Accession Number : ADA291981

Title :   DOD Commercial Transportation: Savings Possible Through Better Audit and Negotiation of Rates.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA291981

Report Date : 27 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) spends approximately $3 billion a year for commercial transportation services to move cargo, personnel, and their personal effects worldwide. DOD sometimes overpays its trans portation bills or does not effectively negotiate for reduced rates. The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services, asked GAO to assess the effectiveness of DOD'S efforts to control commercial transportation costs. He asked specifically that GAO (1) determine whether DOD is preventing excess payments to commercial carriers through preauditing that is, auditing bills prior to payment and (2) identify any other areas where DOD could improve its traffic and travel management programs. pg 3. JMD

Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, RATES, REDUCTION, COSTS, CARGO, TRAVEL, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), NEGOTIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE