The Best Freight Factoring Companies for Truckers in 2022

4/5/2022

Carriers in the trucking industry often have to spend money to make money. And when it comes to fuel, maintenance, insurance and other necessities, paying these bills without delay is the only way to keep trucks on the road.

But truckers are often last in line to get paid. Shippers pay brokers according to their own schedules, and brokers later send payment to carriers. This can leave many trucking companies, especially new or cash-strapped operators, in a temporary bind.

Many carriers haven’t been in business long enough to establish a credit history and qualify for credit financing. Reluctant to take out a loan because of interest payments and the debt on the company balance sheet, many carriers choose receivables finance–or using unpaid invoices as collateral–to get through the lean times.

And while receivables finance takes various forms, a popular option in the trucking industry is invoice factoring, where the carrier sells unpaid invoices to an invoice factoring company, which in turn collects payment from the shipper or broker.

But while this type of financing is convenient–and for many trucking companies a necessity–invoice factoring can also include hidden costs and other pitfalls every trucker should be aware of. Carriers should consider factoring a “buyer beware” situation, and learn all they can about the benefits and potential downsides, using this guide and other information sources, before signing an agreement with a factoring company.

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About the author
Scott Elgin of Elgin Trucking & TruckInfo.net
Scott Elgin has been in the trucking business since 1982, acting as both a motor carrier and a freight agent. During this time, he has overseen thousands of units servicing the entire continental United States.

What is invoice factoring?

Invoice factoring is a specialty financing tool that trucking businesses can use to maintain cash flow. Truckers sometimes pursue financing options that use accounts receivable–or the remittance they are owed for completing a job– as the primary source of collateral. These financial products are known as receivables finance.


Among the various types of receivables finance is invoice factoring, which means the trucker sells his or her accounts receivable invoice to a factoring company in exchange for cash. The factoring company, or factor, then collects on the outstanding invoice.


Invoice factoring is distinctly different from taking out a loan or borrowing against accounts receivable, which is known as invoice financing. Invoice factoring refers to the actual sale of the invoice to another party.

Invoice factoring helps truckers get paid quickly in a business where cash flow can be a challenge because the timing of payments often depend on elements outside the carrier’s control. Instead of waiting several months to receive pay for deliveries, or take out a loan, many trucking companies find it more convenient to simply sell invoices to a factor, and then the money they are owed–minus a small percentage taken by the factor–can arrive in as little as 24 hours, depending on the timeline set by the invoice factoring company. 


Why would a trucking company consider factoring an invoice?

Carriers often need to spend money to make money. Truck payments, fuel, maintenance, insurance, taxes and salaries for other drivers are necessary expenditures, and most can’t be put off.

Sitting on a stack of unpaid invoices makes it difficult to meet these obligations. Trucking companies who have trouble meeting them will be more likely to turn down jobs or defer maintenance on their vehicles.

Cash flow is more of an issue for some than it is for others; where truckers employed by a carrier full time and leased owner operators can count on a regular weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly paycheck, many small carriers and independent owner operators operate invoice-to-invoice. Furthermore, owner operators that grow to become their own carriers often encounter cash flow pressures when they begin operating under their own authority. Because brokers and shippers often take 30, 60, or 90 days–or even longer–to settle invoices, fuel, maintenance, insurance, and other bills can pile up.


Invoice factoring has helped many owner operators and fleet operators deal with this problem. Industry analysts RigDig Business Intelligence found that newer fleet operators who make use of this financing have an easier time getting their business up and running, while others used invoice factoring to grow their operations.


Nearly every type of freight qualifies for factoring, so it is likely that carriers will be able to find a factoring company to finance invoices, provided the trucking company meets predetermined qualifications.


The advantages of factoring over traditional bank loans

In traditional lending, the trucking company’s finances would be examined by the lender to determine how strong the company’s credit is. With invoice factoring, the factor is more concerned with the creditworthiness of the shipper or broker than the trucking company. This is a benefit to smaller or newer carriers who haven’t developed a credit history. But truckers should be aware that if the customer has credit or other financial problems, it can still affect the factor’s decision on whether or not to take responsibility for an invoice.

 

The decision to factor invoices may also be an operational one; carriers that factor hand over responsibility of invoice collection to the factor don’t need to deal with collections themselves. Likewise, carriers may choose to factor to voluntarily keep cash reserves at a desirable level for the business. In terms of what a carrier will pay, factoring is more predictable and immediate than a bank loan; once the carrier sells their invoice to the factor, the arrangement is usually complete. Factoring also means that under certain arrangements, a trucker can still get paid, even if the shipper never pays the invoice. 

