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Transfix Unveils Transfix Shield: A Revolutionary Fraud Prevention Suite for the Freight Industry


Transfix Unveils Transfix Shield: A Revolutionary Fraud Prevention Suite for the Freight Industry

Transfix Inc. has made a significant stride in fortifying the freight industry against fraud with the introduction of Transfix Shield, an exclusive suite of fraud-prevention tools tailored for shippers, carriers, and brokers. This groundbreaking launch includes RateCon Shield and Facility Shield, two innovative products poised to address longstanding fraud challenges within the logistics sector.

Jonathan Salama, CEO and Co-founder of Transfix, emphasized the importance of industry collaboration in combating fraud, stating, “Fraud is a persistent challenge that demands collective action from all stakeholders in the industry. Our initial rollout of these tools has generated significant interest and enthusiasm among our brokerage partners and longstanding clients.”

RateCon Shield, introduced last summer in a pilot program, targets the alarming trend of bad actors impersonating legitimate freight brokers. These fraudulent entities assume the identity of reputable brokers, offering loads to carriers and then disappearing before payment, leaving carriers unpaid and legitimate brokers tarnished. RateCon Shield combats this by automating the addition of a unique QR code to rate confirmation documents. This empowers carriers to authenticate loads and brokers, bolstering security and credibility across brokerage operations and carrier transactions.

Dan O’Sullivan, CEO of United States of Freight, praised RateCon Shield as a game-changer, remarking, “RateCon Shield sets us apart in the industry, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding both our shippers’ freight and our carriers’ livelihoods. Partnering with Transfix, an organization deeply invested in combating fraud, reinforces our commitment to a secure freight ecosystem.”

Facility Shield, currently in beta testing and soon to be available to shippers, extends fraud prevention measures to the facility level. This tool equips shippers with proprietary validation systems and processes to verify carriers before they enter a facility, mitigating the risk of theft and unauthorized access.

Both RateCon Shield and Facility Shield offer seamless integration via API connection, ensuring a flexible and expedited onboarding process for users without the need for additional applications.

In an industry characterized by fierce competition among brokers, Transfix is leading the charge in fostering collaboration against fraudulent actors. With Transfix Shield, the freight industry takes a significant step towards a more secure and resilient future.

Read more about the Transfix Shield Suite and sign up here,

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Capacity Lane Scores from Tai Software and FreightWaves SONAR Provide Brokers Best-in-Class Market Data

Tai TMS (Tai), a fully integrated, broker-friendly platform for freight management, and FreightWaves’ SONAR data intelligence tool, continue to empower freight brokers and 3PLs to make more informed quote decisions amidst current difficult market conditions.

The integration provides Capacity Lane Scores directly within Tai’s comprehensive logistics intelligence system, providing visibility into the most up-to-date market data and trend directions.

Since the SONAR integration first launched in March 2022, Tai’s one-stop Truckload Quoting page provides users with an instant view of Capacity Lane Scores which rank current capacity trends on a 0-100 scale (with 100 indicating the tightest capacity) for any given lane.

Additionally, brokers can see whether a Capacity Lane Score is increasing, indicating tightening capacity and increasing rates, or decreasing, meaning that capacity is loosening, and rates will likely drop. This data allows brokers to strategically decide when to request rate quotes and from which lanes, lowering costs and improving profitability.

The SONAR integration is one of Tai’s 500+ tool integrations that fully automates the FTL lifecycle, allowing brokers to go from quote to delivery without manual intervention. Capacity Lane Scores translate tender volume and rejection data into a relative measure of market capacity. A unique algorithm is used to produce these scores by detecting structural market pattern shifts and volatility in load balance and tender rejection levels. SONAR uses high-frequency data from a consortium of companies following standardized protocol to provide market insights in freight pricing.

With constant market swings and disruptions in the past few years, Capacity Lane Scores unlock key SONAR data directly within the TMS platform, allowing freight brokers to anticipate market trends in the same platform where they find coverage.


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Market Study On Freight Management Systems: Driving Efficiency and Streamlining Logistics Operations

Research Nester, is thrilled to reveal the insights of the expanding Freight Management Systems (FMS) market, anticipated to grow at 10.69% CAGR from 2022 to 2031. This sector is witnessing progress, fueled by the demand for improved operational effectiveness, cost reduction, and instant visibility, in the worldwide logistics industry.

