Accession Number:

ADA291981

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

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 DODS 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

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE