A shipper’s paid freight bills are audited and overcharge claims are filed to collect freight bill overcharges and erroneous or duplicate payments.
Paid freight bills can be sent to us monthly, quarterly, or annually. Upon receipt, they are checked for rate, commodity description, and extension errors. If payment information such as check vouchers or a diskette with this information is provided, bills are also checked for duplicate payments. Where errors are detected, overcharge claims are filed with the carrier that was paid. It is our policy to always return freight bills in the same order and sequence in which they are received.TIME TO COMPLETE AUDIT
It takes approximately thirty (30) days to complete an audit of six months paid freight bills.TARIFFS AND DISCOUNTS
We request that our clients provide us with copies of any special rate agreements, discounts, or contracts which have been negotiated with their carriers. This information will, of course, be kept confidential.
Our fee for this service is generally a percentage of the overcharges. When we receive payment from the carriers, their checks are sent to our clients together with our invoice for our portion of the overcharges.