In today’s world, where the global economy is growing rapidly and supply chains are becoming more intricate it has become increasingly important for businesses in sectors to prioritize efficient freight management. To overcome these challenges, the market for Freight Management Systems provides software solutions that effectively streamline logistics operations enhance visibility of freight and enable a seamless end, to end view of the supply chain.

The Freight Management Systems market is expected to witness growth in the coming years mainly driven by the rise in global trade and the adoption of advanced technologies like AI and IoT. Additionally, there is a growing demand for effective and affordable solutions, for optimizing freight operations. In 2021, global trade hit a record surpassing USD 28.5 trillion. This represents an increase of nearly 13% compared to the pre pandemic level of 2019 and an impressive growth of almost 25% from 2020. The expansion of trade and the trend towards globalization have played a significant role in the substantial rise in the movement of goods, across borders. To aid companies in navigating this landscape FMS offers a range of tools that enable efficient management of transportation networks, optimization of routes and ensuring prompt delivery of goods.

Furthermore, the rising requirement for transportation and logistics coordination along with the growing necessity for better insight, into supply chains are anticipated to fuel the expansion of the Freight Management Systems Market. According to a report released in 2021, around 41% of supply chain executives have shown interest in investing in real time visibility for their supply chain. Moreover, it is projected that by 2026, over 76% of companies specializing in supply chain management software will integrate analytics, artificial intelligence and data science into their solutions. More and more companies are turning to automation to cut down on expenses and improve the effectiveness of their supply chain processes. By implementing FMS companies gain an insight into their supply chain operations allowing them to make smarter choices regarding sourcing materials and optimizing their transportation and logistics network.

In 2022, road freight transportation took the lead in the global freight management system industry market share. This was primarily driven by the growing demand for reliable delivery of goods the surging popularity of e commerce and the requirement, for effective transportation of merchandise. By 2050, it is anticipated that the transportation of freight on roads will reach 39 trillion tonne kilometers, which is a significant rise, from the 6.300 trillion tonne kilometers recorded in 2010. In addition, road transportation offers the benefit of reaching locations and the capability to carry a wide range of goods including both hazardous materials and temperature sensitive products. That’s why many e-commerce and logistics companies prefer using road freight as their mode of transportation.

The transportation industry is expected to capture high share of the North American freight management systems market owing to the various government initiatives aimed at developing the infrastructure sector. As of 2022 the transportation industry in the United States is valued at USD 1.35 trillion, and over 4.28 million businesses are operating in transportation and warehousing. Moreover, the government has introduced programs like the Fixing Americas Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which has allocated funds for infrastructural undertakings and the advancement of improved freight management systems. Consequently, this has led to an increased need for systems, in the market of North America.

Key players, in the Freight Management Systems sector consist of MCLEOD SOFTWARE, Freightview, Freight Management Systems Inc., Linbis, Inc., Logisuite Corporation, DreamOrbit Softech Private Limited, THE DESCARTES SYSTEMS GROUP INC, Oracle, Werner Enterprises, MercuryGate, Blue Yonder Group, Inc., Manhattan Associates, E2open, LLC, TMC C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.), SAP SE, and others.

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American Group Automating LTL and FTL Processing with Tai Software

Tai TMS (Tai), a fully integrated freight broker platform for freight management and transportation, today announced that American Group, a shipping and logistics company providing a concierge-level transportation experience, is leveraging Tai’s automation and integration network within their operations to expedite time to value for their shipping customers. Roughly 50% of all LTL loads processed by American Group are fully automated, allowing their agents to spend more time winning business and finding capacity for their customers.

Tai is a leading partner with tools that span up and down a brokerage, from FTL to LTL.  Through Tai’s integration with HubTran, American Group was able to implement documentation and accounting automation into their daily operations. By leveraging this integration, American Group now has access to seamless and automated invoice processing, reducing the time and effort required for manual data entry and document management while mitigating risk of improper inputs.

All told, American Group’s Carrier Sales team can find capacity for their customers up to 70% faster on FTL than they could before adopting Tai. By combining Tai’s automation functionalities, American Group representatives can save up to 5 hours per week, per person. The power of automation is further exemplified in American Group’s use of Tai’s integration with, allowing the brokerage to automate the storage and processing of their freight claims and carrier communications.

