

Today’s complex supply chain have companies operating in highly competitive markets to meet customers where they are in their buying requirements have elevated the need for businesses to employ the best possible logistics and supply chains execution and strategies and get out of the daily firefighting of tracking, tracing and recovering inbound and outbound shipments of your company, but to get to that position takes time, talent and resources many companies do not have at their disposal but need it to better their position in the market they compete.

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2021 Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

Let’s face it, the freight audit and pay process is one of the least favorite tasks within the logistics industry.  One would think moving freight from anywhere in the country to anywhere in the country on any given day comes with challenges that would never approach paying a bill, but that is just not the case.  

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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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Truckload | Freight Broker | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2021 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

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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Managed TMS

2021 Best Managed Transportation Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

Managed transportation services is the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to better manage their supply chain performance.  Surprisingly, there is very little information about how much managed transportation costs, who the largest providers of the service are in the market and what are all the options a shipper has with the types of services they can obtain through a managed transportation solution.  

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

2021 Best Transportation Management System (TMS) Software Packages

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

Managed transportation services continue to be the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to optimize their supply chain performance against the challenging backdrop of rising freight rates, tight truck capacity, along with changing and more challenging customer requirements.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

Freight Management Service Solutions Help Mid-Sized Companies Compete

By: Rick LaGore
November 16th, 2020

Leading companies have been choosing to bring their supply chains to the forefront of their strategic initiatives because they understand a company's supply chain is more than the movement of goods from raw materials to finished goods for a transactional cost.  

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Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Pros and Cons of a Freight & Logistics 3PL Managed TMS Service

By: Rick LaGore
September 17th, 2020

The decision to outsource your logistics functions is not one to be made lightly, but a choice thousands of other companies have successfully executed.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

SaaS TMS vs. Cloud TMS: What's the Difference & Which is Better for Your Company

By: Rick LaGore
September 7th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of transportation management software (TMS) system buyers every year.  

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Top 12 TMS Implementation Best Practices to Prevent Failure

By: Rick LaGore
September 3rd, 2020

The cloud TMS evolution has not only brought capabilities that were unthinkable just a few years ago, but it has also opened up the opportunities of companies of all sizes to top ties systems that previously were off limits because of cost.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Transportation Management System

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Analysis Key to TMS Buying Selection Process

By: Rick LaGore
August 31st, 2020

It can be argued the transportation management software (TMS) system is the most important IT software platform companies need to drive a competitive advantage in their industry.  The reason for this thought is supply chain management has increasingly become far more complex and customers are demanding more. 

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