Shippers often find it difficult to accurately weigh and measure heavy and large freight, and as a result provide under declared consignment data to freight forwarders.
If gone unchecked, these under declarations lead to consequent under charging, and although the shipper might feel like they’ve hit the jackpot by saving a few pounds, a build-up of under charged consignments can lead to thousands of pounds in revenue losses for freight forwarders.
Dedicated revenue protection areas create huge bottlenecks in processing time, and freight is only double checked if an operator spots an obvious looking discrepancy between the size of the consignment and the stated dimensions. But this method of guesswork leaves masses of freight slipping through hubs unchecked.
The house always wins
New technologies now make it possible to weigh and dimension every piece of freight as it passes through the hub.
The Revenue Protection Solution (RPS) from Avery Weigh-Tronix allows freight forwarders to revenue protect 100% of freight without any major changes to their existing process by simply scanning, weighing and dimensioning.
The RPS integrates with back office systems to wirelessly transfer the captured weight and dimension data to the hub management system, and then cross-references it against the weight and dimensions declared by the shipper to ensure there are no discrepancies.
In the event of an under declared consignment, the RPS provides a verified audit trail to support surcharges raised to the shipper.
Deal your business the winning hand
No matter if your business deals in heavy and large, ugly, awkward, two-man, or bulky freight - by using the Revenue Protection Solution to check 100% of freight as it passes through your hub, you can guarantee you’re not gambling on guesswork!
To learn more about safeguarding your revenue against guesswork, visit averyweigh-tronix.com and search for Revenue Protection.