Freight Bill Audit and Payment
Broussard Logistics will audit your freight bills to ensure invoice accuracy. Errors and occasional indifference on the part of carriers, shippers and consignees can add up to a significant cost. Discovering these mistakes and improving controls can result in very significant cost reduction, as well as cost avoidance.
Broussard focuses the problem of freight bill accuracy in a 3 ways:
Freight Payables Pre-Audit
Our professionals will make certain your freight bills are being paid properly by performing a pre-audit of freight bills. Auditing freight bills before payment is essential in controlling freight costs and ensures that rates, along with numerous other factors, are accurately applied. Our staff will focus on addressing your specialized pricing requirements resulting in a complete, comprehensive and accurate audit of your freight bills. We handle multiple modes of transportation, and address the varied and complex pricing presented by your transportation service providers. We will ensure that you pay carriers correctly.
Your company may have been overcharged on previously paid freight bills. Since our professionals have extensive knowledge in auditing freight charges, our experience allows us to easily identify overcharges.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Send us your freight invoices billed within the past 180 days, along with pricing agreements*
Step 2: We will audit the paid bills to determine if errors exist.
Step 3: When an error is detected, we will then file a claim with the carrier on your behalf**
Step 4: When a recovery is complete, we will then send the check to your company with our invoice attached.
*The regulations specified under the Trucking Industry Regulatory Reform Act of 1994 only allow 180 days to claim overcharges to freight carriers.
**By law the carrier has 60 days to acknowledge receipt of the claim and will typically pay the claims within 60 days of the notification if the claim is viable.
Freight Payments Reporting
Without experience in the transportation industry, freight bill payment is one of the most time consuming, expensive and confusing of the payable process. We have experts that understand transportation. With Broussard Logistics performing the payment and reporting function you can significantly reduce these expenses. We handle all payment inquiries and ensure that carriers are paid accurately and on time, and your funds are always secure.
It is important not only to pay invoices, but also retain the information you desire from your freight bills and present it in the format that best meets your company’s needs. Our system can generate any type of reporting that you would require. Standard and customized reporting capabilities offer you a variety of meaningful management reports based on data captured from freight bills and associated documents. This includes real time reports that can be accessed by a powerful, web based query and reporting system at any time necessary. Broussard Logistics collects the data needed to help control future shipping expenses and maximize efficiency.