What is freight factoring, and what are the benefits?

Let’s face it, as a business, you want to be paid as quickly as possible for the work you do. For many trucking companies, invoice factoring can be crucial to maintaining positive cash flow, especially if you have to wait a month or longer to collect on larger invoices.

Your business could often benefit from collecting the money sooner to pay for countless expenses like fuel, insurance, bills, payroll, payments on vehicles or equipment, and more. While researching options for getting paid faster, I found this factoring company, TBS Freight Factoring, that provides SAME DAY cash for invoices.

Seems like this would be a great option for trucking companies since they can:

  • Maximize cash flow – businesses that depend on clients to pay invoices often have to wait for payment to come through. Even if your invoices are net 30 or net 60 days, that’s still 30 to 60 days that you are waiting for your client to pay the invoice. With factoring, you could get the payment immediately and won’t have to wait to get the funds into your account.
  • Simplify the process – Hand-in-hand with the point above, waiting to get paid is never convenient for anyone. Trying to track down invoices, remind clients to pay, and waiting to get it processed is time-consuming. Why not let the invoice factoring company handle it, while you move on to what you do best…delivering for your clients.
  • Credit checks done for you – You never want to do business with a client who can’t pay their bill. Companies will often perform credit checks on your clients beforehand to determine whether or not you should consider loading them.

In an industry that relies on prompt payment, invoice factoring could be a lifesaver for businesses that need to maintain a steady cash flow. There’s nothing worse than waiting on an unpaid invoice, so why not take that stress and strain out of the picture and get paid right away?

When researching this topic for my trucking-company readers, I was surprised that more industries don’t offer this. It seems that any industry that has purchase orders and large invoices could benefit from collecting the money earlier and leaving an invoice factoring company to collect the payment from the client.

Fortunately for carriers, this service exists and could be the financial solution that helps keep the company flush with cash for the inevitable business expenses that every company faces.

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Do Violent Video Games Affect Our Children Later in Life?

I grew up playing video games, and I got my first Super Nintendo when I was five years old for Christmas. That was the best Christmas ever, and I spent the next few months playing as much Mario as my parents would allow. I remember the intense feeling of nervous excitement racing through my entire body after I got through each dungeon and faced the boss. The objective in Mario is pretty simple: just jump on things and avoid being hit until you reach the end. However, each boss changes their attacks and I would spend hours trying to move on to the next level.

I was so proud of myself when I finally beat that game. It inspired a childhood passion for video games. My best friends and I would spend the night at each other’s houses to play the newest game all night and see how far we could get through the story. It wasn’t long after that, I got a GameBoy to play games on-the-go, and finally, I upgraded my Super Nintendo to a Nintendo 64. I was blown away by the graphics at the time, and I remember playing a multiplayer game called GoldenEye 007. It was a first-person shooter that will forever remain a legend in my memory. Four of us would each grab a controller, set up the match, and run around the map trying to eliminate every other player. It was a lot of fun until my mom walked in and saw all of my friends shooting each other in the video game.

Needless to say, she was deeply concerned about the potential influence that a violent video game would have on my perspective in life. I don’t blame her for wanting to raise me to certain standards, but looking back, those concerns were completely unfounded. Violent video games don’t encourage people to act violently anymore than watching football or playing paintball. She thought that I stopped playing the game after she took it away from me, but I would just wait to play it at my friends’ houses. Now that I’m an adult, we both look back and laugh about how upset she was. In her defense, no generation before us had ever experienced violent video games, and no one knew how it would affect kids over time.

Nintendo 64 graphics are nothing compared to today’s video games, and I can understand why parents might still be concerned for their child’s interest in violence, especially now that it’s so realistic. With gun laws changing, it is essential to teach kids about morality. As long as parents take the time to explain the difference between right and wrong, video games won’t encourage mass shootings. It’s similar to situations where kids go outside to have water gun fights or play the classic game of cops and robbers. Even though children are playing these games outside, most parents aren’t concerned that their child is going to grow up to shoot people or become a criminal.

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Motorcyclist Accidents

For some odd reason, people who drive cars don’t really like motorcyclists. Maybe because the motorcycle is so much cheaper and does the same thing? Or because it’s cool and attracts more attention? Maybe because it’s easier to navigate? I don’t really know. I love my motorcycle, I wouldn’t trade it in for most cars. I have it because I want it, not because I can’t get a car. Although it’s more dangerous, the feeling of driving a motorcycle is something I couldn’t give up easily at all.

This Corpus Christi Personal Injury Attorney suggests that, in reality, most people on the road aren’t really mentally prepared to deal with motorcycles in specific. They’re ready to drive, but not ready to face all the different aspects of driving. When cyclists are nearby, you have to behave differently and check your blindspots differently and much more frequently. Most drivers barely even check their blind spots at all, which is a huge mess, to begin with. But when a motorcycle is right in your blind spot and you switch lanes and hit them by accident, it sends us flying. The damages are usually great, especially since it’s an odd way to get hit and next to impossible to avoid.

