Volume 2 – Number 11 – November 2nd, 2020

The first thing that comes up for us every day is how fortunate we are to have such a dynamic community of customers that are part of the PFA family. Your support has made us a leading force in transportation insurance and surety services and the nation’s largest provider of BMC-84s/BMC-85s and we’re so very thankful for that. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thank each and every one of you for trusting us with your insurance and surety requirements. We’re also thankful for the resilience that so many of you have shown during these challenging times. Looking forward, it’s gratifying to see some of the projections being formed for the future, including this coming holiday season and year-end. Several transportation industry experts predict this holiday season will hit unprecedented shipping volumes. Be safe, be smart, be healthy and be on it! All the best and thanks again!


Many shippers are asking for increased indemnity amounts above the baseline $75,000 BMC-84/BMC-85. 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. Give us a call at 800-595-2615. There is no reason to miss out on opportunities, especially if you think you don’t have a resource for these types of bonds! You do – we are here for YOU!

There is considerable uncertainty about pandemic-related factors affecting the industry and the sectors we connect with most frequently, but one thing is for sure, technology will continue to be a big influence. If you’re wanting a preview of where the trucking industry technology landscape is headed, click here for information on the latest emerging trends.

As we all know, the busy holiday shipping season is here! You can stay ahead of the curve and gain insights into local and national cargo theft and transportation issues at this year’s virtual Cargo Theft and Transportation Summit. Hosted by CargoNet and Travelers, the Summit will feature topics such as: 

  • 2020 Theft Review
  • The Supply Change in a COVID-19 world
  • Emerging pilferage and seal break threats
  • Challenges of truck fires
  • Much more!

We encourage you to take advantage of this free virtual summit. Now is the perfect time to discuss Contingent Cargo insurance or per load Shipper’s Interest coverage with one of our Commercial Insurance Advisors here at PFA. Email us at or call us today at 800-595-2615.

The term “one stop shop” can be an over-used concept. Yet at PFA, it’s really what we’re all about for our customers. We are committed every day to being effective and efficient so that we earn and keep your trust for the entire life of your business. For a sense of how seriously we take customer service – and the opportunity to serve you, giving you What You Need, When You Need it, take a quick watch of PFA TV Episode 5, where PFA CEO Daniel Larson speaks to what it means to us.
Just in case you missed it, the FMCSA held a comment and listening session on three pending petitions on broker transparency last week (on October 28th). The subject of these petitions pertains to transaction records. The meeting notice and all comments and documents previously submitted can be viewed on the Federal Register here.
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced that Anne Reinke has been named President & CEO of the organization. Before we know it, next year’s TIA convention will be held right here in our own backyard of Phoenix, AZ. The TIA Capital Ideas Conference will run April 7-10, 2021 at the J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. PFA will be a proud sponsor and we hope to see many of our customers at the April event. All the best from PFA to Anne and her team at the TIA.
Oregon Trucking Associations Annual Convention, Bend, OR
November 9-11 (
Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo, (Virtual)
November 12-13 (
3PLXTEND Virtual Experience – November 17-19 (
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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