Volume 1 – Number 6 – December 2019
Your Monthly E-News Update
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Bring your 2020 vision into the New Year for 2020 success

The end of one year and the start of the next is always a good time to take stock of where you’re at. That’s as true for businesses in any sector – including the rapidly-evolving transportation industry – as it is for people. Perhaps it’s time to elevate your company’s planning for 2020 with a little bit of the old and a little bit of the new when it comes to goal-setting.

Sharpen your focus
Holiday and winter weather challenges

Congested roadways are one of the surest signs that Santa Claus is coming to town. The sheer volume of holiday shopping can cause heavy traffic at malls and retail districts even in dry weather. Add freezing rain and snow, you have yourself a headache, especially if you’re in the transportation business. 

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Why you should consider auto-pay with PFA
Are you on auto-pay with PFA for your BMC-84 or BMC-85? If not, we strongly encourage you to consider setting up automatic payments with us, especially if you are on a quarterly payment plan. Not only is this convenient, it avoids the risk of cancellation of your bond (which is required for your broker authority) due to inadvertent non-payment of an invoice. We understand how busy you are and strive to keep this vital component of your brokerage as convenient as possible as you continue to build your business.
Making yourself more marketable to Shippers

Recognizing that your customers are what ultimately drive your business, one of the key questions for many Freight Brokers is “how can you make yourself more marketable to Shippers?” The basics of self-marketing 101 in the transportation industry include Cargo protection, General Liability protection and Auto protection. 

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Making the most of our professional referrals
PFA is proud of our many industry relationships that we have fostered over the years, including with numerous service providers in compliance, factoring, Freight Broker training, and transportation law. We are happy to provide you with excellent professional referrals that can help ensure your success. Call us at 800-595-2615 or email
ATRI Operational Costs for Truckers


Tommy Ruke of the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation knows his stuff and loves the opportunity to share information with trucking companies that want to make a difference for their customers in particular and for the transportation industry in general. His blog on ATRI Operational Costs for Truckers is worth a read!

Taking time for your family and friends while acknowledging successes in 2019
This is the time of year when we reflect on our successes of the year that ends this month. It’s also all about taking time for your family and friends; the support network(s) that keep you going strong, day-in, day-out, throughout the year.  Enjoy the holidays and here’s to a very Happy New Year!

Coming Up
  • National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14th - PFA is proud to support National Wreaths Across America Day. As a company led by a CEO who is a proud Marine, we are honored to pay tribute to those who place their lives on the line to protect our freedom, liberty and way of life.
  • PFA office closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.
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