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March 31, 2020

Fueling Up – A Supply Chain in Flux

Adversity brings out the best in many of us. That will be counted on in the coming months as we adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.  Those of you focused on the restaurant industry, for example, may need to shift gears to supporting the demand being […]
January 3, 2020

Cargo Insurance & Coverage

Failing to plan is planning to fail. And that applies to planning to do some new things in 2020. Now’s the time to consider those new twists for the new year. Sometimes, even a small shift can mean new business. You’ve probably been thinking about a few new […]
December 5, 2019

ATRI Operational Costs for Truckers

Tommy Ruke – aka The King Pin — 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. Here’s the […]
December 5, 2019

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. How […]
December 5, 2019

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, and you have yourself a headache, especially if you’re […]
December 5, 2019

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 […]
November 24, 2020

Vetting Your Motor Carriers Means No Unwanted Surprises

While there are many things for Freight Brokers to consider when contracting with Motor Carriers, one important part of your due diligence is to ensure the carriers with whom you contract have the proper Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) authority. It’s also important that your Motor Carriers […]
August 3, 2020

The Need for Commercial General Liability Insurance Explained

Why Commercial General Liability Coverage? The answer is simple: To satisfy contracts! General Liability Coverage This isn’t just insurance speak, but it’s an opportunity to have a quick reality check. And that reality is that shipping contracts are including General Liability in the insurance requirements with greater frequency. […]
August 3, 2020

Getting Transportation Insurance for Freight Brokers

The One Stop Shop at PFA continues to expand with easier ways to obtain quotes and more insurance offerings. Freight Broker Insurance Coverage Whether you are a new Freight Broker in need of insurance coverage to protect your brokerage or a current client needing additional coverage to satisfy […]
June 30, 2020

Shipper’s to Expand your Business and Grow Your Revenues

Expanding your business opportunities is a keystone to business strength and independence. One of the surefire ways to increase your revenues from shippers is Shipper’s Interest. A small investment in Shipper’s Interest and other carefully selected transportation insurance products can help grow your business. Some things to think […]