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InTek Freight and Logistics Blog

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

InTek Freight & Logistics Receives 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award

By: Rick LaGore
July 8th, 2019

InTek Freight & Logistics has been selected for the 2019 Best of Indianapolis Award in the Logistics Service category by the Indianapolis Award Program.  This is the second consecutive year InTek has received this award.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | Freight Broker

Definition and Importance of Gross & Tare Weight in Logistics

By: Rick LaGore
July 5th, 2019

Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.

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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 | LTL | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 4th, 2019

Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.  

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Bill of Lading (BOL) Defined & Its Importance

By: Anna Young
July 1st, 2019

Definition of Bill-of-Lading (BOL) Bill-of-Lading (BOL) is a required document in the shipment process that provides all parties, the consignor, consignee and carrier, with the pertinent details needed to ship the product and invoice it correctly.    

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project - Spot

By: Anna Young
June 24th, 2019

Methods of Freight Pricing - Contract, Spot or Project There is more to a freight rate than the dollar figure given by a freight provider that is then input to a spreadsheet equation.

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Truckload | Managed TMS

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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges:  Accessorial freight charges are fees added to a shipper’s freight invoice for services the motor freight carrier performed beyond the standard pick-up and delivery operation designated at the time a shipment is tendered.  The additional charges cover a wide variety of services outside of the line haul charge and fuel surcharge that are in connection with the transportation of goods.

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of Freight Consolidation & Benefits in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 12th, 2019

Definition of Freight Consolidation Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy where a shipper combines multiple shipments within a particular geographic region into a single shipment container that is then line hauled to a destination point where the smaller shipments that were part of the consolidation are broken down and shipped to their final destination or the single shipment is delivered directly through to final destination. Quick Video Demonstrating Consolidation & Pool Points

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Truckload | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL | Freight Broker

Definition of a Freight Broker

By: Anna Young
June 11th, 2019

Definition of Freight Broker A freight broker is an individual or company that is contracted by a shipper to be a liaison between the shipper and a motor carrier to facilitate the movement of their property from origin to destination by accessing its vast network of carrier relationships.

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Truckload | Freight Broker | Logistics Service Provider

When to Use a Freight Broker in Your Logistics Strategy

By: Rick LaGore
June 9th, 2019

A common question for both large and small shippers is whether they should engage a freight broker to help them fulfill their freight and logistics requirements.  

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