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Freight Industry Overview

The transportation and trucking industry have long been the backbone of the US economy. A vast majority of what consumers eat, wear, and use on a daily basis are delivered by the trucks. With that comes the need for an extensive workforce spanning from drivers, dispatchers, engineers, and mechanics. This not only results in millions of employees in the trucking industry, but a trickle-down effect to job creation and small businesses that service trucking companies. This ranges from fuel stations, tire companies, mechanics, auto accessories, truck manufactures, etc.

The transportation industry is made up of both independent owner-operators and large trucking companies. Owner-operators are entrepreneurs that own their vehicles and are contracted to both freight brokers and directly with corporations. Larger trucking companies own the vehicles and employ drivers to provide services on larger contracts they have with corporations. In both of these circumstances trucking businesses tend to work with large companies that require 15-90 terms to be given on their contracts. Because of this, many transportation companies turn to freight factoring to get paid faster on invoices. Speak with an SMB transportations specialist today to learn more about our transportation factoring programs.

Transportation Factoring

Factoring for transportation companies is the most common form of financing in the freight industry. This is mainly due to the fact that trucking companies have two assets; trucks/equipment and accounts receivable/invoices. Equipment financing for the trucking industry is used to purchased vehicles while freight factoring is used for working capital.

Freight companies have daily, and weekly expenses associated with day to day operations. Between fuel expenses, repairs, and payroll, there are many bills that have to be paid while waiting on invoices. Invoice terms range from 15-90 days and result in a big cashflow gap between expenses that are incurred and invoices that are paid. To bridge that gap, freight factoring is the best solution. By utilizing freight factoring, also known as transportation factoring, transportation companies can get paid within 24 hours of invoicing clients. By accelerating payments on invoices, transportation companies are able to keep up with daily and weekly expenses.

Benefits of Transportation Factoring

Advance Rates up to 97%

Our transportation factoring programs provide up to 97% advance rate on all invoices. With same day and next day funding options you can receive 97% of your invoice in just 24 hours. Transportation companies no longer have to wait 15-90 days to be paid when they using our freight factoring programs.

Fast Approvals

For new applications we can have your freight factoring line of credit set up in jus 24 hours. Once the application is received and invoices are verified your trucking company can receive up to 97% of billed invoices within one day of being approved.

Limited Application Documents

To get approved for freight factoring we only require a few documents, which you will easily be able to access. With just your motor carrier number, copy of insurance, and copy of authority we can have your account approved and funded within 24 hours.

No Setup Fees

Unlike many companies we have no application or upfront fees to apply for freight factoring. There are no obligations or commitments required to apply and with light documentation we can provide funding in just one business day.

No Minimum Volume Requirements

Our clients have the ability to pick and choose which invoices they want to factor. We don’t require any minimum monthly volumes to be factored. In addition, you can pick and choose which clients you want to use freight factoring for. This provides transportation companies with pure flexibility and control of day to day finances.

Same Day Funding

Transportation companies have the option for same day funding on all invoices. This means that within hours of submitting and invoice our team will be able to wire up to 97% of the invoice value. No more waiting on clients to pay in 30, 60, or 90 days.

Fuel, Tire and Repair Discounts

By utilizing our fuel card program freight companies can save up to 50 cents per gallon on fuel at over 1,000+ different fuel stations. Our fuel card program also comes with discounts on new tires and truck repairs.

Increased Working Capital

When using transportation factoring you have the ability to accelerate cash flow and add more working capital into your business. The additional working capital can be used for marketing, new drivers, additional contracts, and for day to day expenses.

Improved Business and Personal Credit

Many business owners rely on personal and business credit cards and trade lines to operate their businesses. Freight factoring is off balance sheet financing, which means you can pay down all of your trade lines and remove debt from you as an individual and from your business. This will increase both personal and business credit and improve your credit profile moving forward.

Choosing the Right Transportation Factoring Company

Picking the right freight factoring company can be crucial to your success. Freight factoring companies are involved in your everyday operations and are responsible to provide funding for you on an as need basis. This means that your transportation factoring company is your partner moving forward and you want to make sure you choose the right one. It’s important that you consider fees and advance rates, but most important is industry expertise. Make sure that the company you choose to work with is an expert in your business. Speak with an SMB transportation specialist to learn more about your freight factoring options.

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