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Global Supply Chain Management: Developing Successful Relationships in Freight and Logistics

The Covid-19 Pandemic has increased in global supply chains:


-Increased Costs


-Reduced Capacity

-Limited Negotiation Leverage for Shippers

When freight is managed as a “commodity” there is little opportunity for long-term, more successful and profitable relationships in the purchasing of global transportation services between shippers of cargo, service providers and carriers.

Most shippers with international footprints work directly with carrier options, NVOCC’s, 3PL’s or forwarders/brokers. These relationships, as we enter the second year of the Covid-19 Pandemic are increasingly critical aspects of freight, logistics and overall supply chain management success.

Uncertainty in the freight markets has created a disruption, confusion, and disharmony in the trade lanes of the world, in particular, to and from the USA/China. Air and Ocean Freight Pricing is up in multiples of 3-8x average pricing over the 2017-2019 periods.

There are also delays and a significant lack of carrier capacity, chassis and trucking capabilities. This has impacted both imports and exports as well as certain domestic movements.

While the biggest impact is on international trade lanes, domestic freight is up and has caused capacity and pricing increase, as well.

The most impactful frustration is with inbound air and ocean freight from China to North America. The concerns start with the “demand planning” and the need to substantially increase lead times, say normally at 8-12 weeks to 20-30 weeks out.

Importers need to be prepared for delays in moving the freight as much as 30-60 days. Carriers have now come up with “Premium Pricing” best described as “If you want your freight to move … this is the price you will have to pay”. This is causing ocean freight pricing to rise into the $8-15,000 level per 40’ Container from China to the West Coast USA.

Ocean Freight which has been typically guided by “annual contracts” is now mainly controlled by “spot market pricing”. Another leading indicator of a very tight market condition.

Airfreight pricing could as high as $10.00 per kilo., where normally $2.50 per kilo would be the market rates.

The market volatility is likely to extend into 2022 so we caution all supply chain managers to properly prepare for more difficult times and seek numerous options.

With all the doom and gloom, there are a number of measures we can take to mitigate the impact and

When we have “sustainable relationships” we capitalize on the following:

Better working relationships between shippers, service providers, and carriers

We all want to work in an atmosphere in global trade where we would describe our relationships in the global supply chain as excellent. This allows for less stress and overall better results.

Quality relationships create the ability for better planning and management by more informed and better-anticipated expectations.

Ability to work through Pandemic Disruption.

Carriers and Service Providers are more likely to accommodate existing clients where a favorable working relationship is present. Since there is limited capacity, the industry prioritizes clients over prospects.

Longer tenured relationships

Changing service providers and carriers frequently is disruptive and costly and never a preferred option. Everyone engaged in the supply chain does better in long-term relationships.

Reduction of risk and spend in the global supply chain

When the relationships work well we always see a direct relationship to the reduction of costs and risks as goods move through the supply chain cycle both domestically and internationally

Keep in mind that there are a number of options from freight consolidation, drawbacks, FTZ’s … that these relationships can bring to value in global supply chains.

Consistency in pricing and service agreements

If we always have “spikes” and “steep” changes in our business models, no one will be happy in your company and the difficulty to manage operational issues will be very difficult all the time.

The preference always is to have a smooth gliding more rhythmic path in the business model to follow so changes are not large or small but even out on a more consistent basis.

Less “angst” in “day to day” business dealings

The uncertainty is global shipping has caused much frustration, which has led to high degrees of angst.

Angst causes stress. Stress causes anger. Anger causes bad decisions. Bad decisions usually produce bad results. Eliminate angst and have more success.

Ability to work through problems and bringing quicker resolve to issues at hand

Global supply chain managers face challenges every day. Even in the best-managed supply chains, problems will occur daily. They need to be resolved quickly. Good working relationships “open the door” to quick, swift and comprehensive resolution.

Access to better security and trade compliance initiatives

Every international supply chain requires due diligence, reasonable care and supervision and control to meet various government security and trade compliance regulatory requirements.  Better working relationships foster a more secure and compliant environment to ship freight in.

Better access to and utilization of technology resources

Technology will always enhance business relationships with all the benefits of expediency, efficiency, exactness and information flow.

Technology is becoming one of the most important value-adds in business relationships in the global supply chain:

-Enhance efficiency in information flow

-Enhance correctness in information

-Allows information flow to be the conduit for more informed decision-making

-Creates KPI’s (key performance indicators) that manage accountability between the multiple parties in international transactions

-Becomes a management tool to increase overall performance, lower costs and reduce risk.

