Love’s Adds Over 300 Truck Parking Spaces With Three New Locations

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News and briefs on the trucking for Friday, November 19, 2021:

Love’s adds more than 300 parking spaces with 3 new spaces

New Love’s Travel Stops locations in Bellefontaine, Ohio; Milton, Florida; and Garden City, Georgia, will add more than 300 truck parking spaces to the company’s network.

The Ohio location offers 126 truck parking spots, a Hardee restaurant (opening December 6), eight diesel bays, eight showers and more.

The new Florida store offers 88 truck parking spaces, an Arby’s restaurant (opening Nov. 22), eight diesel bays, eight showers, a Speedco and more.

Finally, Georgia’s new location includes 97 truck parking spaces, a Hardee’s restaurant (opening November 22), eight diesel bays, six showers and more.

Finance company offering equipment financing for start-ups

1st Commercial Credit, a nationwide finance company specializing in accounts receivable factoring and accounts payable financing, has implemented an equipment financing program for businesses of various sizes, rating ranges from credit and industries.

The company has a new financing program for businesses requiring equipment financing of up to $ 75,000 for start-ups.

For start-ups less than three months old, there is a strong demand for equipment financing, according to the company. Although it has been difficult for business owners with less than two years of operation to obtain equipment financing, 1st Commercial Credit is optimistic in providing financial services to high-risk clients.

The company claims that over 60% of clients who come to 1st Commercial Credit for funding are less than a year since start-up.

“Equipment financing has always been a great alternative financial instrument for acquiring equipment without using your bank line or cash savings,” says Raul Esqueda, President of 1st Commercial Credit. credit, or have financial hardship due to sales growth. We cover a very wide range of credit ratings for approvals that many suppliers and dealers would appreciate. “

[Related: eCapital in expansion mode for factoring, equipment finance]

Alabama platform institutes 90-day “driver shortage overload”

In an effort to reward its drivers for weathering the tidal wave of vacation shipping demand, Birmingham, Alabama-based flatbed carrier Montgomery Transport is instituting a driver shortage surcharge of 5 cents per mile.

As of November 8, the specialist in oversized freight management and comprehensive transportation management has added nickel surcharge on all loads, which will be passed directly on to drivers for a period of 90 days.

Montgomery Transport CEO Rollins Montgomery noted that with e-commerce expected to hit record levels this year, demand for local drivers, warehouse workers and drivers to take over assistance on the go. last mile will be at a high point.

“This year has presented our industry with many challenges, as supply chain constraints have forced all companies to adapt and discover new ways to move their businesses forward,” he said. “The workforce has been particularly affected in the transportation industry, as many drivers have found new local opportunities and / or better wages in areas such as warehousing or last mile delivery for support the boom in e-commerce. We have chosen to solve this problem by investing more in our best asset, which is behind the wheel. “

Montgomery estimated that e-commerce shipments will hit an all-time high over the next 90 days as the holiday season approaches, so the need for skilled drivers is only going to be magnified, especially in space. flat.

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