I’m Just a [Freight] Bill

We all know the beloved Schoolhouse Rock song “I’m Just a Bill”, a tune we all listened to at some point in school. The journey of a freight bill here at Trans International makes one think of that determined bill walking up the steps of the capital in the hopes of becoming a law. But rather than “the long, long journey” that “Bill” goes through, Trans International gives clients a speedy, customer oriented experience throughout the Freight Audit and Information Reporting (FAIR) process.

“I’m just a bill

Yes, I’m only a bill

And I’m here at Trans International hill

Well, it’s quick click journey

To the Audited city

It’s not too bad of a wait

In the queue for Data Entry

And I know I’ll be paid someday

You can bet on it that I will

But today I am still just a bill.”

A freight bill starts in the Central Processing Center (CPC) where paper freight audit bills are separated and scanned into a database. From the CPC, the now electronic invoices are sent to Data Entry, where the information from the invoice is entered into the database.

Some of the freight bills are paid in Data Entry. If the client does want to continue through the process the bill will move on to the Audit Department where rates on the invoices will be compared to going rates of the carrier specific to the client to make sure the client is paying no more or less than needed.

Like in Data Entry, Audit will be the end of the passage for a number of bills. If they continue on, it will be to the General Ledger Application Department (GLAD) where a complete record of finances is kept and coded specific to the client.

Unlike the many months or years it takes for a bill to become a law (if it even gets that far) TI has an extremely fast turnaround rate. On average, it takes about 4 to 7 federal business days for a freight bill to go through the FAIR process.

For more details on our customizable services check out our website at www.ticominc.com.

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