I’m speaking on this from a personal perspective; I was a victim of this sort of thing myself. I was on the road one day heading to my band’s studio when someone switched lanes on me, hit my front tire suddenly and quickly, which sent me flying. I broke my leg, arm and a bunch of ribs. I was lucky there wasn’t any damage to my back or spine at all. The cherry on top was that the driver either knew and kept going or was totally oblivious and kept going. The accident put me out of commission for a couple months. I’m a small business owner, so after I was able to be even somewhat mobile, I was back on the job and doing what I had to do because I couldn’t afford not to. At this point, I’m completely healed and functioning just fine. I lost a lot of weight after the accident and I’ve managed to keep those pounds shed for the most part even now after I’ve healed. If there’s any silver lining, it’s most definitely this, this is the best my body has looked in years.

What prompted this now rather than in the immediate aftermath, was that this recently happened to a friend. Now after I’ve healed, I have had time to reflect on it and really put together a cohesive opinion on what happened from my point of view. When I saw it happen to a friend, his story really resonated with what happened with me, and I managed to be of great emotional support. His accident is very similar to mine, he broke a leg, a few ribs and has a badly bruised arm and injured wrist in an accident that happened in a situation that seemed to mirror my own. Luckily for him, the driver who hit him was aware of the bump and didn’t take off. He’s managed to settle for the damages incurred and he should be okay going forward. In light of this, I thought it was important to reach out to all drivers to pay attention to one another and avoid causing real pain to motorcyclists everywhere.

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Local Government Should Crack Down on Negligence Cases

All of us will eventually experience the pain and grief that comes with losing a loved one, and the grieving process is never easy. The last thing that anyone needs during this period is the additional feelings of anger that the death of their loved one could have been easily prevented, but wasn’t due to negligence on the part of a hospital or other institution that was supposed to ensure their safety. One family in Oceanside suffered this pain firsthand when their son died while locked in jail because health officials could not be bothered to provide adequate care.

According to this Newsday article from way back in 2015, a man named John Gleeson died while he was in Nassau County Jail awaiting trial on a burglary charge. The man suffered from a rare condition known as angioedema, a condition that causes severe swelling that can inhibit the victim’s ability to breathe. The family claims that the health officials at the jail knew about his conditioned and treated him for it, but all they did was give him medication and send him back to his cell without keeping an eye on him. The family claims the jail let him die, but police officers say they found no criminality when they investigated his death. Apparently, John Gleeson was already on his way to the hospital when he died after the jail called an ambulance for him, finding that he had collapsed. However, there are concerns about the Miami-based company that was contracted to provide medical care for the jail. A year after the contract began, the Commission of Correction found that this company was guilty of providing “grossly negligent health care” relating to the case of an inmate who had suffered a heart attack. Due to these claims, the family is looking to sue the county jail.

It is difficult for some people to feel empathetic in cases like these because the man who died was in jail and supposedly a criminal. Even so, they are United States citizens, and foremost a human being who deserves proper care, especially since his right to seek care for himself had been taken away. Even if it is determined that the jail tried their best to save John Gleeson, further investigation of the private companies governing the health care of this vulnerable population will make sure they maintain high standards of care.

Since this incident occurred back in 2015, hopefully the family has received closure concerning the death of their son. But the fact that the company was still allowed to provide health services even after they were found to be providing substandard care is worrying. Local governments need to crack down on these companies stop cutting corners in order to reduce costs.

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The Lone Wolf’s Descendants

For centuries man has respected the canine species and incorporated them into our social culture in many different facets. Our canine companions have been assisting humans in areas of hunting, protection, and most of all companionship. Human intervention has played a crucial role in the prevalence of so many different pedigrees.  Clearly, dogs will be around human culture for a long time, but with threats of violence towards humans we must take precautions to ensure that our species’ can coexist in harmony. Through organizational efforts and community outreach, I believe a future with dogs and humans enjoying each other, without the threat of violent outbreaks, is a reality for the future of this world.

Dogs can be found across the United States. The diversity amongst dog owners is truly fascinating because there is only one requirement in being a true dog owner, that is being human. Dogs are common amongst every demographic regardless of race, nationality, socioeconomic status, age, or gender. They are the perfect companion for our species. Many studies have shown that owning a dog can be therapeutic and extremely beneficial for one’s health. Whenever we are spending time and making a physical connection, in the form of petting and grooming, reactions in the brain cause feelings of happiness. This interaction is one of the fascinating examples of the complexity of biological interaction experienced in the natural world. Similarly fascinating is the interaction between the two species when the canine turns violent in an attack against the human. Because of the range in dog breeds from size to obvious level of aggressiveness, it is easy to forget that every dog descends from the mighty wolf. The core of every dog’s DNA descends from the pure predatory blood. In 2016 there were 31 dog related fatalities within the United States. In most cases, the victim was either a child, female, or both. In the event that anyone should experience a brutal dog bite that causes tremendous stress financially and physically, it would be wise to seek an attorney like those with the Able Law Firm. Skilled, attentive help can greatly reduce long term stress and improve morale for a focused recovery.  

To conclude, dogs are a highly intelligent species that coexist with humans on the earth. They have been introduced to the social structures of humans since ancient times, and because of human interaction they have forcibly evolved into countless different pedigrees we see today. In certain cases they can become violent with humans to the point that the person suffers from severe injuries or dies. Through combined efforts that include further educating the population on the dangers of animal abuse and how it alters the dog’s psychology and similar prevention campaigns I am certain dog bite fatalities could become a thing of the past.

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