Freight audits allow shippers to improve their bottom line by reducing unnecessary spend from invoicing errors. Around 20% of freight invoices contain errors, which means it’s not uncommon for shippers to pay more than they owe — and conducting a freight audit recoups 8% of transportation costs on average.
But, it usually involves messy data spread across disparate sources like emails, PDFs, and spreadsheets, making the process painfully manual, time-consuming, and error-prone — especially when you have multiple shipping partners.
Some shippers don’t run freight audits because they simply don’t have the bandwidth. Some try to get time back by outsourcing it, but this can be just as expensive with even less visibility and oversight.
Automating the freight audit process reveals discrepancies to cut overcharges and creates substantial labor cost savings by eliminating manual processes, allowing your team to focus on the impactful work they were hired for.