Audits

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Joe Seamus TerZino, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Joe Seamus TerZino

    Joe Seamus TerZino New Member

    Several years ago, FEG had a program where all contractors' delivery records were audited at the end of the day. Every truck in my particular terminal had several 'inconsistencies'. The contractor was required to return to the delivery and retrieve a second signature on hand sheets. Failure to do so was an integrity issue that put your contract in jeopardy, and one fellow contractor lost all of his four routes in this manner.

    Does this practice continue, and what are your thoughts? Was it a legitimate audit, or another tool to control, harass, and deny payment to the IC?
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    The end of day paperwork is for settlements. The contractor/drivers sign it to verify what has been done that day. It's definitely needed to verify that the contractor is being paid for the work being done.

    As far as handsheets... The main reason anyone gets them is because they didn't scan a package that was delivered. Occasionally there's other reasons (scanner lost data, package was scanned to the truck but wasn't loaded and sent elsewhere, etc), but those are rare.

    And once you turn in handsheets they can be added to your settlement. You aren't being denied payment for the work.

    Failure to go back and get a signature would result in a claim. Too many claims = possible termination. If the contractor got terminated for this then he was losing packages.
     
  3. Nick9075

    Nick9075 Member

    According to some here you really have to screw up to lose your routes but in reality they can be taken away in a NY minute plus lets be real here you can't pay someone $700 a week when they can make double that anywhere else.
    You also have marsh that performs audits and they are the eyes and ears of management similar to bank of America Marsh exists to makes its customers life hell
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Did they finally take your routes away?
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    These reports show up everyday as a "code 85" report.
     
  6. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Marsh? What are you talking about now? They only make sure you are in compliance with insurance requirements... And you don't have to use Marsh. You can find insurance outside our group policy. Good luck affording it.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    As a matter of fact, you might want to do just that. We have several contractors saving 10 to 15 thousand dollars a year with other companines.
     
  8. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    How many trucks are they running?
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    on average 10
     
  10. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Well that's why. I don't think Nicks large enough to get a discounted rate like those contractors. I guess it's possible.

    I miss the good old days when your insurance would get cancelled for accidents/tickets. Now they just disqualify drivers and/or terminate contractors. Saw a couple SWA ICs go down in flames not being able to afford outside insurance.
     
  11. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    FedEx can not bill without proof of delivery. That is what code 85 is all about.