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Aug 2022

Reliance Partners Announces Investment from Carousel Capital

August 29, 2022, Chattanooga, TN — Reliance Partners, LLC (“Reliance” or the “Company”), a leading commercial insurance broker serving the transportation industry, announced today that Carousel Capital (“Carousel”) has partnered with Reliance management and Lamp Post Group to recapitalize the Company. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, Reliance is the fastest organically growing commercial insurance broker in the United States with nearly $500 […]

Mar 2022

Trucking 101: Trip planning makes all the difference

Trip planning involves utilizing your time properly to maximize productivity On paper, trucking is pretty simple: Carry a load from one point to another. But reality isn’t so easy. For all the obstacles to overcome and hurdles to jump over, the best way to get from point A to point B safely and on time is through proper trip planning. Reliance Partners Vice President of Safety […]

Dec 2021

All-Risk coverage a must-have for cross-border shipping

Canadian freight brokerage overcomes challenges of shipping in and out of Mexico Cross-border shipping is a tricky business, there’s no getting around it. But with a reliable and knowledgeable partner at your side — and proper insurance protecting your products — your cross-border anxieties will greatly diminish. Mark Vickers, Reliance Partners’ executive vice president of international logistics, recently connected with Ryan Jones, president at NUAGE Logistics […]

Oct 2021

It benefits to have a partner in safety

Understanding carriers’ business ‘and where they’re wanting to go gives us a huge advantage’ Reliance Partners’ professional safety team proactively helps motor carriers resolve compliance-related issues and, in turn, exceed risk-management expectations. The rapidly growing commercial insurance agency goes above and beyond what’s expected of trucking insurance brokers, providing safety consulting on retainer, consisting of risk assessments, driver meetings, mock DOT audits and CSA score reviews and […]

Jun 2021

DRIVE-Safe Act proponents call for greater trust in trained younger drivers

Legislation proposes two-step apprenticeship and hundreds of hours of training on trucks equipped with latest safety technology Talks of labor shortages and truck driver safety are common themes at industry conferences, in newsletters, editorials and even watercooler conversations — with good reason. But it’s almost as if labor and driver safety were inversely related: On one hand, relaxing regulations to make trucking easier to enter […]

Apr 2021

Insurance basics: Hauling intermodal

Connect with an insurance agent who understands UIIA endorsements Planning to haul intermodal containers and chassis? Remember to secure basic coverages before heading to ports or railheads. Reliance Partners Vice President of Sales Arvin Castellanos and Senior Account Manager Kelly Teg detail the insurance basics involved in intermodal hauling. Intermodal refers to the transporting of freight via an intermodal container using more than one mode of transportation: ship, […]

Feb 2021

Don’t skate past safety precautions on icy roads

Icy roads can overpower even the most experienced drivers It can happen in an instant — you’ve hit a patch of ice and lose control of your vehicle. As you instinctively press the brakes to no avail, the sudden loss of traction leaves you feeling helpless. Hopefully no one’s in your path as you careen down the highway. Frigid weather can precipitate precarious situations like […]

Jan 2021

Are your driver trainers road-ready as well?

Effective training requires a range of skills The trucker life isn’t for everyone and the same is true for trainers. Arguably, a driver’s performance on the road is a reflection of the quality of training he or she receives, which is why it’s important for carriers to make equally sure that the ones holding the clipboard are road-ready as well Reliance Partners’ Director of Safety […]

Mar 2020

The 6 Steps to Staying Ahead of Rising Commercial Truck Insurance Rates

Trucking insurance is one of the largest expenses for business owners. Here’s how you can stay ahead of rising costs.

Oct 2019

Reliance Partners Named on 2020 FreightTech 100 List.

FreightWaves, the industry-leading provider of 24/7 news, data and analytics for the global freight and logistics markets, announced Reliance Partners as one of the winners of the 2020 FreightTech 100 Awards.

Sep 2019

The 3 Most Common Questions About New Venture Trucking Insurance

Going out on your own in the business world can be risky. New-venture trucking companies are no exception to the unpredictability of business ownership.   Thinking about starting your own trucking authority? Before you choose a company name or register with the DOT, here are answers to some of the most common questions about new venture trucking insurance!   1) Do I Really Need a […]

Jun 2019

Do I Need Trailer Interchange or Non-Owned Trailer Coverage?

by Yahaira Cope, Account Manager When beginning your trucking company, it’s crucial to explore all your options relating to the kinds of coverage you’ll need to operate effectively. One essential question that gets asked by many truckers has to do with opting for the right trailer coverage: Do I really need trailer interchange or non-owned trailer coverage? Here’s Why You Need the Insurance In the […]