Creating a “partnership” approach

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of establishing a “mindset” between all the parties to approach matters on a “partnership” basis.  This is the best course of action that achieves “trust and confidence” between shippers, service providers, and carriers.

Trust and confidence become “hallmarks” and allows all parties to both compromise and benefit from all the actions that impact one another in the day-to-day movement of freight throughout the world.

The following key factors create a path to better relationships and sustainability.


Share all the information necessary to get the job done right. Eliminate a “mindset” of clandestine behavior, working through “secret passageways or working in the shadows” mentality.

Put up all the data. Shippers outline clear expectations. Service providers and carriers outline clear capabilities.

A no non-sense, direct, no BS approach works best.

Valuing Favored Incumbents

Always be loyal to companies that have serviced you well. Loyalty is what you expect from your customers, so give it to your vendors and suppliers, when well deserved.

If you need to conduct an RFP (Request for Proposal) and bring in competition always give some advantage to a favored incumbent.

Be Open and Honest, Consistently

The value of being open falls in line with being transparent, but also adds on an element of “frankness, truthfulness and honesty”.  People trust those who are honest period.

When you are more honest, you can get more done as people better respect you and are more open to participate and go the extra yard to get better results.

Be Creative

The challenges of global trade can be daunting. Every approach will require a potentially different and maybe even a new revolutionary approach.

Creativity is a necessary element of being able to compete successfully, as creativity opens the door for problem resolution, progressive options, aggressive tactics and at times advanced/rebellious/extreme/mutinous behaviors.

Risk Management in assuring “Insurance” is Addressed

Claims are inevitable if you ship goods internationally. If you want to see a “relationship, go south quickly” have an unresolved claim.  Liability for loss and damage in global trade is an area of major concern.

All parties in the supply chain shipper, service provider and carrier need to know where their risk begins and ends and if there is a claim, where indemnification will originate.

When this is left unclear, it creates frustration between the parties and eventually a loss of confidence, which leads to a breakdown in any opportunity for sustainability between the parties.

Address insurance concerns proactively, comprehensively and with transparency and you will mitigate future relationship issues.


Quality relationships drive sustainability, which is always a preferred option in global trade.

The big concern is the impact all of this will have on both industrial and consumer pricing, which has and is likely to increase pricing even more than it has already with inflation raising its ugly head.

Comprehensive planning, making better more informed decisions and developing quality options and relationships create a blueprint for mitigating these supply chain challenges now and down the road.


Thomas A. Cook is a 30 year seasoned veteran of global trade and Managing Director of Blue Tiger International, based in New York, LA and West Palm Beach, Florida.

The author of 19 books on international business, two best business sellers. Graduate of NYS Maritime Academy with an undergraduate and graduate degree in marine transportation and business management.

Tom has a worldwide presence through over 300 agents in every major city along with an array of transportation providers and solutions.

Tom works with a number of Associations providing “value add” to their membership services and enhancing their overall reach into global sourcing and in export sales management.

He can be reached at or 516-359-6232.

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Ecommerce Expert Explains How to Develop an International Supply Chain

When selling products, you may need to import them from other countries and have them delivered to a warehouse or home. There are different ways to do this whether by air, train, or by sea. During this process, there are fees and regulations you should be aware of.  I will be explaining how to develop an international supply chain with three key elements: the type of shipping, selecting and booking your freight, and post-delivery supply chain.

Types of Shipping

There are several well-known types of shipping, such as Free Carrier, Free Alongside Ship, Cost and Freight, Cost/Insurance and Freight, Cost Paid To, Carrier and Insurance Paid To, and Delivery at Place, among others. In my experience, I have found three types that are used more than the others: Ex Work, Free on Board, and Delivery Duty Paid.

Ex Work means your goods are at the manufacture’s warehouse and you are responsible for shipping the product to your destination. In this case, you will have to pay for customs, customs bonds, taxes, and any charges that may come up during the process.

Free on Board (FOB) is when your product will be delivered to the port or ship. What does this mean? The manufacturer will get your product on the boat, but you will be in charge of getting it off the ship, through customs, and delivered to you. What I do not like about this type of shipping is that when the manufacturer drops the product off, it is unsupervised, and my insurance does not kick in until the next step. There is an uninsured moment, so I recommend avoiding FOB shipments.

Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) is one I deal with all the time and I also call it Door to Door. The goods are shipped to you and delivered to your warehouse or your house location. Whoever you negotiate with will pay all deliberate duties, and it is a good way to avoid unseen costs.

These three terms are extremely important when negotiating with manufacturers. I usually quote Ex Work or DDP, because, throughout the entire process, there is someone in charge of the shipment.

Select Freight

A freight forwarder is a person or company that deals with the shipment of goods from the manufacturer to a customer, market, or point of distribution. You have traditional ones, like DHL and FedEx, which more commonly do air shipping. DHL is usually the most expensive option, but the fastest large provider and can take two to ten days to deliver. FedEx can take up to two weeks, depending on the shipping type.

You can tell your freight forwarder where to pick up your product and where to deliver them to. The forwarder will handle the rest. They help you in handling customs, bonds, and taxes. There are plenty of companies that do this and can help you with all forms of transportation. I use freight marketplaces, which work like Expedia, giving you options and quotes from several freight forwarding companies. I regularly use Freightos and have had a good experience. Pro-tip: make sure to insure the full shipment, and don’t fudge your invoices.

Domestic Supply Chain

Once you have chosen your type of shipping and selected a freight forwarder, you need to find a place to store and ship your goods. What you will select depends on your business model. Some common solutions are Amazon FBA, delivering it to your warehouse, or use a third-party logistics or fulfillment center (3PL).

The ideal supply chain would be choosing Ex Work, using a freight forwarder, and ensuring shipment the entire way. You will have to pay for the cost of freight, taxes, and tariffs. The quickest route would be shipping to California, and from there, to your 3PL or warehouse. You can put everything in one location and distribute to the rest of the country.

Mastering these three key elements will guarantee the successful shipment of your goods and the success of your commerce. Having a good partner or a 3PL will add value to your business. It is important you do your research before you start importing products.


Scott Bartnick is a strong professional leader with a degree in industrial and systems engineering, specializing in public relations. Bartnick is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and successful business owner. He has extensive and diverse experience with eCommerce consulting, operational excellence, public relations, sales, and marketing. You can reach Scott at The Five Day Startup.


Best Ways to Keep Track of Your Freight Shipments

When shipments are late, so much becomes inconvenienced. Production stops, work gets backed up, further shipments are delayed. Then, the phone calls arrive with customers wanting to know the status. If you have ever had to ask “Where is my freight?” then, it’s time to learn about the best ways to keep track of it.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options that are helpful for tracking freight from the moment it leaves the original location all the way to the final destination. Many of them are under your control. If you follow best practices and meet the needs of shipping company regulations, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about where your freight is, as it should arrive on time.

Tip #1: Accuracy Matters with Time and Cost

When you ship freight, the accuracy of the information improves your shipping speed. Your shipments need to have accurate measurements of length, width, height, and weight. If you have fractions, they should be rounded up.

When your measurements are inaccurate, the shipping company has to make adjustments which can be costly in both time and money. Shipping companies do not set their own freight weight regulations; the Department of Transportation does. Companies have to comply with the DOT rules. If you give the shipping company inaccurate dimensions, they have to make adjustments that could cause your shipment to be delayed.

Tip #2: Package Properly for Pallets

Another reason your items could be delayed is another one that is under your control. When you ship freight, you should expect that it will sit on a typical 40” x 48” pallet. Your best bet for timely shipping is to package your freight to fit on a standard pallet. If you cannot do that, then you should take time to talk to your freight company for the best advice. If the freight company has to take care of poorly packaged items, they are slowed.

Tip #3: Learn About AEI Tags

Shipping companies of all types rely on Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) tags. These passive tags help shipping companies see where their rail cars and semi-trucks are when they are in transit. With various types of AEI readers, real-time information about the location of the freight cars and the items they are carrying can be shared with shipping companies and their customers. AEI tags can help you not only see where your freight is in real-time, but they can also provide you with alerts when the shipment is expected to be delayed.

Tip #4: Use a Transportation Management System

Freight or transportation management systems help you keep track of what you are shipping, where it is, and when it arrived. They are designed to create helpful reports in real-time, and they can help you manage all of your freight to optimize your business. Some systems can be connected with AEI readers to create timelines for arrivals and to show what is happening when shipments are delayed.