 

As opposed to adding debt to the balance sheet, a factoring agreement with a financial institution places a lien on the trucking business, which is codified in a Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing. These liens are published records of debts incurred. A trucking company’s business name and the assets put up as collateral (in case customers don’t pay their invoices) are listed in the records. This is different from carrying debt on a company balance sheet.

Legally, if there is an issue collecting payment on an invoice (whether from the original customer or the trucking company), UCC filings establish a record of what is owed and what collateral the factor has a right to repossess.

There is more below on the advantages of invoice factoring over other kinds of financing, including traditional bank loans.


How truckers put early payment to use

With quick invoice factoring funds, carriers can get cash to fund important aspects of their business, including:

  • Leasing or buying new equipment
  • Funding operating expenses
  • Paying taxes and payroll
  • Opening a new location
  • Hiring new employees
  • Investing in marketing and advertising
  • Managing unexpected business expenses
  • Covering other miscellaneous cash flow gaps

How Invoice Factoring Works

Invoice factoring is similar across all funding providers, although each provider may differ in the types of documentation required to sign up and eventually access funds.

The typical scenario for a trucker working with an invoice factoring usually breaks down as follows:

  1. The trucking company books a load through a broker or shipper.
  2. The trucker delivers the load and collects a Confirmation/Rate Sheet, signed bill of lading and other documentation.
  3. The driver submits these documents to a factor, who then invoices the shipper or broker directly. The factoring company audits the documents and notifies the carrier of any issues.
  4. The factoring company funds the trucking company through a predetermined funding method, which generally means:
  • The trucking company receives an upfront payment.
  • The shipping company pays the invoice and the factoring company sends another installment to the trucking company.

Funding Types

Invoice factoring companies offer various means for ensuring truckers get paid, and these depend  upon the technical capabilities of the factor. Typically, trucking companies are offered options like:

  • Direct Deposit (which may take several days)
  • Bank Wire (which may have additional fees)
  • Fuel Card Deposit
  • Other instant-funding technology platforms, for example BOLT or CT Cash.
  • These funding platforms ensure owner operators have access to the cash as soon as it has been sent, so there is no wait period.
  • Instant-funding can take slightly longer than fuel-card deposits and may come with additional fees, but these deposits have purchasing power beyond the gas station and the fuel pump.
  • Customer Service and Benefits

How much does invoice factoring cost?

In general, factoring fees for truckers are in the 1% to 5% range, with the average around 3% as of 2022. 

Factoring companies typically advance between 60% and 90% of the invoice amount upon purchase of the invoice, and they often advance more to the trucking company once the invoice is collected. Firms have varying fee structures, and pay in different installments. But all factors charge a fee, so trucking companies will never receive 100% of the amount on the invoice. An invoice factoring arrangement like that would look like:

Stage
Invoice Amount
Fee (usually 4% of total invoice)
Net Invoice Amount Owed to Carrier
Withheld from Invoice Advance (usually 20%)
Net Advance to Carrier
amounts
$5,000
- $200
$4,800
- $960
$3,840
Table Note: These fees, advance rates, and invoice amounts are meant to be illustrative. Please review your factoring contract carefully to understand how your rates and costs will differ.

The actual rates factors charge will be specific to each trucking company, and can change based on a variety of factors, including:

Length of time in business: Unfortunately for recently established trucking businesses, the fee for invoice factoring will likely be higher for a newer business than it would be for a long-standing trucking company. Factors don’t generally take chances on new companies that don’t have an established credit history.

While the creditworthiness of the shipping companies and brokers often matters more in invoice factoring, a trucking company’s established pattern of receiving steady invoices from shippers means lower rates.

Total Monthly Revenue: If a carrier has a high volume of receivables but low cash flow, an invoice factoring company will have more faith in the operator’s ability to stay in business for the duration of the contract. To a factor, longevity is indicative of creditworthiness, and so they look positively on businesses that have shown they are in it for the long haul.

While the creditworthiness of the shipping companies and brokers often matters more in invoice factoring, a trucking company’s established pattern of receiving steady invoices from shippers means lower rates.

History of delinquent customers: If a carrier’s clients have a history of racking up past due bills or waiting until the absolute last day of their payment term to pay, the trucking company may get stuck with a higher factoring rate. Unfortunately, it’s a vicious cycle. If clients are slow to pay, it affects cash flow. But turning to invoice factoring, the late-paying customer affects the rate the factor will set, again affecting cash flow and the bottom line. Resolving poor cash flow problems can sometimes come down to choosing the lesser of two evils. 


Net-terms: Factoring companies do not always like it when carriers give their customers long periods before payment is due. For instance, if an invoice value is $15,000 and the trucking company offers a 30-day repayment period–while a competing carrier offers 60 days–the factoring company views it as getting paid twice within the same period if they choose you over your competitor.

Contract length: Singing contracts with factoring companies can mean lower rates. However, many trucking companies are reluctant to sign longer-term deals with one factor.

Additional costs and rates that are easy to overlook

Every trucker looks forward to payday, and invoice factoring can make that day come faster.  But owner operators can be disappointed when they discover that the check they receive after factoring an invoice is smaller than they expected. This sometimes happens because of other charges–often buried in the fine print of contracts–that are easy to miss. Some of the unexpected fees trucking companies face when they factor invoices include:


Hidden fees: Factoring companies often add fees to transactions that trucking companies might not spot right away. And while every factor has its own fee structure, there are some common hidden fees that truckers should be on the lookout for, including:

  • Extra fees for wire transfers and ACH direct deposits, which vary by factor.
  • Unfair termination fees, which most factoring companies charge if a trucker decides to end a contract earlier than the agreed-upon renewal date.
  • Graduated fee structures, where higher fees are charged for invoices that sit for longer periods. For example, a factor might tack on an additional 0.5% each week that an invoice remains unpaid.
  • Invoicing processing fees, which the factor might charge for sending the invoice to the broker.
  • Processing fees, which are sometimes added to audit the paperwork and process payment. These are separate from the fees from the cost listed above.
  • Scanning fees, which factors can add to scan the paperwork before forwarding money to the trucking company.
  • Collections fees, which can be added when the factoring company makes calls or does other follow-up on behalf of the carrier.
  • Monthly minimum fees, which can be added if the carrier doesn’t meet their monthly volume requirement. Many factoring companies will require that you factor a certain dollar amount of invoices each month to qualify for your rate and will penalize you if you don’t hit that mark.
Trucking companies should avoid contracts that require them to factor all invoices to reach a minimum requirement even when the company doesn’t need the cash flow.

Reserve/advance rate: Some factors may hold an additional percentage–in addition to the factoring fee–when they fund invoices. For example, some factors can add a caveat that remaining installments paid to carriers can be reduced if shippers or brokers take longer than 30 days to pay the invoice. 

Contract length: Many factoring companies will state that they do not require a contract, but there truly is no such thing as “no contract” in the factoring space. Factoring companies are required to enter a contract with trucking businesses to protect their interests and ability to collect on the invoices that they factor. Fortunately, some factors do provide “easy out” arrangements, where carriers can walk away with minimal notice without incurring a penalty. When it comes to contracts, keep in mind:

  • Any contract that covers a longer term than 12 months is not industry standard, and could be a red flag.
  • Some factors use deceptive “short term” contracts that appear to only last three to six months, but which automatically renew for 12 months. Trucking businesses sometimes believe they are signing a short-term contract, only to learn later the actual term is one year

Chargeback or recourse date: Many factoring companies require truckers to purchase invoices back from them on a certain date, even if a problem was the factoring company’s fault. This not only applies to recourse agreements, but non-recourse agreements as well, depending on the deal caveats introduced by the factor.

Selective Shippers and Brokers: Some factoring companies only accept invoices from specific shippers or brokers. If a carrier doesn’t work with the factor’s predetermined list of shippers and brokers, the carrier might not be able to get the necessary cash to continue operations.

  • Most freight brokers or shippers with net pay terms, a good payment history, and acceptable business credit can be approved by your factoring company.
  • Brokers and shippers who have a history of paying cash on delivery or have poor credit or a checkered payment history are unlikely to land on a factor’s list of approved shippers.

Important distinctions in invoice factoring 

Unexpected costs are an inconvenience, but there are other considerations with invoice factoring that can have a more significant impact on a trucking business. When it comes to which party–the trucking company or the factor–takes on more risk, or the matter of whether or not the factoring arrangement will be disclosed to other parties, making an uninformed decision can mean damaging a carrier’s reputation or credit score. If owner operators learn to navigate these considerations, however, they can make invoice factoring into a useful tool for building their business. These important distinctions include:

Recourse vs. Non-Recourse

One of the most important considerations in invoice factoring concerns a worst-case scenario: Who is ultimately on the hook if a customer never pays the outstanding invoice.

