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April 5, 2021

Fleet Tow Truck Operations

Market Detail: National Interstate Insurance Co. ( has been offering insurance for established fleet tow operations since 2004 with a focus on heavy wrecker/rotator risks and an emphasis on safety & risk management. National Interstate offers a variety coverages designed to meet the needs of towing operators. Coverage options include: automobile and general liability with $1 million limit; garagekeepers legal liability; on-hook/cargo; auto physical damage; excess liability; additional coverages and endorsements.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: National Interstate Insurance Co.

States: All states

Contact: Michelle Ceschan at 800-929-1500 or e-mail:

Long Haul Trucking Program

Market Detail: Park Wood Managers, LLC ( long haul trucking program highlights include: commercial auto liability up to $1 million; online agent rater; new ventures; long haul trucking; owner operators; for-hire trucking; prompt handling of state and federal filings. Eligible risks include: new ventures up to five units; flatbed freight; dry van; refrigerated goods; intermodal; operations brand new in business or in business for up to 24 months. Driver requirements: all drivers must have Class A CDL for two (2) full years prior to the effective date of coverage; all drivers must have acceptable MVR’s

Available limits: Minimum $750,000, maximum $1 million

Carrier: Park Wood Risk Retention Group Inc

States: Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Ga., Ill., Ks., La., Nev., N.J., N.M., N.C., Ore., Texas, Utah, Va., and Wash.

Contact: Joe Bisaha at 888-546-3753 or e-mail:

Commercial Marine Risks

Market Detail: Charter Lakes Marine Insurance (CLMI) ( is a managing general agent focused on the marine insurance marketplace with an array of markets rated “A” or better by A.M. Best. Specialty programs are available for the following marine risks: airboats; small commercial fishing boats; fishing guides; sport charter boats; sightseeing and eco tours; dive & snorkel boats; sailing charters; water taxis; excursion & dinner cruise boats; paddle wheelers; sailing schools; jet ski & boat rental fleets; passenger boats; and small cargo vessels.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: All states except Hawaii and Mass.

Contact: Mark VanEpps at 800-879-2248 or e-mail:

Cyber Liability / Tech E&O and Media Coverage

Market Detail: PL Risk Advisors ( is a national brokerage firm offering cyber, tech and media coverage to all industries. Coverages include social engineering, dependent systems coverage, Bricking, business interruption and cyber ransom. National breach response teams and forensic experts included.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted and non-admitted available

States: All states

Contact: Mike Smith at 855-403-5982 or e-mail:

Nonprofit & Social Services

Market Detail: Charity First ( offers specialty insurance for everything from community action agencies, counseling centers, and group homes to the Boys & Girls Clubs, performing arts groups, vocational/adult schools, YMCAs/YWCAs, and much more. Nonprofit package including: property; general liability with $1 million occurrence/$3 million aggregate, sexual abuse with $1 million/$2 million and up to $5 million under the umbrella, social service professional up to $10 million under umbrella; crime coverage; inland marine; equipment breakdown. Other coverages include: automobile; umbrella up to $10 million; and workers’ compensation.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted

States: All states except Hawaii

Contact: Frank Tarantino at 415-536-4037 or e-mail:

Construction Managers

Market Detail: Hall & Company ( provides professional liability Insurance to architects, engineers, land surveyors, construction managers, and environmental consultants. Currently offering professional liability insurance to over 4,000 design firms nationwide. A full array of business insurance products including a customized ‘business owner’s package’ are available for engineers and architects. Hall & Company also provides professional liability insurance and E&O insurance to all types and sizes of design firms, including marine surveyors and design build/firms. Our clients are design firms that range in size from one person firms to firms listed on the ENR 500. Coverage is available with a wide variety of insurance companies but also offer a number of professional liability insurance and E&O Insurance programs that are exclusive to Hall & Company and are not available through any other broker.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted and non-admitted available

States: All states

Contact: Barbara Marty at 360-598-3700 or e-mail:

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