What does 3PL mean?
Third Party Logistics - We specialize in Transportation
Management & Warehousing
What can TLG 3PL do for us?
Create value by shrinking total logistics
Improve customer service by streamlining
Convenient one-stop shopping for
all transportation modes
One consistent service provider to
become part of your logistics team
Improve risk management by partnering
with logistics experts
Why can TLG 3PL generate more savings
than we can ourselves?
By eliminating redundant overhead
(i.e. Your employees become ours or our employees
perform the work)
Our re-load network maximizes carrier
Third-Party negotiating leverage
By working with a third-party, wouldn't
we lose control of our vendors?
The opposite is true. By working
with ONE consistent supplier, you gain greater
control than working with many fragmented ones.
The WHOLE is much greater than the sum of its parts.
Decisions are driven from a joint
team comprised of your department heads, the 3PL
manager and our expert staff.
Why should we use TLG 3PL over your competition?
We are an unbiased third-party, not
affiliated with any one carrier or shipper.
In addition to the standard modes
of transportation such as Truck Load, LTL, Rail
and Intermodal, we are also experts in specialized
services such as Expedite, Routings etc.
Is TLG an asset-based or non-asset based
TLG IS a non-asset based transportation
provider with many years of industry experience.
What is the auditing of freight bills?
In a typical audit, TLG examines
freight bills which you have already paid for possible
overcharges. If we find overcharges, we file a
claim to recover those overcharges you paid to
the carrier that shipped your goods. The carrier
must refund to you the amount of the overcharge
on all valid claims.
What does a TLG auditor do?
Just as you check your personal bill
line by line to make sure that all charges are
accurate and that you weren't billed for services
you didn't get, a TLG auditor verifies that each
line of your freight billing is accurate, both
in terms of industry practice and the language
of the original contract between you and the carrier
who moved your goods. There are many possible errors
that can be identified on a freight bill.
How are overcharges collected?
When a TLG auditor identifies an
overcharge in a client's freight bill, TLG files
a claim with the carrier. Governed by relevant
law and industry practice, this claim must be responded
to in a timely manner. By identifying, as much
as possible, only those bills which legitimately
contain overcharges, TLG has established a reputation
among carriers for honesty and integrity, making
it easier for us to collect your money.
Once TLG collects on a claim, how does the client
We offer two options:
1. The carrier
issues a check for the claim amount payable to
you and mails it to TLG. TLG verifies that the
check is written in the amount of the original
claim and then forwards the check to you with
an invoice for our portion of the recovery.
2. Most clients
authorize TLG to deposit claim checks in our bank.
TLG then issues a check payable to you for your
portion of the claim.
How does TLG get paid?
TLG receives a percentage of the
recovered overcharges. We work on a contingency
basis, which means if we don't collect for you,
we don't get paid.
What happens if no overcharges are found in my
If no overcharges are found, we return
your bills with a statement to that effect. You
owe TLG nothing and you have the peace of mind
knowing that your bills have been verified by industry
What is the claim's time limitation?
The Transportation Industry Regulatory
Act (TIRRA) and the Interstate Commerce Commission
Act (ICCTA), passed in 1994 and 1996 respectively,
established a 180-day window of opportunity to
contest trucking bills. (Other modes of shipping
-- rail, ocean and air -- are not covered by these
acts.) All claims for truck shipment overcharges
must be filed within this 180-day period to be
How can we contact TLG?
We can be contacted via email, telephone or by
our contact form.