Trust our experience. National Traffic Service has been providing superior freight audit and payment services since 1956. We are SAS 70 and SSAE 16 Type II certified, which means we operate under the highest quality processing controls.
We process 40 million domestic and international bills annually representing $2 billion in freight for over 200 companies throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more about us.
Each year we save our clients over $40 million in potential overcharges, not including duplicate invoices, as a result of our audits.
Our typical audit savings is $4.25 for each freight bill that we audit, excluding duplicate invoices. On average, you’ll reduce your transportation expense 2% by having us eliminate overcharges on your invoices.
Freight costs are a significant portion of your company’s expenses. Visibility into your supply chain is the key to achieving cost savings that keep your company competitive.
Very few freight audit companies can give you the level of business intelligence that we offer. As we process your bills, we capture over 150 fields from your freight invoices, bills of lading and delivery receipts. That information can be viewed through standard reports or imported into your company’s ERP systems.
You can generate reports yourself through our web-based reporting tools, or let us generate and distribute reports to your employees.
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Letting us handle your freight payments reduces the load on your staff. We pay your carriers promptly, while freeing up your accounting department to perform other more productive functions.
Each day we receive freight invoices from the tens of thousands of carriers that we work with. Invoices are received via mail, e-mail or electronically via EDI format.
Once received, the data is entered and verified manually by our experienced data entry staff, or inserted electronically via EDI. Each and every bill that we process at National Traffic Service is audited either electronically through our AutoRate system or by a professional auditor before payment.
We'll check for any and all possible overcharges including:
Our freight audit process varies depending on the mode of freight. Here’s what we check for each form of transportation.
Rail Bills - We determine carrier liability as with truck bills; determine if rate is correct based on your rate contract and shipper's routing instructions; check accessorial charges, such as demurrage.
International Air Freight - We examine the airbill for source information; determine the origin and destination; determine if rates are based on pounds or kilos; determine freight charges based on the greater of actual or DIM (dimensional) weights; determine the type of service (standard, expedited, etc.); determine if there is any distinction for type of transport (door-to-door, door-to-airport, etc.); check fuel and security surcharges; check any other accessorial charges; check currency conversions.
Ocean Shipments - We examine the bill of lading for source information; determine the origin and destination, including ports of exit and entry; determine type of container used; verify delivery charge; check fuel (BAF) and security surcharges; check for any other accessorial charges.
International Brokerage Invoices - We check the entry summary for the commodities being imported; audit customs entry service fee; audit the merchandise processing fee (MPF); audit any accessorial charges related to the clearance through customs such as storage charges, FDA charges, etc.; for carnet shipments check for documentation for temporary importation of goods; audit transportation or cartage fee.
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