Tip #5: Put Your Smartphone to Use

Along with a transportation management system, mobile apps can help you track your freight. Businesses rely on apps that provide GPS tracking and confirmation. Delivery logs are helpful, too. Some freight companies offer their own branded, specific apps to follow shipments. Some apps even get down to fuel efficiency and how to save money that way. When you are able to see all the data regarding your freight and shipping, you will be able to save more money in the long run.

Tip #6: Know Where Your Freight is Going

Sometimes, when things go too well, it can be too good to be true. Imagine the freight that is packaged perfectly and arrives on time to the destination without any hitches along the way. But, once the freight arrives, no one is there to meet it and assist in unpacking. Then, there’s no loading dock. It is just as important to know where your freight is going, so there aren’t any unexpected delays at the arrival end.

Tip #7: Watch the Road Conditions

There are times and places where road conditions become impossible to maneuver. When the weather is bad or traffic is at a stand-still, freight companies cannot do anything about it. But, when they use apps or tracking software, you can find out where your freight is and realize the problem.

If you require shipments to arrive on time and weather could affect your production, then you should do what you can to plan your shipments in advance. For example, it can be tough to trust the road conditions in the northern United States in the middle of January. So, planning for delays should be part of your production design.

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How to Tackle the Freight Invoice Management Obstacles

A freight invoice is a detailed bill which includes information regarding the transportation of a company’s goods from one place to the other, along with the inclusion of the amount of charges, its weight, due dates, complete goods’ description, contact information, and names of both the receiver and the shipper, etc.

On the other hand, logistics is defined as the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the storage and movement of services and goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption within a supply chain, explains a top provider of Invoice Processing Services. The companies which deal with these processes become a part of the logistics industry and handle a few or all of the functions of supply chains as per the logistic requirements of the client.

Past Examples of Invoice Issues

-In recent times, an IT company was overbilled throughout 14 days by an amount of $935,578 owing to the incorrect weight applied by a parcel carrier.

-Auditing helped a national level entertainment retailer in saving around $35,000 from a wrong monthly invoice charge

-A worldwide renowned LED manufacturer had to pay $93,147 more due to incorrect billing currency, but the amount was recovered after the fault was discovered during the auditing process.

Top Freight Invoice Management Obstacles

Multiple Challenges

Managing invoices is extremely hard as a lot of challenges like reconciling contract terms with Bill Of Lading (BOL), invoices’ rating for correct rate selection, decisions about the acceptance of differences in charges, getting invoices resubmitted after making the carriers do corrections, etc. have to be dealt with extreme care. When these challenges are not addressed properly, they lead to errors, which further lead to overcharging, eventually adding to the overall Invoice Processing complexity.

Tedious Information Processing

The processing of information for the invoices is really tiring and tedious in nature. This is the reason employees who process the information for billing, weight, ledgers, data entry, and more commit multiple mistakes and make the final outcome inaccurate and hard to understand.

Bill Entry Issues

The very first concern which the logistics industry has to deal with during invoice management is the efficient functionality of the billing entry process which is defined below:

-Shortage of non-standardized processes and control due to operations which are not centralized for billing entry

-Multiple systems integration

-Due to missing BOL information, incomplete billable items are captured

-Multiple formats for BOL 

-Lost information regarding a customer or local-specific procedures for billing

Refund Management Issues

There are a lot of instances where the goods and services do not land safely at the doorstep of the receivers. In such cases, goods and services are returned back to the suppliers, which involves going through all the invoice processing steps again, which is extremely time-consuming for the owners of the logistics company.

Best Practices to Tackle Invoice Management Obstacles

Must-Include Invoice Listings

-Consignee and consignor names

-Shipment date

-Packages number

-Freight description

-Volume, weight, and measurement of freight

-Total outstanding charges

-Each carrier name engaging in transportation and movement route

-Shipment’s transfer point

-Issuer’s business address and remittance address

Freight Management Controls

It is important to incorporate internal controls which are powerful into the management structure of the freight. An authorization system, duty separations, and internal audits on a periodical basis are one of the most important tasks for managing risks like favoritism and fraud, which have the potential to bring down the overall profitability. 

The main objective is to make sure none of the employees have any chance for concealing and committing any illegal or unethical activity. For example, an employee who has been given the responsibility of getting the estimates should never be made the in charge of making the final freight invoice payment or selection.

