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

Jul 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 23, 2018) – 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 industry.”

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, visit

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