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Freight Payment: How it Works, Benefits & How We Can Help

Shippers reach out to 3PL’s for multiple reasons – including handling freight payment services. Whether it’s managing the direct payment to carriers, to reviewing and auditing freight bills and shipping charges, trusting a dependable 3PL to handle the complete freight payment process can save a shipper a lot of money, time, and reduce stress. Below […]

Date: October 18, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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How Freight Payment and Auditing Services Work

In its simplest terms, Freight Payment and Auditing Services is a collection of several processes that essentially serves as an account payable service in place specifically for transportation invoices. This third-party service will partner with you to handle your invoices from start to finish, acting as a bridge between carrier and shipper to receive, process […]

Date: October 16, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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Freight Auditing: How It Works, Benefits & How We Can Help

Let’s face it; the bottom line is what’s most important for any company because it determines the company’s ability to stay in business, it’s longevity. Couple this with the fact that a large portion of overhead costs for nearly any company are freight and you conclude that these charges should be monitored and regularly audited […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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The Many Definitions of a 3PL (Third Party Logistics)

Third party logistics has simplified shipping for thousands of companies. 3PL’s is the abbreviated term that describes third party logistics, meaning a company that provides outsourced logistics operations and freight management. While there is a lot of great information on what a 3PL is and does, it is also true that there are several definitions […]

Date: October 2, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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Top Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

The modern supply chain is filled with roadblocks that impact a smooth operation. When it comes to inbound logistics management, shippers must navigate through a minefield of hurdles that range from end-user demands to changes in operational costs of doing business. The truth is that shippers face multiple issues that can throw a curveball in […]

Date: September 25, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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What are Trends in Automation of Freight Audit Payments?

The process of freight auditing is vital to maintaining a system of checks and balances for any shipper. By investigating freight invoices, a shipper can verify that they are being billed for what was negotiated – and no hidden or inflated costs are being paid. This duty is typically provided by a third-party agency that […]

Date: September 4, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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What is Freight Auditing and How Can It Help Your Company?

Regardless of how hard you try to avoid them – sometimes, mistakes happen. When it comes to logistics and the transportation of commodities, a mistake on billing can cost a shipper a tremendous amount of money. Due to this fact, most shippers and carriers utilize freight auditing programs to ensure billing consistency, reduce lost revenue, […]

Date: August 30, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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Why You Should Audit Your Freight Invoices?

We all understand that people can make mistakes. But when those mistakes cost your business money – it can lead to significant problems. For those who ship products, data entry or billing invoice mistakes are leading sources of lost revenue. To reduce the potential of financial losses in shipping, many companies allocate resources to the […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting | Supply Chain

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5 Tips for Choosing a Freight Audit and Payment Vendor

Using a freight audit and payment vendor is commonplace for many shippers in the US. Since most shippers spend nearly half of their logistics expenses on transportation, it’s typical for shippers to outsource their bill payment and freight audit services to third-parties that specialize in these product offerings. While they can help reduce stress and […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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Freight Audit and Payment Best Practices

Accurate and comprehensive data is the key to an organization’s success. Proper data enables a thorough analysis of systems and procedures within the business. This, in turn, leads to aligned strategic decisions that can boost the overall profitability and growth of the company. Thorough data, often found through auditing and analysis, helps answer the following […]

Date: July 10, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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Top Freight Audit & Payment Companies

Freight payment and audit is a necessary evil for businesses consistently shipping materials and goods. Companies who do not specialize in freight payment and audit may be leaving large amounts of potential savings on the table. That is why it is important to outsource freight audit and payment to a reputable third-party logistics (3PL) company. […]

Date: June 19, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay

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Benefits That Come With Transportation Management Services

Many shippers handle all of their own freight management services, from calling in pick-up requests, to auditing and paying their own freight bills. In our last article we discussed all the LTL Freight Management Solutions that an experienced 3PL can provide your company, at nearly no cost to you. But at the end of the day, […]

Date: January 26, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting | Supply Chain | Technology

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Consolidated Freight Invoicing: What Is It and How Is It Beneficial?

Consolidated freight invoicing is a practice often overlooked by many shippers, but is a resource that can save both the logistics team and the finance team a lot of time and energy. The LTX finance team not only processes a full freight audit & payment but also implements a consolidated freight invoice program for each […]

Date: November 4, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting | Supply Chain

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Transportation Management System: The Technology Every LTL Shipper Needs

In the days of modern technology, it’s important to have the most up to date systems in order to keep a competitive advantage. An advanced transportation management system (TMS) can not only increase your efficiency and cut transportation costs but also offer comprehensive solutions to deal with the complexities of global shipping. Here at LTX […]

Date: October 26, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Accessorial Charges: How it Affects Your LTL Freight Rate

One of the many factors that add up to your overall LTL freight rates is accessorial charges. Knowing what accessorial charges are, and how to control their occurrence and cost is one way to help reduce LTL freight costs. Many shippers are unaware of exactly what accessorial charges they may encounter and just how much […]

Date: October 14, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Supply Chain

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Will a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Company Increase Profitability and Supply Chain Efficiency?

Are you considering outsourcing your freight logistics to a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Company? Not sure if it will make a difference to your bottom line? If logistics are not one of your company’s core competencies, then the answer is yes. In this article we will discuss the four ways a 3PL can increase your profitability and […]

Date: September 13, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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What is Freight Audit and Payment and Why is it Important to your Supply Chain?

One out of every four freight bills contains an error that could affect your company’s bottom-line. In fact, here at LTX, we catch over 300 errors a day in our client’s invoices. These errors would often go unnoticed and uncorrected without a daily manual freight audit by the company and their staff. Manual auditing and […]

Date: September 2, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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