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InTek Freight and Logistics solves the cost, capacity and service equation for shippers.

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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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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation

11 Differences Between Intermodal and Truckload Every Shipper Should Know

By: Rick LaGore
December 6th, 2018

Considering converting some of your truckload volume to intermodal or just adding intermodal into your logistics strategy for additional capacity?  If so, we’re here to help. Our group handles both truckload and intermodal shipping for our customers, with our specialty being intermodal.  

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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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Intermodal | truckload | diesel fuel price

Reduce LTL Costs Through Big Data Optimization

By: Rick LaGore
July 23rd, 2018

The real estate phrase location, location and location is used to point out to buyers a home can increase or decrease in value due to its location.  The reason for repeating the location three times is because location cannot be emphasized enough in real estate decisions.

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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | diesel fuel price

Looking for Intermodal Capacity

By: Rick LaGore
June 18th, 2018

The truckload marketplace is a highly fragmented market with 600,000 for-hire-carriers and 97% operate with fewer than 20 trucks. 

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Intermodal | truckload | Freight Broker | Freight Capacity Challenges

Technology & Capital Changing the Freight Broker / LSP Landscape for the Better

By: Rick LaGore
June 16th, 2017

The days of freight brokers operating with three phones and their hair on fire desperately looking for a carrier back haul is in the history books.  Technology and capital is the reason for the change ... and might I add a very positive change for shippers in terms of the quality of service; transparency; multitude of logistics options available; competitive pricing; data mining and network analysis; and professionalism.

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl

"Product Freight" is Different than "People Freight", yet Marketers Treat the Same?

By: Rick LaGore
May 3rd, 2017

If your email box is anything like mine it is getting populated with 3 to 5 emails a week from various freight companies telling us how easy it would be to sign up on their website to begin receiving competitive freight quotes at a press of a button, while also making track & trace a breeze.  

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | flatbed | warehouse move | DC move

Warehouse Inventory Moves - There is Another Way

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2017

Companies often find themselves staring down a warehouse / DC move because:

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | How To's | expedited

10 Tips How to Select Best Freight Broker for Your Company

By: Rick LaGore
February 23rd, 2017

 

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Intermodal | truckload | flatbed | llt | Freight Broker

What is a Freight Broker & The Value They Bring

By: Rick LaGore
February 13th, 2017

A freight broker is a company or individual who is a liaison between shippers and asset carriers.   The broker tenders a shippers' freight to an asset carrier; manages the shipment from origin to destination; then invoices the shipper, with the necessary paperwork and pays the carrier.

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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | How To's | Q & A | Nursery Stock

Shipping Nursery Stock via Intermodal Rail

By: Rick LaGore
February 13th, 2014

While winter snow and sub-zero temperatures make it hard for most of us to imagine Spring is just around the corner, those in the nursery stock business are gearing up for their peak Spring season.  From March 1 to June 1 nursery stock growers ship roughly 75% of their yearly sales.  The annual surge can make it difficult to obtain cost competitive truckload capacity.  

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