Freight auditing is the process of checking invoices received from freight companies to ensure that they are accurate and that you have been billed correctly for the services provided: it involves checking, adjusting and verifying that invoices are accurate and, where they are not, requesting a refund from the freight service provider.
The costs of freighting goods and materials has risen in recent times due to increases in fuel prices which particularly affect the transportation sector. Seeking to minimize freight costs, therefore, is sound business sense. Because of the complexity of freight contracts and simple human error it can be difficult to verify whether you have been charged correctly.
Checking invoices manually is an almost impossible task if your business uses freight providers regularly. To solve this problem, there are companies that provide this service for you and there are also software products that automate the process.