Volume 3 – Number 9 – September 1, 2021

As we drive into the Labor Day Weekend and the last few months of calendar 2021, it’s an opportunity for you to finish strong! To that end, our monthly PFA PROTECTS e-newsletter remains a key way for us to deliver relevant, useful and timely information and knowledge in all aspects of transportation insurance and surety services. It is designed to keep you up to date with important trends, developments and product offerings while introducing new friends to the PFA family. Professional Liability insurance – see below – is only one example of what we can provide to protect your business and ensure your success. And… some Shippers are requiring it of Freight Brokers. Let us know how we can help. Call us today at 1-800-595-2615 or visit us at


On this Labor Day or any day, one of our overarching goals – as an integrated transportation insurance and surety services company – is to make sure that all Freight Brokers have the right surety instrument in place. We do that as the nation’s biggest provider of BMC-84s/BMC-85s. PFA offers many plans and payment options to cover the $75,000 FMCSA surety requirement with a BMC-85 Trust Agreement. Among your options is a cash plan, an external letter of credit and an internal letter of credit. For more details, visit:  We also have several payment options for BMC-84 surety bonds including quarterly payments!

Few people have as much an appreciation of the importance of good employee teams than PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services CEO Daniel Larson. He has a long legacy in the transportation industry, one in which his mother and our founder J. Penny Larson helped innovate through her newfound solutions to Freight Broker surety. That gave him plenty of exposure to the risks and rewards of being a Freight Broker, Freight Forwarder or Motor Carrier. He regularly brings those insights to PFA Protects: The Transportation Insurance & Surety Services Podcast. For a sampling of what you can get by downloading or subscribing to the PFA Protects Podcast, here you go. Our summer of pilot episodes has included the merits of Freight Broker Authority for Motor Carriers, customizing the right solution for your transportation insurance needs and the advantages of bundling your insurance with your surety requirements. Check it out today at PFA Protects Podcast – PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services.

Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker and best practices in recognizing the importance of the people who make the transportation sector grow and thrive. Yet sometimes our best intentions don’t work out and issues arise involving employees. To protect both employers and employees, it is important to have coverages such as Professional Liability Insurance, also known as Errors & Omissions, in place. For more on the lines of insurance we offer, visit our insurance page on our PFA website.

A Freight Broker’s worst nightmare is a big claim and the burden of catastrophic auto liability losses. We work hard to make sure that you’re not kept awake at night worrying about the burden of catastrophic auto liability losses or other vulnerabilities that come with the risks and rewards of being a transportation company. At PFA, we ensure that our insurance products are tailored to our customers’ needs.  Our Commercial Insurance Advisors are here to give you What You Need. When You Need It. So, if you’re looking for auto liability, contingent cargo or general liability insurance, PFA is here to provide you with the right transportation insurance solutions to help protect your business and ensure your success. Call us today at 1-800-595-2615 and ask for one of our insurance experts or email us at . We’re here to help.
Sure, we’re known as the nation’s largest provider of BMC-84s/BMC-85s – and we’re proud of that -- but PFA is also your best solution when it comes to ALL of your contract and commercial surety bond needs including transportation-related bonds! We are a full-service surety agency licensed in all 50 states, offering Contract, License & Permit, Miscellaneous, and Court surety bonds. For more information, call us today and ask for Pam or check out what we have in the way of surety bonds at Commercial Surety Bonds -
Our transportation family is built upon the workers who make things happen on the ground floor. That includes those working in all facets of the logistics industry, from administration and accounting to marketing and promotion. Yet there are few people as important to the movement of goods and overland freight – and the advancement of our economy – than the nation’s truck drivers. There were over 947,000 drivers working in the transportation sector in the period leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic and that wasn’t enough to satisfy demand. So, more than ever, truck drivers are in demand to help all of us grow and thrive. This Labor Day weekend, let’s be thankful for those who log tens of thousands – and often hundreds of thousands of miles – on the nation’s highways and byways to pick up and deliver what we need, day-in, day-out. Happy Labor Day!
Terrapin, Home Delivery World 2021, Philadelphia, PA
( — September 1-2
National Private Truck Council, National Safety Conference, Orlando, FL ( — September 8-10
Machinery Haulers Association, Safety & Security Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI ( — September 8-10
California Trucking Association, Virtual Safety Council Meeting, Virtual ( — September 9
International Foodservice Distributors Association, Distribution Solutions Conference, Fort Worth, TX ( — September 12-14
60th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Transportation Research Board, Virtual ( — September 13-15
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, EDGE Conference & Exhibition, Atlanta, GA ( — September 19-22
Truckload Carriers Association, Truckload 2021, Las Vegas, NV ( — September 25-28
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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