Volume 3 – Number 11 – November 1st, 2021

Spring, summer, fall and winter. We are always appreciative of our customers and we are thankful 24/7 for the opportunity to serve you. The onset of the holiday season is another chance to express our gratitude to you and yours as we commit to help you finish strong in 2021. On behalf of the entire team at PFA, we wish all of our customers and colleagues in the transportation industry a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving – now just weeks away – we thank each and every one of you for trusting us with your insurance and surety needs.  Remember…travel safely, protect your cargo, be mindful of the weather, and most important, spend some time with family and friends.


Thanksgiving Day helps us turn on the ignition to the holiday season, with Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner. It’s the time of year where advance planning is even more important than it usually is in the transportation industry. It’s always good practice to consider every eventuality and the risks of transporting cargo with all of the moving parts associated with the busiest time of the year, especially for retail, wholesale and manufacturing of consumer goods. Are your security measures up to date? Is your equipment – including the trucks that keep our economy going – winterized and checked out for the tricky weather that we often get in November and December? Do you have the right insurance protection in place to mitigate the risks associated with doing business in the big volume of the holiday season? We can help you with a quick checklist on all fronts. Call us today at 1-800-595-2615 or email us at


It’s all over the news and it’s a big deal for the transportation industry in particular and our workforce and economy in general: There are at least 80,000 more truck drivers needed for today’s supply chain demands. It might be the time to think about expanding your freight brokerage operation by adding a motor carrier side. If you’re looking for insurance to protect your existing operation or plans for a new motor carrier venture, email us at

On the subject of freight broker authority for those who currently hold motor carrier authority, we break it all down for you in our Transportation Business Sense White Paper. It’s a quick read. Check it out or call us today and we’ll answer any other questions that you may have as to the business advantages of gaining freight broker authority, both short term and long term!

Many shippers are asking for increased indemnity amounts above the baseline $75,000 BMC-84/BMC-85 surety requirement. As a matter of fact, requests from our customers for these types of performance bonds come into our office every day. If you’re among those pursuing contracts that require this, Team PFA can take care of all of it for you. And we really mean ALL of it. Give us a call today at 800-595-2615. There is no reason to miss out on business opportunities, especially if you’ve been unsure about how to take advantage. We are here to give you What You Need. When You Need It. We can be your go-to resource for these types of bonds – or for any commercial bonds you might require to operate at the highest capacity possible.

The best navigation is done on the strength of the best information! Knowing a lot about a little and a little about a lot is often viewed as the key to success. Specialize and be a leader yes, but do so with great understanding of the trends and issues affecting the world around us. That’s one of the mantras of PFA Protects, the Transportation Insurance & Surety Podcast. If you want to plug into a casual chat about some of the most important issues in transportation today, download our pilot podcasts at PFA Protects Podcast – PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services or subscribe today at Buzzsprout or your favorite podcast platform.
ATTENTION: Motor Carriers, if you are required to use an Electronic Logging Device (ELD), you should not only make sure you are compliant, but you should find out if you are eligible for a discount on your trucker’s insurance. Call us here at PFA and we’ll tell you more about it. We offer trucker’s insurance in most states and freight broker insurance in all 50 states.
This is the time of year for family and friends. Nothing matters more than the health, safety and happiness of our loved ones. At this time of year and all year round, we stand with all of our colleagues that make up our transportation family. Thanks for your patronage and thanks for doing what you do to help the American economy keep moving! 
Women In Trucking Association, Accelerate! Conference & Expo, Dallas, TX – November 7-9, Virtual – November 17-18 (  
ATA National Accounting & Finance Council Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC – November 8-10 (
ATA Moving & Storage Conference, National Event, Austin, TX –
November 15-17 (
American Association of Port Authorities, Executive Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ – November 15-19 (
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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