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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
January 11th, 2021

Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market. The InTek intermodal spot rate index decreased 15.7% from the prior week.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | LTL

Freight Contract Rates vs Spot Rates - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
January 4th, 2021

Logistics and supply chain decisions have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and its success to achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.

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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

Asset vs Non-Asset Intermodal Freight Providers: A Detailed Comparison

By: Rick LaGore
December 30th, 2020

As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we often hear from shippers, “we only work with asset intermodal providers".  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Options Beyond JB Hunt, Hub Group, Schneider, XPO & Swift

By: Rick LaGore
December 22nd, 2020

For years, InTek has been laser focused on domestic intermodal as an alternative to truckload options for price and capacity requirements.  

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

How Cold Weather Can Potentially Impact Intermodal Freight Shipments

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

We are constantly being bombarded by articles telling us trucking capacity is tight or will soon be tight and they go on to give numerous reasons why it is the case this time around.  These constant hits have jaded many of us to a point that they are considered marketing material used by the freight community to justify higher prices, but for others it causes them to look for alternatives for their 53’ freight capacity requirements.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation

Domestic Intermodal Container Market Share by Railroad and IMC

By: Rick LaGore
December 18th, 2020

The truckload marketplace is a highly fragmented market with  700,000 motor carrier companies, with 91.0% operating 6 or fewer trucks and 97.3% operating fewer than 20 trucks. 

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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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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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Truckload

2021 Best Truckload Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

We talk with hundreds of shippers about truckload and truckload brokerage options every year in sales calls, blog discussions, social media and through our participation on leading industry panels sponsored by the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association).  

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Truckload | LTL

2021 Top LTL & Truckload Freight Companies

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2020

We talk with shippers daily about LTL, truckload and truckload brokerage potential service solutions. And this should be expected with over 50% of the freight spend in the US is with these two modes of service.

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