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AmWINS Transportation Underwriters Announces Protective Insurance as New Carrier for Environmental Transportation Program


AmWINS Transportation Underwriters ("ATU") today announced a partnership
with Protective Insurance to provide insurance solutions for ATU's
Environmental Transportation program, which is available for both
trucking and business auto risks.

"We're excited to partner with Protective Insurance on this proprietary
program," said Drew Easton, Executive Vice President of AmWINS
Transportation Underwriters. "Protective's commitment to the
transportation space provides the ideal support and continuity for our
current, future and legacy partners – motor carriers and retailers."

For more than 20 years, the ATU Environmental Transportation program has
afforded class-leading and consistent auto-related coverages and
products. The specific appetite, which focuses solely on haulers of
hazardous materials and non-hazardous environmental commodities, makes
this program unique. The program is available nationally and written on
an admitted basis by Protective, which is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M.
Best Company.

Enhancements to the ATU Environmental Transportation program as a result
of the new partnership with Protective include:

  • Consideration of all radii – Local to Long-Haul
  • Consideration of all Hazardous Materials classes EXCEPT Class 7 –
    Radioactive Materials

"For over 80 years, we have been diligently acting on our mission to
create and deliver the highest quality, customized insurance products
for the transportation industry," said Randy Birchfield, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Protective Insurance. "This exciting
partnership with ATU's Environmental Transportation program will provide
their partners with products backed by the advantage of nearly a
century's worth of experience and commitment to the transportation

AmWINS Transportation Underwriters is a managing general agency within
the Underwriting division of AmWINS Group, Inc. ("AmWINS"), a global
distributor of specialty insurance products and services.

About AmWINS Transportation Underwriters

AmWINS Transportation Underwriters (ATU) is a managing general agency
and wholesale insurance broker that specializes in the trucking and
transportation industry. ATU's skilled underwriters provide
comprehensive insurance solutions in partnership with reputable and
financially sound carriers. With six offices around the country, ATU
handles more than $75M in premium placements annually. To learn more,

About AmWINS Group, Inc.

AmWINS Group, Inc. is the largest independent wholesale distributor of
specialty insurance products in the United States, dedicated to serving
retail insurance agents by providing property and casualty products,
specialty group benefit products and administrative services. Based in
Charlotte, N.C., the company operates through more than 100 offices
globally and handles premium placements in excess of $14 billion dollars
annually. To learn more, visit

About Protective Insurance

Protective Insurance is a property-casualty insurer specializing in
transportation and workers' compensation through its underwriting
companies, Protective Insurance Company and Sagamore Insurance Company.
With an 85-year tradition of delivering the highest-quality, customized
insurance products, Protective offers coverages for trucking fleets,
workers' compensation, public transportation fleets and independent
contractors through its retail distribution channels and program
businesses. Protective Insurance Company is based in Carmel, Indiana and
has a financial rating of A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. For more
information, visit

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