Best practices for working with shippers and brokers
There are hundreds of thousands of licensed freight brokers working in the U.S., an amount that continues to rise as the transportation industry grows. The purpose of freight brokers is to provide an essential service to carriers by easing the process of moving loads. Not all brokers have the same methods nor do they offer the same level of expertise. Here are a few best practices for managing your relationship with a broker!
29 May 2020
Benefits of driving trucks for a small business
Small trucking companies tend to get a bad rap, which is pretty unfair considering all the positives that come from being part of a smaller operation. Whether you’re new to the industry or have driven thousands of miles already, it’s important to keep in mind the benefits of smaller, local trucking.
26 May 2020
Why do people fear freight factoring?
When it comes to freight factoring, no one can blame fleet owners for being apprehensive about factoring, especially if they’re not entirely sure how it works. It makes sense to be quite cautious about having a third-party involved in a key part of your business. As a trucker, you want to make sure that you have a trustworthy partner with your best interests in mind, right? So, what is factoring anyway?
22 May 2020
How to compare factoring companies
There are 1000’s of companies across the country that have moved to invoice factoring for their factoring needs. Before picking a company, businesses tend to focus on advantage rates and factoring fees. However, with all the fine print details, it’s not always easy for transportation companies to decide which factor will cater to their specific needs.
19 May 2020
Is factoring better than a bank loan or line of credit?
Figuring out which financing program - invoice factoring, a bank loan, or a line of credit - is best for your business model can be tricky. There are several options that each come with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. So, how do you determine which solution is right for you?
15 May 2020
Tips for staying healthy on hauls during COVID-19
As countries around the world take measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the trucking industry is at the forefront of helping containment efforts. The importance of staying safe and healthy during this time has caused fleets to step up and educate drivers on best safety practices, all while scrambling to meet the needs of overwhelmed customers and businesses.
12 May 2020
Running your trucking company during COVID-19
As cities and states have rushed to shut down most businesses to flatten the curve and help stop the spread of COVID-19, roads are also emptier. Our nation’s response changes day by day and undoubtedly impacts the lives of fleet-based businesses. Even amidst shelter-in-place orders, truckers, utility workers, and energy workers have been deemed ‘essential’ services.
1 May 2020
How the Payroll Protection Program Works
Small businesses can now apply for the Payroll Protection Program, which is a forgivable loan that can be used for payroll, rent, mortgages, and more for 8 weeks after being approved. Learn more about how to apply through your bank and calculating the amount you're eligible for.
4 April, 2020
Get Cash from the Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package
You can now apply for small business loans through the CARES program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 April, 2020
How to Successfully Grow Your Trucking Business
In order to thrive, you need to grow your business. Here's a quick guide to successful growth and competing with the big guys as a small business.
12 February, 2020
Why do Fuel Prices Vary from State to State?
Ever wondered why fuel prices are different based on the state you're in? Read more to learn about the best time and place to buy gas.
29 January, 2020
How to Keep Your Truck Drivers Happy
Job satisfaction is a key indicator of employee retention. Here are some ideas on how to keep your employees happy.
13 January, 2020
How Tires Affect Your Fuel Savings
Learn how to improve fuel economy and increase fuel savings by taking care of your tires and reducing rolling resistance.
9 January, 2020
How to Start Your Own Trucking Company
Want to open your own trucking company but don't know where to start? We've got you covered. Start trucking with these 5 steps.
11 June, 2019
Common Freight Factoring Fees for Carriers
It is extremely important to check a contract before signing it to make sure there aren’t any loopholes or extra, unnecessary fee burdens on a carrier.
19 November, 2019
When Will I Get Paid by InstaPay?
We're committed to paying carriers within 24 hours. Be sure to submit invoices before 5pm ET to get money the very next morning.
18 November, 2019
Update the CamScanner App to Avoid Hacking
CamScanner for Android was recently hacked. Update the app to avoid hacking and keep scanning your invoices.
20 September, 2019
InstaPay Partners with Dwolla for Faster Payments
InstaPay gives carriers an extra hour to submit invoices now thanks to a new partnership with Dwolla.
23 September, 2019