Volume 3 – Number 12 – December 2nd, 2021

Happy Holidays!
This is our favorite time of year; not just because Santa Claus is coming to town, but because of the one-two punch that the month of December provides for all of us in the transportation industry. It’s a good time to reflect upon and celebrate your accomplishments during the previous 11 months. It’s also time to look forward to the New Year ahead. It’s a fresh start – so nothing’s impossible. We’re here to help you finish 2021 strong and do whatever we can – and whatever you need – to see your transportation business get off to a great start in the New Year. We’re with you every step of the way in 2022. Happy Holidays on behalf of the entire team here at PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services.


Hey, it’s the holidays! Why not give yourself a nice present? Become a client of PFA and you’ll get the gift that keeps on giving. We bring you unmatched experience, second to none expertise and unparalleled customer service. Yet it doesn’t end there. We strive to be your full-service resource in whatever way we can. Not only can we help you with your BMC-84s/BMC-85s, any kind of surety bond and all of your transportation insurance needs, but we can set you up with whatever else you need to be successful. Building on the strength of 23 + years in the industry, we have many qualified referral partners that can also assist you. Give us a call at 1-800-595-2615. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll find you the right fit on any transportation industry service imaginable.  As we like to say, we’re here to give you What You Need. When You Need It.


There are plenty of things that we feel we need to get to as we head into the last month of the year. Yet every year, we’re here to remind you that vetting your Motor Carriers should be one of them. It is particularly important at this time of year, what with the holidays and some of the worst and unpredictable weather of the year in most parts of the country. You should be vetting year-round, but here are the basics if you haven’t already done a pre-Christmas rush check-up.


The clock is ticking on the last few days of 2021.  New Year’s Eve is now just 30 days away! Yet, with major cellular providers moving quickly into 5G network services next year, the clock is also ticking on the timeline issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for truckers to upgrade or replace their third-generation (3G)-reliant ELDs. The FMCSA issued a reminder to truck drivers 10 days ago. The advisory urged drivers to make the switch as early as February to avoid racking up potential ELD violations. For more, tune in to the latest from FreightWaves: FMCSA to truckers: Is your ELD slated to be phased out? - FreightWaves


The best Freight Brokers anticipate what their Shippers need, regardless of the circumstances. The question at this time of year is: Are you prepared for cargo and holiday opportunities as well as dealing with any weather-related concerns? There’s no reason for you to be left out in the cold because you didn’t have the insurance coverage in place that your customer required or desired.  

Customer service simply doesn’t get old. Ever since it was founded in 1998 when J. Penny Larson became the first to offer BMC-85 trust fund agreements to leading Freight Brokers, the company has grown by listening to its customers. That was true then, true in 2018 on our 20th birthday and it’s true today. Have a short watch and listen to CEO Daniel Larson explain how important customer service and customer relationships have been for PFA. 
Holidays are family time, so it’s only natural to think of all of our family connections at this time of year and all year-round. In the spirit of the season, PFA CEO Daniel Larson uses our first pilot podcast to explain the family roots behind the company. He also gets into the merits of Freight Broker Authority for Motor Carriers.

Season 1 / Episode 1 – PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services (
Our thoughts go out to all the drivers and transportation professionals in the business who will be on the road over the holidays. It’s a reminder as to how heavily we all rely on you for so many things, including keeping our economy going year-round and making some of the most heart-felt of deliveries in time for Christmas and the holiday season. A big thank you on behalf of all of us! And here’s to the happiest and healthiest of New Years in 2022!
CES, Sponsored by Consumer Technology Association–
January 5-8, 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada (

TRB Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Transportation Research Board –
January 9-12, 2022, Washington, D.C. (TRB Annual Meeting) 

Annual Membership Conference, California Trucking Association –
January 19-22, 2022, Las Vegas, NV (Annual Membership Conference)   

 COHMED Conference, Sponsored by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance – January 24-28, 2022, San Diego, CA (
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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