Frequent freight audits ensure that you never pay carriers more than you have to.
What is a Freight Audit?
On a Mission
The freight audit’s core mission is to hunt down potentially recoverable charges. It does this by examining, adjusting, and then verifying bills for accuracy, with the ultimate goal of helping your company pay no more than what the original freight contract obligates.
For example, transportation providers may add fees for weather delays, detention, demurrage, terminal handling, or any other myriad number of “extras” that you probably didn’t factor into your cost of doing business. Multiplied over time, these fees can take a bite out of your bottom line and seriously impact the profitability of every order shipped.
Whether you’re shipping 100 packages a week or 10,000 per day, even a minimal number of freight bill errors multiplied over weeks (or months) can add up quickly. By ensuring that your freight invoices align with the quote you were provided at the time of shipment, and that no “hidden” fees or accessorials were tacked on after the fact, freight audits yield substantial savings across all modes—from truck to train to intermodal to ocean carrier.