Reliance Partners Taps Claridy to Lead New Alabama Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space, has announced the opening of the company’s new Birmingham, Ala., location.

Eddie Claridy will lead the new Reliance operation locally in Birmingham. He is a Leeds, Ala., native and has been with Reliance Partners since early 2016. Claridy is familiar with the Birmingham market having previously served as vice president for 3PL industry giant Access America Transport. Claridy continued to manage the Birmingham branch for Coyote Logistics following the Coyote/AAT merger and later through Coyote’s acquisition by UPS in 2015.

According to Chad Eichelberger, president and COO of Reliance Partners, the company plans to aggressively invest in jobs in Birmingham.

Reliance Partners is a commercial insurance agency that was founded in 2009. The company serves as a brokerage and consultant for the transportation, logistics and warehousing industries.