Your Top Trucking Freight Factoring Questions Answered

Freight Factoring FAQ'sSome of you are new to factoring. Factoring is selling your accounts receivables at a discount in order to control your cash flow. According to industry statistics the average timeframe a freight invoice is settled is 36 days. That is a long time to wait to be paid. Please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have that are not covered in the FAQ’s section below.

What is factoring?

Factoring is selling your invoices or better known as accounts receivable at a discount in order to obtain immediate cash and better control your company’s cash flow needs.

What types of factoring options are there?

There are two types of factoring available to carriers.

  • Non-Recourse Freight Factoring: takes on the credit risk. Should the account fail to pay due to a financial reason, not carrier performance, will then take the full loss.

  • Recourse Factoring:

    The carrier takes all risk of the broker or shipper not paying the factor for any reason, including credit loss. Typically, all recourse factors require the carrier to reimburse the factor in full after 90 days from the initial advance.

How do I sign up, and when can I start?

In order to move forward quickly, we need the application that’s attached completed for all owners over 25% and returned with the following:

  1. Copy of your FMCSA authority letter. You can click here to see if it’s been granted, if you are not sure.
  2. Copy of your current liability/ cargo insurance certificate.
  3. IRS document showing your Federal Tax ID Number
  4. Copy of the principal’s driver’s license.
  5. Copy of the truck registration for each tractor in your fleet.

Once we receive all the required information we’ll quickly process for approval and sending out the factoring agreement and other forms. It’s very possible you could get approved and funded all in the same day, but normally within 24 hours. After that, your funded same day when your loads are received by 12:00 p.m. CST

Will my company be bound to a long term contract?

No, Never! A freight

Factoring agreement will need to be signed since a secured financial transaction is taking place. You can stop at any time without penalty. If you ever want to cancel your contract, all we ask is that you give us written notice. We must collect all outstanding receivables prior to full cancellation. Once your outstanding balance is at zero, a release letter is sent to you. There will be a $50.00 fee to cover the cancellation of the UCC filing.

Can I submit my paperwork anytime?
Our system allows you to submit your loads 24/7. However, our cutoff time to get your load into the system for same day payment is 12:00 PM Central Standard Time daily.
Can I have more than one factoring company?
No factoring company will allow this. The reason is that the factoring company must hold first lien position on your receivables. This is simply protecting our interests on the loads we have purchased.
Can I factor all my loads?
You don’t have to factor every customer. Once you have factored an invoice from a credit approved broker or shipper, you must factor all freight loads for that account until is paid in full with that account.
Is there a minimum amount of loads I have to factor each month?
No, never! However, by factoring more of your freight, you may be eligible for a better rate.
How do I get paid?
You have a variety of Payment Options

EFS Fuel Card: We will fund your Fuel Card account for a small $5 fee. You obtain the “cash price” at the pump at over 6,000 locations. Each transaction is $3 for fuel and/or cash or Transchecks plus rebates from 5 1/2 cents up to .55 cents plus per gallon at over 2,500 truck stops.

T-Cheks: These are filled out like any regular check, but require an authorization code that we provide to negotiate the check whether it be at any truck stop who accepts them or your bank. T-Cheks: Fee is $4.00 per transaction on the value of the check.

Direct Deposit: This transaction usually credits your account the next banking day, but could take an additional day for final credit. The charge for this service is $7.00.

Wire Transfer: Our charge for this service is $20.00 plus any fees your bank charges you to receive the funds.

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