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Volume 3 – Number 3 – March 1, 2021
FUELING UP

Making sure that March roars in like a lion is often simply a state of mind. It’s no different in the transportation industry in general and in the world of Freight Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Motor Carriers and others in the field. We’re still three weeks away from spring, but why not put the extra spring in our steps now? Is this the time for that new business opportunity to be tackled head on? How about a major push on capacity-building, beginning with team-building exercises, even if they’re done in this virtual world? Taking that “can do” attitude will get us to spring, summer and the much better days ahead! Keep on trucking!

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

Many of you know that PFA is the nation’s largest provider of BMC-84s/
BMC-85s. We’re the transportation surety leaders and we’re proud of our almost 23-year track record as such. Yet, that’s not all we do! We can also help you with ANY surety bond requirement (and insurance too) that you might need in the course of doing business. Our experience in transportation bonds is unmatched, as is our customer service. To get your planning juices going, here are some common transportation-related bonds that our customers trust us with:

  • DOD Performance
  • Customs
  • OTI (for OFFs and NVOCCs)
  • BNSF
  • PrePass
  • Fuel Tax/Highway Use Tax
  • Sales Tax
  • Over-size/Over-weight Permit
  • Dump Truck/ Broker of Construction Trucking Services 

Now is the time to let our team at PFA give you a competitive quote on any or all of your surety bonds. We are confident that you’ll be happy you did. Ask for Pam at 800-595-2615 or call her directly at 623-248-6336. As an experienced surety bond expert, Pam will walk you through the process and make sure that you get What You Need. When You Need It.

A HELPFUL PIT STOP
Are you doing a name change for your company with the FMCSA? If you are – or are thinking about it – don’t forget to notify us and your BOC-3 provider as well. This is just a reminder that the FMCSA automatically issues a notice of cancellation with a name change submittal, so the bond and BOC-3 must be
re-filed.
ENSURING YOUR SUCCESS

We’re rolling down the highway! PFA is now offering trucking insurance. We are excited to offer a program that is favorable to smaller and newer carrier operations and it is currently available in seven states (AL, AZ, GA, IL, NC, SC, TX). While we await additional states to come online as part of this program, we have other options available to serve you wherever you operate.
 
While you’re at it, given that the ELD mandate has been in effect for the past year, perhaps now’s the time to ask us about the upfront savings opportunity exclusively offered through our motor carrier insurance provider if you have an ELD.

YOUR EXPERT NAVIGATORS
Why should you choose PFA for your BMC-84 or BMC-85? It’s a very simple proposition: Only in a surety instrument issued through PFA are your interests fully protected. By having our own Claims Department, we deliver unparalleled knowledge in claims service. We handle all communications, verifications, and investigations relating to claims. With our extensive legal expertise in the specifics of Freight Broker regulations, PFA expedites legitimate claims and quickly identifies non-valid claims, thereby minimizing the impact on your bond or cash reserves. To find out more, call us today at 1-800-595-2615.
INFORMING YOUR JOURNEY
International Roadcheck Week in North America tends to be a volume-flattening event. This year, Roadcheck Week has been moved back to the spring. It’s scheduled for May 4 – 6. That’s still two months away, but we encourage you to plan accordingly and make sure that your Motor Carriers have this on their radar.
LIVING IN THE FAST LANE:  OUR TRANSPORTATION FAMILY
All of us have a vested interest in the transportation industry. We’re either proud to be part of it or we’re very aware of how important it is for the American economy and our way of life. That’s why it’s of note that POTUS 46 Joe Biden has ordered a review of the sector. Here’s the latest on the subject from our friends at FreightWaves.
COMING UP
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance/FMCSA, Data Quality and Systems Training, Virtual (cvsa.org) — March 1-5
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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