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 […]