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Volume 2 – Number 3 – March 2020
Your Monthly E-News Update
Our E-News PFA PROTECTS is designed to keep our customers up to date with important trends, developments and product offerings while introducing new friends to the PFA family. Let us know how we can help. Call us today at 1-800-595-2615 or visit us at https://www.PFAprotects.com.
FUELING UP

TIA and the country’s Freight Brokers are going to Austin this April

We are very much looking forward to being part of the annual TIA conference coming up April 1-4 in Austin, Texas.
 
Make a note now to come and join us at booth #517. We’ll be ready to update you on all of the ways in which we can help you get What You Need. When You Need It!

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
Know your Shipper/Broker Agreement

When your Shipper is requiring insurance, the best place to start is by carefully analyzing your Shipper/Broker Agreement. Risk management is an action that every transportation company needs to do constantly and consistently. In that light, transportation insurance provides a way to address risks and ensure you stay in business if an accident or loss occurs.

What problems might arise from contracts? Simply put, additional duties and obligations are imposed with potential costs that you had not expected. What might be in your Shipper contracts that places your company in an unfavorable position? A full review of your Shipper/Broker agreements and coordinating duties or obligations in your Broker/Carrier agreements is an activity you should do regularly as well. Even if the contracts were not modified, did any regulatory changes or case law precedents occur that possibly influence what you should have in your contracts? Keeping you properly aligned with the regulations, your contracts and your insurance program is an essential step to take in protecting your business and ensuring your success.
 
For more, take a quick look at Episode 8 of PFA TV.

A HELPFUL PIT STOP
UCR registration is now open
This is a reminder from the PFA team to make sure you file your UCR permit form with the FMCSA.  All interstate Freight Brokers are required to file this annually and pay the fee ($59 this year). Please note: All interstate businesses that are located in states not participating in the UCR Agreement are still subject to UCR annual registration requirements.
 
You can:
  • use this link to do it directly https://www.ucr.gov/#%20;
  • contact your BOC-3 provider to take care of this for you;
  • call PFA to assist you with a referral source that can handle this for you.
ENSURING YOUR SUCCESS
PrePass is a great resource

Our friends at PrePass always have great information to share including podcasts on a multitude of pertinent topics.
 
Our own Richard Bren, VP of Insurance, was recently featured on a PrePass podcast about truck insurance. Rich and his team of insurance experts are of course available to explore your particular business needs. Call us at 1-800-595-2615, we’re here to Protect Your Business. Ensure Your Success.

YOUR EXPERT NAVIGATORS
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck Set for May 5-7
Each year, CVSA’s International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is on the driver requirements category of roadside inspection. Check out the details here.
INFORMING YOUR JOURNEY
States outline Anti Human Trafficking efforts

Individual state DOTs have outlined the details of their anti human trafficking efforts. Truckers have long been strong supporters of these efforts to combat trafficking. To learn more about this important cause, check out Truckers Against Trafficking for information.

LIVING IN THE FAST LANE:  OUR TRANSPORTATION FAMILY
Stay informed
The Year Ahead: All of us in the transportation industry should make it a priority to stay informed about the bigger picture issues facing the sector. We’re all in this together! With a view to helping you keep your eye on the trends and factors shaping transportation, here’s another installment of some of the leading transportation experts weighing in on what’s ahead in for us in 2020.
 
Give us a follow: We work hard to keep our website – PFAprotects.com – up to date with information that is pertinent to your business. We also strive to connect with you on our various social channels, including Twitter @PFAprotects and Facebook.com/PFAprotects. Let us know what else we can do to ensure that you have the quickest and easiest access to the questions most important to you.
 
COMING UP
Truckload Carriers Association, Annual Convention – February 29-March 3, Kissimmee, FL https://www.truckload.org/
 
Mid-America Trucking Show, Kentucky Expo Center, – March 26-28, Louisville, KY truckingshow.com
 
Transportation Intermediaries Association, Conference & Exhibition, – April 1-4, Austin, TX tianet.org  ANOTHER REMINDER: We’ll be there, too! Come join us at Booth #517.
 

 
REACHING YOUR DESTINATION
Any questions as to how we can help you get What You Need. When You Need It? Email us at webinfo@PFAprotects.com or call us today at 1-800-595-2615.
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