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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 | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis

By: Rick LaGore
November 24th, 2020

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 5.2% from the prior week.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics Service Provider

Temp Controlled Intermodal Reduces Freight Cost & Increases Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
November 24th, 2020

Temperature controlled freight is not just a need for the heat of summer months, but often is a year round requirement for some commodities.

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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 | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Real-Time & Accurate Freight Shipment Visibility with InTek

By: Rick LaGore
November 19th, 2020

Quite often data is just as important as the shipment itself, which is why we see one of the top 5 questions shippers ask when evaluating a new freight company to be a part of its business is “what shipment visibility options does your company offer”.

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Freight Capacity & Price Benefits with 40' & 45' Intermodal Service

By: Rick LaGore
November 18th, 2020

Financial advisors and logistics professionals are similar in that they both recommend diversification.  For financial advisors that comes by way of a diversified portfolio of stocks, while a logistics professional needs diversification in their selection of freight modes to strengthen their ability to obtain freight capacity at the best price.

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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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Top 5 Risk Mitigation Factors Freight Brokers & 3PL's Provide Shippers

By: Rick LaGore
November 12th, 2020

Believe it or not, but a third party logistics company / freight broker helps companies minimize a shipper’s risk when sourcing freight through their operations.

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What Shippers Need to Know About Cheapest, Lowest & Best Freight Rates

By: Rick LaGore
November 10th, 2020

The two highest searched topics on freight rates are “best freight rates” and “cheapest freight rates”.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

What is the Legal Weight Shippers Permitted to Load Cargo?

By: Rick LaGore
September 1st, 2020

The majority of InTek’s freight business is moving loads for shippers needing either 53’ domestic intermodal or truckload capacity.  While both freight modes offer the same cube, there are a few differences shippers should know, with the weight being the biggest issue.

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Restricted & Prohibited Intermodal Commodities: What You Need to Know

By: Rick LaGore
August 18th, 2020

While 53’ domestic intermodal can be a fantastic alternative to truckload, it does not make sense in all cases.

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Definition of OS&D (And How-To Successfully File a Freight Claim)

By: Rick LaGore
August 17th, 2020

Definition of OS&D LTL Claims OS&D is the abbreviation for over, short and damage, which is best described in detail below:

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