TLDLIM provides full transparency to paired Carriers the tender rate accepted/submitted by the pairing Carrier partner. Therefore, each Carrier knows not only their accepted/submitted tender rate, but also the accepted/submitted tender rate of the other Carrier. TLDLIM then pay out to each Carrier based on the average on the accepted/submitted tender rates. The average is calculated as in this example that follows.:
Let's say Carrier 1 - going from location A to B had accepted/submitted tender rate of $3,100 and Carrier 2 - going from location B to A, on the same lane as Carrier 1, but in the opposite direction, had accepted/submitted tender rate of $2,100. The average here would be [($3,100 + $2,100)/2] = $2,600. Each Carrier would now be paid off a $2,600 tender rate for the half journey. However, it is very important to note that each Carrier would have only travelled only 1/2 the distance between the A & B lane and return to each respective start location of either A or B. We do this because we recognize that some lanes pay differently to go in than to come out.
The assumption we take, as in the example above, is absent TLDLIM participation, both Carriers, would have each done the complete A to B round trip and thus would have been equally compensated the aggregate amount of $5,200.