Managing Cash Flow with Freight Factoring

Managing Cash Flow with Freight Factoring

Managing cash flow for your small fleet is no picnic. Costs of fuel, payroll and insurance can be difficult to keep up with when invoices take 30 to 90 days to get paid. That’s why many small fleets are turning to factoring their invoices to get instant and constant cash flow. Factoring means selling your...

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Following Distance for Tractor Trailers

Following Distance for Tractor Trailers

A common cause of rear end collisions is following too close to the vehicle ahead and driving too fast for traffic conditions. Weather circumstances such as wind, rain, snow and ice are factors too. The Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Transport states commercial motor vehicles must maintain a minimum distance of 60 meters (200 feet) between...

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Today’s Trucks are Rolling Computers

Sophisticated systems come together to start, run and control numerous aspects of truck performance. A computer known as the engine control module (ECM) is attached to the side of the engine and is designed to operate various truck features, not just the engine. ECMs have been used in heavy trucks since the 1990s and have...

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Science Favors Speed Limiters on Heavy Trucks

Large trucks require longer stopping distances and not just when carrying heavy loads. That makes them dangerous when operated at high speeds, especially to smaller vehicles that are able to stop in much less road. Resulting crashes can be devastating. In an effort to reduce tragedies, in 2008 two Canadian Provinces, namely Ontario and Quebec...

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