Proficient Auditing System

According to a report by, wrong freight bills appear in about 5-6% of the entire invoices, which can raise the expenses of transportation to a great extent. With a proficient auditing system in place, along with a thorough recalculation and review can save you from overpaying due to inaccuracies in the freight bills. 

Apart from this, normal dealing procedures for lost shipment or damaged dealing, and timely claims reconciliation are an imperative part of a cost-saving management program for the freight.

Outsourcing Payment and Freight Audit

When it comes to finding the best solutions for streamlining the freight invoice management process, Outsource Invoice Processing remains a top favorite amongst the businesses due to its cost-cutting feature, along with the following benefits provided by it:

-Paper routing, filing, and handling elimination

-Centralized system for entire processing functions of the freight invoice

-Eliminating multiple systems and non-uniform processes

-Real-time insights into the invoices

-Latest technology use like artificial intelligence and automation

-Invoices’ long-term archival in the electronic form

-Carrier queries

-Increase cash flow to the maximum levels with timely invoice payments

-Receive correct and detailed accrual files and cost allocation straight into your system

-Gain visibility into operational metrics, invoice status, and payment information

Invoice Automation

Most of the industries have already incorporated the use of automation in a majority of their work processes, and have reaped great benefits in the following forms:

-Faster processing of invoices

-Elimination of costly human errors

-Invoice costs reduction by 80%

-Preventing payments duplicity and maximizing initial incentives for payments

-Enabling enhanced cash flow control and visibility

-Achieving 100% accuracy for invoice entry

Freight Software

Businesses who are trying to manage their freight invoices by themselves can ease their management workload with some of the top freight software mentioned below:

The Magaya Cargo System

This user-friendly software helps in eliminating duplicity of data entry, streamlining shipment workflows, generating Bill Of Lading, etc., along with a fully-integrated system for Invoice Accounting.

A1 Tracker

This software meets the unique business demands of the present scenario, make the working of the logistics systems smooth, and bring the required value to your business.


The online platform for global trade management and freight booking, along with providing logistics owners with digital sales tools.

Excalibur WMS

This is a software which is fully integrated for warehouse management, accounting system, and third-party logistics (3PL) service billing.

CargoWise One

A central software system platform for worldwide providers giving logistics services.

Managing the freight invoices is definitely challenging owing to the various complexities in the form of inaccuracies and irregularities in the data and work processes, respectively. These complexities can be brought down greatly with the use of automation, outsourcing, audit systems, etc., eventually streamlining the process of freight invoice management at large, along with saving time and money at the same time.


Gia Glad holds the position of Business Content Writer at Cogneesol – an outsourcing firm offering finance and accounting services along with other value-added services to the small and mid-sized businesses globally.

Schneider Transportation Increases Visibility with Trucker Tools

Trucker Tools’ carrier management and shipment tracking software services has been officially selected by Schneider Transportation Management to provide additional support one of the industry’s largest freight brokerage operations.

The company will implement Load Track and Smart Capacity – two of Trucker Tool’s cloud-based software applications to support and improve operational processes while providing increased visibility to its carriers.

“We are growing our capabilities with Trucker Tools to deliver a better experience for carriers and easier access to the high-quality loads they expect from Schneider,” said Erin Van Zeeland, Schneider’s senior vice president and general manager of Logistics Services. “With Load Track, our carriers have an easy-to-use platform for delivering quality information on the progress and status of loads in transit as well as visibility to available loads.

“This allows us to more efficiently connect the right loads with the right carriers while enhancing the visibility shippers want. Trucker Tools is also a big selling point, especially with the small and micro-carriers, because of the popularity of its mobile app,” Van Zeeland added.

Additionally, the company announced the implementation of a predictive freight-matching tool for brokers called the Smart Capacity platform.

“We are honored to be selected by one of America’s most respected transportation companies to help them drive further efficiencies and quality improvements into its brokerage operations,” said Prasad Gollapalli,” founder and CEO of Trucker Tools. “Our goal is to enable our broker customers to leverage next-generation technology to improve their competitiveness and increase their ‘stickiness’ with carriers. Through Smart Capacity, Load Track and our mobile driver app, we’re giving them unprecedented, trusted visibility into where and when those trucks are available – today, tomorrow and into next week.”


Source: Trucker Tools