Volume 2 – Number 9 – September 1st, 2020

In the spirit of Labor Day, there is nothing more important in the transportation industry than recognizing the people that make it all happen. And among those people, it’s our truckers who really keep us moving. Being in tune with that has never been more important than it is in 2020. That’s why PFA is thanking all of our truck drivers throughout America. Plan now for how you can pay tribute to the guys and gals who literally drive our economy during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Help celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 13 – 19! #thankatrucker #truckinghero #truckers #truckingmovesamerica #goodstuff #trucksbringit 


PFA is proud to again this year be a sponsor of the International Factoring Association’s Transportation Factoring Meeting (Virtual). We’ve always been strong proponents of factoring as an additional tool to help our customers manage their cash flow. Many businesses are struggling to maintain business operations as their normal cash flow is significantly impacted by current conditions. Not only is it important to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy, but your business as well. Perhaps factoring could be a solution to consider. 

We’re heading into Labor Day weekend and now is the time to consider the Holiday Rush. How much will occur in traditional retail stores and how much more will this year be an e-commerce kind of holiday season? Be prepared either way. Review contract demands and let us know how we can ensure that you are properly protected so as to not miss a beat, especially with the busy season ahead: Labor Day on September 7th and two more holidays in October and November before we roll into Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. It’s also a time to emphasize and prioritize cargo security. Remember: Cargo at rest is cargo at risk. Prepare to deliver loads before each holiday weekend, have loaded trucks park in secured lots, confirm theft coverage and remind your drivers to never detach a trailer or leave it unattended.

With Hurricane Laura hitting with such a devastating punch, our thoughts are with those in its path. Going forward, we’re here to help you prepare for what’s still ahead in this active hurricane season of 2020. We strongly encourage you to have a spot-market cargo insurance policy in place. We can take care of that for you and help you be part of the solution for those in need in the coming weeks and months. Call us today at 1-800-595-2615 or email us at

These are the months when the weather changes, daylight savings gives back an hour and we get less sunlight each day. How does all of that impact you personally and your logistics business? It’s a good time to look into a Supplementary Indemnification Agreement (SIA) for specific Shippers. Many of our customers choose to have a $25,000 non-exclusive SIA in place at all times to not miss out on a contract opportunity that may arise which requires it. Your PFA Account Manager can help you out with this very quickly. This small investment can lead to increased business opportunities.
You may also require more insurance coverage or face more limits to coverage. Give our Commercial Insurance Advisors a call to understand the potential demands, probable costs, and more. We can quickly confirm a quote to get the appropriate coverage in place. 

Heads up! The FMCSA requests comments to be submitted by October 19,
2020 on broker reporting requirements. We encourage you to stay informed
and up to date.
PFA TV: In Episode 4 of PFA TV, PFA CEO Daniel Larson talks about the impacts of technology on the logistics sector and how Freight Brokers can take advantage of bundling transportation insurance with their surety requirements.

Coming Up:

ATA Safety Management Council Policy Conference – September 2-4 
(  - virtual 
International Roadcheck – September 9-11 
ATA TMC Fall Meeting  – September 14 ( - virtual
CVSA Fall Conference – September 21-25 
( - virtual
Any questions as to how we can help you get What You Need. When You Need It? Email us at  or call us today at 800-595-2615.
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