Accounts receivable financing (A/R financing) is a great solution for businesses that need additional cash flow quickly. Porter Freight pays loads out within 24-hours, when shippers could take months. Porter Freight handles all the behind-the-scenes billing so you don’t have to worry about anything but picking up and delivering loads.
How Does Freight Factoring Work?
Once you invoice your customer, you send us your bill of lading and other supporting documents. Porter Freight buys your invoice from you and pays you within 24 hours. All the backend accounts management is handled by Porter so that you can focus on taking on more loads. Porter Freight offers recourse and non-recourse factoring.
Recourse vs. Non-recourse Factoring
In a recourse factoring agreement, your trucking company is responsible for a situation where the shipper or broker doesn’t pay on time or at all. Since in this agreement you are sharing the risk, a recourse factoring fee is slightly lower. The freight factoring company will provide credit checks on the shippers or brokers that you use to minimize the risk of working with debtors who fail to pay. With a recourse factoring agreement there is a portion of your funding held in a reserve account until your client pays the factoring company. A recourse agreement is best for established trucking companies who have worked with their clients and know their pay terms. Also, it’s good for trucking businesses that don’t need back office assistance. However, billing can be included in the contract if needed. A non-recourse factoring contractual agreement will protect you from clients that don’t pay on time, or at all. Your freight factoring company would incur the risk if the client doesn’t pay, and you will never be charged back for it. Non-recourse factoring is beneficial for most trucking companies, especially if the company cannot afford to take on the risk of a client not paying or going out of business. The fee is often slightly higher, but worth it to avoid the risk of going out of business. With most non-recourse factoring agreements you also get additional services like back office assistance of billing, invoice handling, and collections included in the fee.
Why Choose Porter Freight?