If an owner operator works with a factoring company on a recourse basis, it means the trucker takes responsibility for paying the invoice to the factoring company if the customer does not pay. In a case like this, the factoring company has legal recourse to collect the unpaid invoice from the owner operator. Because the owner operator is assuming more risk in the transaction, the factoring company generally charges a lower rate.

Working with a factoring company on a non-recourse basis means the risk has shifted from the trucker to the factoring company. In the event a customer never pays the invoice because of insolvency or bankruptcy, the factoring company takes responsibility for payment. The company can be expected to charge a higher rate for non-recourse arrangements, as they have assumed more risk under this model.

Things can get slightly more complicated if a company fails to pay an invoice for reasons other than insolvency or bankruptcy. For example, if a company could not pay because of freight claims or other issues, the owner operator can be on the hook for the payment in some non-recourse arrangements. Many of these arrangements stipulate that the factoring company will pay if there was a predetermined, “qualified” reason for nonpayment. If the reason for nonpayment falls outside reasons predetermined in the contract, the trucker will be responsible for the bill.

However, today there are plenty of factoring companies whose non-recourse arrangements put 100% of the burden and risk of collection on the factoring company itself with no qualifications. Factors protect themselves by scrutinizing the credit of brokers and shippers and offering that information to carriers, who use the information to inform business decisions. 

Knowing that such information is available to carriers also serves as an incentive to brokers and shippers to pay their outstanding bills on time. 

Confidential or Disclosed Arrangement?

When a trucking company sends invoices to a factoring company, the factor has the legal right to collect on those invoices through a business lien called a Unified Commercial Code filing, or UCC filing. This means the shipper will be paying a company other than the trucking company that completed the haul, which is something every owner operator should consider. Some carriers prefer that their customers not be aware that they are carrying out receivables financing, whether it is because they are concerned about the optics of having another party collect payment for a job or for other reasons. 


Considerations like these will inform whether a trucker decides to enter into a confidential agreement with the factoring company or an arrangement that will be disclosed to the shippers and brokers.


There are times when the choice between disclosed or undisclosed financing is a matter for the carrier to decide. But some financing options come with a predetermined decision on whether or not the financing will be disclosed, and so is not up to the trucking company to decide.


Different Types of UCC Filings

The liens that factoring companies take against the trucking business can take different forms, although the trucking company often isn’t aware of these important distinctions because they’re often hidden in the small print in factoring contracts. One type of UCC filing is placed against specific company assets), for example the trucking company’s accounts receivable, real estate or vehicles. In this case, truckers are more protected because the factoring company is not able to place a lien against all company assets.


The other type of UCC filing is known as a “blanket” filing, and this is a lien placed against the entire company including all its assets. These types of liens provide more security to the lender, but can also benefit the trucking company by allowing the company to borrow more money. But blanket filings are also more risky for the trucking company because the entire company’s assets are on the line. Having a blanket lien on a trucking company’s business also makes it far more difficult for the trucking company to borrow money from a different lender. 

It’s important that carriers are aware of the type of UCC filing  a factoring company is placing against their business, and to check with a lawyer around which type of lien is more appropriate for their specific circumstances.


How Invoice Factoring Compares to Other Financing Options

Carriers have various options available when it comes to financing, including financing strategies involving accounts receivables. The trucking industry–where many operators wait to get paid while paying bills that cannot wait–is a heavy user of receivables financing, especially invoice factoring. 

But other forms of financing exist, and as with invoice factoring, they come with their own benefits and potential downsides.


Before deciding on a financing strategy, every trucking business should get thoroughly acquainted with the available options, and choose the model that best fits their specific business needs. And they should always take the time to read the fine print, because some options will come with costs that can be easy to overlook.


Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of the common financing options:


Traditional Invoice Factoring

What is it?

A business sells its accounts receivable to a factoring company for slightly less than the full amount of the receivable. The factor collects on the invoice.

Who is it good for?

Trucking companies that need cash, may not have collateral for a loan, and have unpaid invoices from trustworthy customers.

Pros

- Transaction does not show up as a debt on a company balance sheet.

- Fast, easy approval process with less documentation.

- The customer’s credit matters more than the trucking company’s credit.


Cons

- Factoring can be expensive, and fee structures can be complex.

- A customers’ bad credit can affect a trucker’s ability to factor an invoice.

- The customer may be uncomfortable that there is a third party is involved

Recourse arrangements force carriers to return cash to the factor.


