Interested In Transportation Factoring Companies?
Factoring services for trucking companies is a key part of the transportation finance landscape ,. Let’s look at some of the reasons for that.
Canadian Trucking and Transport firms have historically been significantly challenged in financing their company through traditional working capital methods – i.e. bank loans, bank lines of credit, working capital term loans, etc. When these are not available (for a variety of reasons!) Your trucking and transport firm, no matter what size, should consider receivable financing, also known as freight factoring .
In the past we have spoken of the ‘working capital gap ‘. Nowhere is this ‘gap ‘more evident in the trucking industry. Will it require rocket science to understand the gap? Not really, it’s as simple as this – your drivers, fuel suppliers and other want to be paid weekly, or within 30 days, whatever their terms are with your firm. You have receivable, but these tend to be collected in 60 days, sometimes more, sometimes less, mostly more!
That’s the working capital gap.
As a trucker or truck firm owner you are looking for a better way to finance your business. Truck factoring / freight factoring in essence give you an unlimited amount of credit line based on the receivables as collateral. As your business grows, so does your factoring facility.
This type of accounts receivable or invoice discounting facility allows you to pay suppliers and employees, and further allows you to focus on growing your business. What you are doing in essence is capitalizing your business with the proper amount of working capital. That’s common business sense, and allows you not to tap into either personal financial resources or enter into long term loans, assuming you qualify for those loans – many don’t in the somewhat challenging current financial and banking environment.
So it all sounds kind of easy, do it not. There are of course issues you have to both understand and address. One if of course fees, which range in Canada from 1-3% per month. As a business owner of financial manager of a truck or transport firm there are numerous ways in which you can offset part, or in some cases all of your financing charges. One of these very obvious ways is to use the new cash and working capital that you generate from your factoring and accounts receivable discounting facility to pay suppliers on time and take their discounts.
When we talk to Canadian business firms, including truck or transport firms more and more of their time is focused on looking for cash flow solutions and not on running and growing their business. With a proper accounts receivable and factoring facility you can focus on growing your firm’s sales and profits.
In Canada factor solutions for truck and transport firms, how they work on a day to day basis, and their costs differ greatly, and we mean greatly. We recommend you talk to a trusted and experienced advisor in this area to maximize the solution that’s best for your firm in terms of rate, structure, and day to day paperwork.
Seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor with a track record of financing success to assist with your cash flow needs.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.