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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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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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Intermodal | truckload | supply chain management | 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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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

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 | Managed Transportation Services | motor carrier | freight capacity | motor freight

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 | truckload rates | Freight Broker | logistics service provider | FTL | truckload broker

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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truckload | Freight Broker | expedited | Full-truckload

Truckload (FTL) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 9th, 2019

Definition of Truckload (FTL) Truckload (FTL) is the freight mode that shippers utilize when they require the full 53' space of a trailer for a shipment.

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truckload | truckload rates | FTL | Full-truckload

2019 Best Truckload Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
June 5th, 2019

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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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | logistics | truck freight | intermodal freight

Why Diversification of Truckload & Intermodal is Key to Logistics Success

By: Rick LaGore
March 19th, 2019

There is not a one-size-fits-all solution in life and that holds true for freight and logistics strategies.

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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | logistics | intermodal freight

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

By: Rick LaGore
March 18th, 2019

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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Intermodal | truckload | intermodal transportation | logistics | intermodal freight

Intermodal Transportation - Beginners Guide and FAQ's

By: Rick LaGore
March 11th, 2019

We talk to hundreds of companies a year about their logistics and supply chain teams.

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