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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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Methods to Secure Freight Cargo

By: Rick LaGore
July 18th, 2019

The logistics of transporting heavy machinery and other cargo are always complex. For starters, the act of moving a piece of heavy equipment, such as a CNC machine, out of its current space is a complex feat of physics and planning. From there, the machine must be loaded onto the first mile carrier, potentially moved to a ship or cargo plane, and finally transported to its end location where it must be unloaded and set up.

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SmartWay Certification Explained

By: Anna Young
July 15th, 2019

SmartWay Certification Defined SmartWay is a voluntary logistics partnership program, brand and collaboration that helps companies benchmark and adjust to industry best practices to obtain the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their supply chains.

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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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What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)?

By: Anna Young
July 10th, 2019

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)  The FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, came out of the Federal Highway Administration in 2000 in order to best protect against and limit motor carrier related fatalities and injuries on US highways.

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Carmack Amendment Explained in Detail

By: Anna Young
July 9th, 2019

Definition of the Carmack Amendment  Passed in 1935, The Carmack Amendment was enacted to draw the lines of engagement on what constitutes a legal liability freight cargo damage and loss claim against a motor.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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