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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 | Managed Transportation Services | motor carrier | freight capacity | motor freight

Freight Motor Carrier Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 23rd, 2019

Definition of a Motor Carrier A motor carrier is an asset-based trucking entity that transports property for compensation.  

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3PL | TMS | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | LSP

What is Managed Transportation Services & Its Benefits?

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.  

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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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inbound freight management | logistics | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | managed TM

Definition of Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Logistics and logistics management is a subset of processes that fall under supply chain management that plans, executes, reports and coordinates the movement of goods within an organization’s network of stakeholders that include:

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freight consolidation | ltl consolidation | pool consolidation | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | LTL rates

Top 10 Benefits of LTL Freight Consolidation and How-to Implement

By: Rick LaGore
March 26th, 2019

As we have shared previously, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the most difficult freight moves to get “right”.  Between NMFC class ratings, confusing tariff schedules, various service coverage maps and claims, there is plenty in play that can take a great deal of energy away from other priorities in a shipper’s logistics and supply chain strategy. With all the moving parts LTL brings, the priorities of cost and service often takes a back seat to just getting the product from your dock to the ultimate customer at a better cost than last year.

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Mexico intermodal | US - Mexico Cross Border Intermodal | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | Mexico Shipping | canada interm | Canada Shipping

Cross Border Shipments US-Mexico-Canada: How-to & Cost Considerations

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2019

Today’s world requires companies to operate increasingly complex supply chains to optimize their results.  This new world view challenges shippers with import and export obstacles they have not previously had to negotiate, as both customers and suppliers do not all reside within the confines of the United States.

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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2019 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 19th, 2019

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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Freight Broker | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | LSP | logistics service provider | motor carrier

Logistics Service Providers vs Motor Carriers: Comparing the Differences

By: Rick LaGore
February 12th, 2019

A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker.  Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.

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inbound transportation managment | inbound freight management | Managed Transportation Services | transportation management system | vendor management

Inbound Freight Management Services: Top 10 Benefits & Why Often Overlooked

By: Rick LaGore
January 21st, 2019

Year-after-year logistics teams are tasked to reduce their freight spend and improve the supply chain performance of the company.  Time-and-again inbound freight management is not identified as an opportunity, which continues to have those in the logistics and supply chain industry scratching their heads as to why because according to the Aberdeen Group, inbound freight can consume 40% of an average organization’s annual freight spend or 3.6% to 5.2% of a firm’s total annual sales.  

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Managed Transportation Services | transportation management system | freight audit & pay | freight pay settlement

Best Freight Audit & Pay Companies of 2019 (and How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
January 17th, 2019

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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truckload | intermodal transportation | ltl | ltl consolidation | Managed Transportation Services

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Best Logistics in Indianapolis

By: Rick LaGore
December 27th, 2018

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