How to Build Your Trucking Company’s Business Credit

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A Dun & Bradstreet account and D&B D-U-N-S Number® helps you build, establish, and grow your business credit. Business credit is vital when you start a trucking company.

A Dun & Bradstreet account also helps you get a business credit line quickly. Once customers can see that your company has commercial credit, they may be more likely to extend credit to your company.

Dun & Bradstreet is the number one commercial credit source in America. They deliver commercial credit as well as financial and management data related to businesses.

How to Get a D-U-N-S Number

When you become a client with Apex, we can give Dun & Bradstreet your company information, at your request, to help create a D&B account and D-U-N-S Number for your business. It usually takes about 90 days for your account to be created. When Dun & Bradstreet gets in touch with you, they’ll ask you for company information.

Only certain business-related information is required.

Do provide:

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Date of company formation
  • Entity type
  • Company phone number
  • Officer information
  • Bank name

Optional to provide:

  • Bank account number
  • Banker name
  • Financial information
  • Trade information

Anytime you’re providing financial information, you could be exposing your company to unnecessary risks. Always ask questions and only give your financial information when you’re comfortable doing so.

You do not have to purchase or subscribe to anything from Dun & Bradstreet and there’s no charge to have a Dun & Bradstreet account. As a value-added service to our clients, Apex can help you get a D&B account. We truly care about your business and want to help you succeed. A Dun & Bradstreet account can help your company build business credit and credit history, which will help your business grow.

Call 855-369-APEX (2739) to see how our Startup Program, freight factoring and Apex Fuel Card Program can help you keep more money in your trucking company where it belongs.

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