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What is Freight Factoring and Is It Right For You?

CarriersPublished on December 23, 2020

What is freight factoring?

Freight factoring is all about cash flow. If carriers have slow-paying customers or brokers then they may have to wait up to 60 days to get paid for your work. However, carriers need cash flow to pay their expenses such as fuel, insurance, payroll, repairs, and more. That’s where freight factoring comes in. Factoring is an easy way to manage cash flow for trucking companies. Convoy offers free QuickPay for every load in our network as well as factoring through our TruckYeah Savings Program, which provides same or next day payment.

How much do freight factoring companies typically charge? Are there hidden costs with freight factoring?

Factoring companies charge a percentage of the load invoice as a fee for the service, typically around 3.5%. Additionally, carriers are often required to pay both invoice processing and ACH fees, which further reduce how much of their earnings they keep. 

Why is Convoy Factoring a great program for carriers?

With Convoy Factoring, Carriers of all sizes can factor their non-Convoy loads at rates ranging from 1% – 2.99%. Rate will be determined by the total amount factored. Combined with the 0% charged for Convoy loads through our QuickPay offering, a carrier hauling half of their loads with Convoy sees an average rate of 1.45%, which is 57% better than the industry average. With no invoice or transaction fees, carriers can keep their cash flow constant by submitting each load’s invoice individually, instead of waiting and submitting multiple invoices together. Convoy Factoring features no lock-in contract so carriers can try the program risk and commitment-free. All together, Convoy Factoring can save carriers up to $7,000 in factoring costs and associated fees per year. 

How can carriers apply for Convoy Factoring?

We have integrated Convoy Factoring directly into the Convoy mobile app so carriers can easily apply, submit invoices, and find their next loads to haul, all in one place.

For carriers new to Convoy, sign up here

Learn more about about factoring here.


Convoy Team

Convoy is the nation's leading digital freight network. We move thousands of truckloads around the country each day through our optimized, connected network of carriers, saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and eliminating carbon waste for our planet. We use technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800B trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks. Fortune 500 shippers like Anheuser-Busch, P&G, Niagara, and Unilever trust Convoy to lower costs, increase logistics efficiency, and achieve environmental sustainability targets.
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