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Volume 2 – Number 5 – May 2020
FUELING UP

Eyeing an Upturn in the Freight Market

After a tsunami of bad health and economic headlines and news associated with the current global circumstances, Freightwaves.com has some good news: Their SONAR tracking indicates that the declines we’ve seen on trucking tenders are levelling off and there are signs of a bottom in the contract trucking market. A substantive upturn is anticipated once the economic sectors that shut down in March come back online. For more from Freightwaves.com, read on

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
When the going gets tough, the tough get communicating

When the going gets tough, communication is key! In fact, it’s always so important. Tapping into industry communications is also critical. We encourage you to take a few minutes to check your Carrier Details Page on the FMCSA website to make sure that your information is correct. If you have any transportation insurance policies, check that your policies have not lapsed. Let us know if we can help. We’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to follow us on social @PFAprotects

A HELPFUL PIT STOP
Technology is helping fleets navigate COVID-19
It’s a sign of the times when telematics – the merger of telecommunications with informatics that has brought us everything from GPS to navigation systems – is really only the baseline for how technology is changing the way we do business in transportation. Our friends at Trimble.com identify four technologies that are emerging quickly in our response to the global pandemic and shaping the future ahead, from Supply Chain Collaboration Platforms and Video Intelligence to In-Cab Navigation and Rest Stop Availability Maps.  
ENSURING YOUR SUCCESS
What is an Insurance Umbrella

Are you finding that your Shippers are expecting more from you? PFA can help you expand your business horizons by providing you with an Insurance Umbrella. Literally.

YOUR EXPERT NAVIGATORS
Even at Home, CyberSecurity is a Growing Concern
In a work-from-home environment, cybersecurity can take on a whole new meaning. NXTsoft can make sure – coining our own mantra – that you get what you need when you need it. A quick read here can protect you from cyber thieves targeting professionals in transportation.
 
INFORMING YOUR JOURNEY
The Challenge of Restricted Auto Auctions

Many of our auto transport customers are facing the challenge of auto auctions either closed or heavily restricted. Check out auction sale status at ADESA to keep up to date with latest auction information. For anyone working in car shipping, Tuesday Nights Live on Auto Transport Intel is a great resource as well. Our friend and Auto Transport Intel host, Jay W, covers the most relevant issues with different industry experts every week.

LIVING IN THE FAST LANE:  OUR TRANSPORTATION FAMILY
Thank you to our Supply Chain Heroes
Stephanie Babcock of HDT Truckinginfo goes to the front lines in the form of a webinar put on by the Safety Management Council of the American Trucking Associations. The webinar lets you know how fleets are supporting – and protecting – their truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers everything from hand sanitizer and sick time to PPE and training.  Read More...
COMING UP
The calendar continues to be very fluid and dates are in flux for many events and compliance deadlines. Yet, all eyes are on August 19-22, 2020. That’s when the TIA Capital Ideas Conference has been rescheduled for Austin, Texas. PFA is planning to be there for the logistics industry’s flagship event. Stay tuned for more info here at www.PFAprotects.com or at www.tianet.org.
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 800-595-2615.
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