Billing Adjustment Definition
A billing adjustment is a percentage of unpaid freight transportation costs usually reported by the carrier. A billing adjustment is also referred to as a "rebill." A billing adjustment can only be sent once the broker has received the second invoice. This is because of an inconsistency in the size of items, weight, and number at the delivery time.
Freight carriers have the right to measure and weigh any cargo proffered to them. They usually have highly advanced multidimensional measuring equipment that enables them to determine the exact weight and size of any package, pallet, box, or crate.
Where to Obtain Details about Billing Adjustments
In cases where drivers deliver services beyond the limit stated on the bill of lading (BOL), they will be required to make those adjustments on the proof of delivery (POD). The driver will proceed to sign and provide you with a copy of the POD after inspecting your shipment. Details incorporated in the proof of delivery document include confirmation of the contents, dimensions, and weight of your shipment and any damages to the cargo.
If there are any inconsistencies between the bill of lading and proof of delivery, you will receive a second invoice in the form of a bill of adjustment from the carrier. You will then be contacted by a representative asking for payment of the unpaid balance. The account or credit card used for clearing the initial cost for the billing adjustment will be charged after 72 hours.
How Can You Avoid Billing Adjustments?
When receiving a freight quote, the type of product, distance, pick-up and delivery location, freight class, dimensions, weight, and the number of items all determine the cost to transport. The most effective way to avoid a billing adjustment is to ensure that all information given to your carrier at the time of booking and quoting is 100 percent accurate and complete.
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Meet The Team
Here are just a few leading team memebers out of 80+ Specialists.
Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Brian Goncharsky is the Fort Lauderdale, FL branch manager. He specializes in moving oversize loads, semi trucks, and more. Brian leads by example and always makes sure that his clients have the best shipping experience possible. He is a highly experienced transport agent ready to take on any shipment.Brian Goncharsky Branch Manager
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
Sam Duncan is proof that one can love coming in to work! Sam always comes in to the office with the positive energy required to get the job done and he’s never too busy to take or return a phone call to ensure customer satisfaction. Native Floridian that grew up in Miami so he's used to the fast pace hussle.Sam Duncan WPB, FL Branch Manager