Invoice Discounting/Invoice Financing

What is it?

Invoice discounting is a similar technique to factoring, with the difference being that the trucking company remains responsible for collecting payment from customers.

Who is it good for?

Companies that want to keep ownership of invoices and don’t mind following up with customers for payment.

Pros

- Under an invoice discounting facility, the whole process can be kept confidential, thus avoiding embarrassment.

- May be less costly than traditional factoring because the factor is not doing collection on the trucking company’s behalf.

Cons

- With invoice discounting, the trucking company is responsible for chasing down payment from customers

- Whereas in invoice factoring it is the customer’s credit rating that matters, the trucking company’s credit will be closely scrutinized if the company pursues invoice discounting.


Asset-Based Lending (ABL)

What is it?

Also known as a business line of credit or traditional commercial lending, asset-based lending is an on-balance sheet operation. Standard loans are an example of asset-based lending.

Who is it good for?

Companies that have plentiful assets in the form of inventory, machinery, or accounts receivable.

Pros

- The loan is based on liquidity value. The collateral value (the value of the receivable) is stable and guarantees loan availability.

- A carrier does not sell receivables, only borrows against them, meaning the carrier keeps the full value of the invoice and pays no fees when selling them.

- Sometimes less expensive than invoice factoring.

Cons

- Trucking companies have limited flexibility when it comes to which receivables are committed.

- Taking out a loan means a business is incurring debt.

- The trucking company remains responsible for collecting on all outstanding invoices. Loan payments still need to be made, even if customers are late paying or do not pay at all.

How can truckers get started with invoice factoring?

Trucking companies should complete the following steps before committing to working with an invoice factoring company:


Documentation and Certification: Confirmation of active operating authority (MC and/or DOT number) from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is necessary for carriers who want to start invoice factoring.


Comparison shopping: Use all the tips in this guide to learn as much as possible about invoice factoring companies that work with trucking companies, and determine how their offerings fit with specific business needs. Then determine what types of additional documentation, accreditation, and requirements each factoring company requires.

Informing shippers and brokers that invoices will be factored, and that they can expect invoices from a party other than your trucking company.

Once a job is complete and an invoice is in hand, make sure you include the following documentation when sending your invoice to the factor: 

  • Rate Confirmation/Rate Sheet
  • Signed Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Additional documentation related to the load

How to find the best factoring companies

Carriers should not sign on with the first factor they find, but rather shop around for the best fees. The goal of invoice factoring is to increase cash flow, so the more money the trucking company can keep the better. It’s worth getting quotes from multiple providers.

Carriers should make sure that the factoring company they choose to work with can provide them the right kind of liquidity for their business. If a trucking company needs money in a direct deposit account, they should look for companies that offer that. If fuel cards are a preferred payment method, a carrier should work with a factor offering great fuel card programs. Many companies will work with carriers to not just get them the capital they need, but the way they need it.


The internet is also a great tool for learning more about factoring companies. Does the factor have good Yelp reviews? What do comments and complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau say about the factor?

In general, flexibility is a good sign. More desirable factoring companies will:

  • Work with a large number of shippers and brokers
  • Not try to corner a trucker into overly restrictive contracts or monthly volume requirements
  • Offer non-predatory non-recourse policies
  • Offer great benefits and customer service.

The more perks a trucker can get the better. These perks can include:

  • Access to insurance partners, compliance help, and free fuel cards with advances and discounts.
  • Back-office support to help a trucking company chase down payments from customers
  • Customer web portals that simplify applications and cash receipts
  • Diagnostics for cash flow and other problems that may arise.

The best invoice factoring companies for carriers


While trucking businesses likely have unique financial challenges and considerations, we recommend:


Best Overall

RTS Financial

Overview

RTS Financial is a popular factoring company among truckers because it specifically focuses on the trucking and transportation industries.


Reputation

RTS is known for positive customer reviews, notably for its competitive advance rates, easy-to-used software and customer service. The Better Business Bureau, which has fielded some complaints about RTS, has not accredited the company and gives it a B grade. RTS is also known for being a large player with some of the most competitive rates in the industry.


Selected Benefits

  • Great fuel card program
  • Online interface for uploading invoices and managing account

Accessibility

RTS does not accept applications for factoring online, which means truckers need to speak directly with a representative to get set up.


