Meeting the Demand of Today’s Pandemic Delivery System Is Challenging
The evolution of the shed at your family cabin is a fascinating story. Your father built this shed on a trailer bed in the early 1980s, which allowed it to be moved in case of the occasional flooding that occurs along the nearby river. When he finished it, he said it looked like a gypsy wagon, so as a young adult you decided to try your had at embellishing it with a Czech inspired design on the end facing the main road. Dad painted it a peach color, and he even added fake windows with shutters on the sides to resemble a gypsy wagon even more.
When the original peach paint deteriorated, the family got together and painted the shed a light green. About seven years ago, you decided it needed to have some Czech designs again, but you failed to give the side of the shed a fresh coat of paint before adding the designs. Your son and his three children were there with you when you started this second project, and they added their assistance to some of the designs with their paint brushes, as well.
Recently, however, the original light green paint had deteriorated enough that the designs were cracking and peeling off, so it was time to redo the Czech designs on the old Gypsy Wagon a third time. It broke your heart to cover the work your grandchildren had done the last time, but it was necessary to start with a fresh undercoat this time.
You tried to stay true to the last design by making only a few newer and minor adjustments to allow more room in front of the shed for the irises and other flowers that normally grow pretty tall. And luckily, you had saved the stencils you used seven years ago for the lettering, so you did not feel as if you had to “reinvent the wheel” when it came to the letters.
In 1954, your father and uncles did the construction on the cabin with your grandparents offering to pay for the materials. In 1987, your parents bought the cabin from my grandparent’s estate, and a few years later, they added all four of their children to the deed. Therefore, this is truly a family cabin owned by you and your siblings. Painting the Czech designs on the shed is truly a labor of love, and you consider it a nod to your Czech heritage and all of your loved ones who worked hard to provide such a beautiful and restful place for us to enjoy in our retirement years.
Today, your family needs that rest and enjoyment now more than ever before. As owners of a trucking company the last seven months have been a challenge. The increase in the demand your company has seen, combined with the even greater need for detailed work with trucking factoring companies has kept your husband, who in therapy is retired, and your two sons. All three of them had worked with small business factoring companies before, but the almost immediate and now constant demand from your customers has required the investment in new trucks, many more new trailers, and nearly the double amount of drivers. When you think about your father pulling that gypsy wagon to the campground all those years ago, you realize that the business of pulling important cargo across the nation has changed.
Without the help of advance business capital factoring options provided by trucking factoring companies, you know that the business would never have been able to grow and expand the way it needed to. Nearly 12 million trucks, rail cars, locomotives, and vessels move goods over the transportation network, and your business is just a small part of that process, but even your part requires a rather unpredictable amount of cash and capital. Fortunately, trucking factoring companies provide the extra funds that many businesses like your family’s need to meet payroll and to cover extra expenses when expansion is needed. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Trucking factoring companies advance most of the invoice amount, usually 70% to 90%, after checking out the credit-worthiness of the billed customer. When the bill is paid, the factor remits the balance, minus a transaction, also known as the factoring, fee.”