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

InTek Freight & Logistics in the News - Helping MercuryGate TMS Growth

By: Rick LaGore
December 21st, 2018

In a recent article published by Fleet News Daily entitled MercuryGate Announces Big Growth in Sales, InTek Freight & Logistics is listed as one of MG's key customers that helped to drive its growth in supply chain technology market through its industry leading cloud transportation management software (TMS). 

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inbound transportation managment | inbound freight management | Managed TMS | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services

Comparison between Freight Broker and Managed Transportation Services Freight Operation Models

By: Rick LaGore
December 10th, 2018

The freight broker market continues to evolve its value-add proposition for shippers.  Technology has put this transformation process into hyperdrive transitioning many freight brokers into logistics service providers (LSP’s).

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inbound freight management | Managed TMS | Trans Management | Managed Transportation Services | freight management

2019 Best Managed Transportation Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2018

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 | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | freight management | managed TM

How Much Does Managed Transportation Services Cost? A Comprehensive Pricing Guide

By: Rick LaGore
November 16th, 2018

People connect with us every day on our managed transportation services to ask various questions about how the solution can help them.  While the questions vary, the one question on everyone's list is how much it costs to bring a managed TM solution to their organization.

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