Costs and Fees

RTS does not disclose its pricing and rates until after a company has applied to factor invoices with them. RTS does not charge hidden fees such as ACH fees, invoice-upload fees, or minimum-volume fees. For the invoice factoring service, RTS advances up to 97% of the total invoice amount within 24 hours of approving an application.

Recommended for smaller trucking businesses

Truckstop

Overview

Truckstop is an established pioneer in the area of online load boards, and has gradually expanded its lines of business over the last 25 years. It was acquired by the blue-chip private equity firm ICONIQ Capital in 2019 and the business is expected to continue growing.


Reputation

While not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, Truckstop is a large business with a long track record and several business lines. It has a reputation for being an industry leader in several areas relevant to the trucking business. It also has a reputation in the industry for having the most transparent contracting terms.


Selected Benefits

  • No volume minimums, transparent pricing and fee structure
  • Full-service billing
  • Same-day pay

Costs and Fees

Truckstop has flat rate pricing, although the exact rate you'll pay as a carrier is determined at time of underwriting.

Recommended for invoice management

Triumph Business Capital

Overview

Triumph Business Capital is a subsidiary of a publicly traded bank, so truckers get the benefit of oversight by a secure and transparent company. Triumph specializes in factoring for truckers and brokers alike, specializing in both invoice factoring and asset based lending. One of the larger firms in the factoring space, Triumph offers other services too, like insurance, fuel cards, payroll factoring, advances, and a variety of back office solutions.


Reputation

Triumph Business Capital has a sterling reputation, and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, which has given the company an A+ rating. They’re a large company owned by a publicly traded bank, which adds to their credibility.

Selected Benefits

MyTriumph.com is an industry-leading portal that simplifies the factoring process and makes it transparent to customers.


Costs and Fees

Fees and financing details are disclosed upon application, and these details can be estimated using a helpful online tool.

Recommended for large carriers with diverse finance needs

OTR Capital

Overview

OTR is a financial firm specializing in transportation-focused factoring, and is a favorite among trucking companies. The company is partnered with the DAT Load Board to provide easy-to-navigate factoring options through that portal. They offer services like freight and brokerage factoring, credit approvals, fuel advances, and back office assistance. Because of their relatively higher prices, they may not be suited for small business owners.


Reputation

OTR is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has an A+ rating. They're known as a large, innovative, and pricier factor.

Selected Benefits

OTR offers complete back-office support, including customer approvals, billing, and broker checks. OTR is known for one of the fastest funding timelines (24 hours) in the industry. The company also offers 24/7 customer service with access to the online portal.

Accessibility

RTS does not accept applications for factoring online, which means truckers need to speak directly with a representative to get set up. You can also reach OTR directly from the DAT loadboard, where customers will know instantly if their load is factor-able.


Costs and Fees

OTR offers recourse and non-recourse programs among its invoice factoring services, and they aren't the cheapest. They're able to command higher rates because of their exceptional customer service and wide range of programs. Exact financing details are made available when applying for a program.

Recommended for carriers seeking great rates and membership benefits

Transport Clearings East (TCE)

Overview

Transport Clearings East, Inc. was organized in 1958 as a not-for-profit cooperative by the Charter Membership to provide cash flow at a minimum rate for its carrier members. After your trucking company joins TCE as a member carrier, your company becomes eligible to receive a yearly Patronage Dividend check. Enjoy the benefits of being a member at TCE: super low rates, excellent service and a handsome dividend for your patronage.


Reputation

TCE has the reputation of offering extremely low factoring rates and yearly member dividends. Their "for-truckers, by truckers" attitude is apparent in their business.


Selected Benefits

  • Low, fixed factoring rates
  • Yearly dividend to members at fiscal year's end
  • Other membership benefits


Costs and Fees

At time of press, TCE factored invoices at rates under 2%.

Recommended for carriers seeking factoring transparency

CoreFund Capital

Overview

CoreFund Capital is the premier full-service freight bill factoring company in the USA. CoreFund was founded by industry veterans with the sole mission of making factoring easier and more transparent to truckers and the transportation industry.  Another core objective was to offer the first all-inclusive fee program allowing clients clear insight into their factoring fees.


Reputation

CoreFund is one of the first factoring companies to offer all-inclusive fee programs allowing clients clear insight into their factoring fees. They value transparency and good service.


Selected Benefits

  • No volume minimums or long term contracts
  • Fuel advance options
  • Free invoice auditing


Costs and Fees

CoreFund pays up to 98% of the invoice same day. Pricing is "all-in" pricing (inclusive of all fees) but it is unique to each customer and is determined at underwriting time.