Rick Richardson

February 2, 2024

Understanding the Differences Between Freight Forwarders and Freight Brokers

In today’s complex logistics landscape, understanding the difference between freight brokers and freight forwarders is crucial for anyone involved in the shipping industry. At its core, a freight broker serves as an intermediary between shippers and carriers, facilitating the connection and negotiation of shipping contracts. On the other […]
October 26, 2023

Cargo Theft on the Rise: Understanding the Growing Challenge in America

The Current State of Cargo Theft In the ever-evolving landscape of supply chain security, one issue looms large and persistent: cargo theft. As we progress into the last quarter of 2023, cargo theft continues to be a growing challenge for businesses across the United States. Understanding the current […]
May 18, 2023

Understanding Department of Defense (DOD) Performance Bonds

If you’re involved in government contracting, specifically with the Department of Defense (DOD), you may have come across the term “performance bonds.” In this article, we’ll explore the basics of DOD performance bonds, their purpose, and how they function in the trucking industry. What does a DOD bond […]
May 2, 2023

The Benefits of Working with a Trusted Commercial Surety Bond Provider

A commercial surety bond is a legal contract that provides financial protection to one party in the event that the other party fails to fulfill its obligations. If you are in need of a commercial surety bond, it is important to work with a provider that you can […]
March 16, 2023

Commercial Surety Bonds: What You Need to Know

Commercial surety bonds can be a bit of a mystery to those who are unfamiliar with them. However, they are an essential tool for many businesses, providing a valuable layer of protection against financial losses and other risks. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of the […]
February 27, 2023

Best Practices: Protect Your Business by Properly Vetting Your Motor Carriers

As a transportation industry freight broker, it’s crucial to properly vet your motor carriers. At PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services, we have a dedicated Claims Department that has firsthand knowledge of the pitfalls associated with hiring motor carriers without appropriate vetting. This includes claims where carrier lacks […]
November 15, 2022

TSP Onboarding Registration

2024 FEMA STOS Program ALL TSP applicants (new and returning) must have an active SAM registration before FEMA will process any onboarding materials. Registration for SAM is FREE and if you are interested in applying for the 2024 FEMA STOS Program year, we recommend starting your registration today. […]
May 2, 2022

Supporting the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) of the DOD

ATTENTION: TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDERS! You have an important opportunity to support the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), a wing of the United States military and the Department of Defense (DoD). All that you need to do to be eligible is comply with DoD requirements and the new […]
January 3, 2022

Roadmap to Success – Why not make this the year to market yourself to more shippers?

Very few businesses can grow – let alone sustain themselves – without being well-organized and well-structured to achieve your priorities in any given year. Strategic and tactical planning have never been more important as they are going into 2022. Being organized is the key to planning to do […]
January 3, 2022

Fueling Up – Planning to Make the Most of the New Year

It’s a common refrain at PFA, as it is among many leading businesses both within and outside the transportation sector: The end of one year and the start of the next is always a good time to take stock of where you’re at in business. It’s particularly important […]