Mar 2019

Reliance Partners, Proud Sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 28, 2019 Reliance Partners is proud to a be an esteemed sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge, along with FreightWaves, Co.Lab and US Xpress. It is set to be a driving force of youth and innovation in the logistics industry, attracting young and diverse talent from the nation’s top schools to innovate on some of the most challenging industry issues. The FreightTech […]

Mar 2019

Reliance Partners Named Top Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 26, 2019- Reliance Partners was Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, by FORTUNE. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, analyzed anonymous survey responses representing over 726,000 employees working in the Financial Services & Insurance industry in the United States. All employees were surveyed, and comprehensive characteristics were considered: experiences of accountability, trust, the […]

Jan 2019

Insurance Solutions for all Fleet Types

Running a logistics/trucking company is no easy task. Often times, it presents many unforeseen road blocks and challenges along the way. As an insurance agent that specializes in trucking, I have gotten numerous phone calls from company owners explaining to me why they are uninsurable and how they will have to stop running their trucks because they could not find insurance. Frequently, these calls of […]

Dec 2018

6 Things You Should Know About Personal Conveyance

Check out this article featuring our very own VP of Risk Services, John Seidl. Please click here to read the full article! —— Your driver had to wait long past his appointment to unload, and now he’s out of hours. The receiver says the driver has to leave the property, but doing so will break federal hours of service rules. The now-required electronic logging device means he can’t […]

Dec 2018

The Future of Freight

Want to learn more about the Future of Freight? Sahej Singh, Strategy Analyst at Reliance Partners, recently contributed “Freight Revolution”,  by FreightWaves and Uber Freight.   Please click  here (pg.64) to read the full article!

Nov 2018

All About Trucking Liability Insurance

If you have a vehicle for personal or business, you are required to have insurance. This is typically paid when you register your vehicle to be on the road and is required by law. But beyond that, you do not need to get extra insurance and if you are in an accident, it can be quite costly. For this reason, many people choose to buy […]

Nov 2018

Reliance Partners Names Chief Sales Officer and Location in Austin, TX

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMES CHIEF SALES OFFICER AND ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN AUSTIN, TX   Chattanooga, Tenn. – November 19, 2018 – Reliance Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Richards as Chief Sales Officer and growth into the Austin market.  Richards is a veteran insurance professional with more than 17 years in the commercial transportation insurance space. Brandon’s addition also marks the opening of a […]

Nov 2018

The CAB Tells All

That time of year can be very stressful for some people. Yes, that time of year I am speaking of is the renewal of your insurance policy. A helpful way to smooth the transition from policy to policy each year is taking care to understand what information is made available by FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). One service in particular plays a critical role […]

Nov 2018

What Makes Reliance Partners a Great Place to Work?

October 25, 2018 Reliance Partners was named a top workplace in America by Fortune Magazine. While companies look to recruit and hire candidates that fit company culture, it is equally as important for job seekers to find the right fit. What should one expect in a typical day working for Reliance Partners? Collaborative Environment When society pictures a work environment, cubicles, silence and little employee […]

Oct 2018


Chattanooga, Tenn., October 25,2018 – Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® This ranking considered more than 158,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, partnered with FORTUNE to evaluate more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. […]

Oct 2018


  Reliance Partners was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® Reliance Partners earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at “We’re very proud to be recognized as a top employer and look forward to providing a great environment for employees […]

Oct 2018

Transportation Meets Customer Service

Reliance Partners was founded in 2009 by a group of individuals with a common vision: to bridge the gap between insurance and customer service. Reliance Partners has become a leading insurance brokerage and consulting firm for the transportation, logistics, hospitality and manufacturing industries. This is great news as we are one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in the United States, but what makes Reliance Partners […]

Oct 2018

Reliance Partners Named as Freight.Tech 100 Company by Freight Waves

Reliance Partners has been named to the Freight.Tech 100 list by Freight Waves.  Freight.Tech 100 was created to recognize the most innovative and disciplined companies in freight. Companies on the list span all lines of transportation and prioritize innovation.  Out of more than five hundred applicants, Reliance earned a spot on this prestigious list among others like Amazon and JB Hunt. “We are honored to rank on the Freight.Tech […]

Oct 2018

Reliance Partners’ John Seidl to Speak at 49th Annual IAICDV

Back by popular demand to the 49th Annual IAICDV Annual Convention, John Seidl will leverage his experience to help members of the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors learn more about the latest safety strategy, safety culture, risk assessment, and compliance. Learn more about the event here.    

May 2018

Inc. Magazine Recognizes Reliance as a Top Workplace

  RELIANCE PARTNERS RECOGNIZED AS  A TOP WORKPLACE BY INC. MAGAZINE Chattanooga, Tenn., May 24, 2018 – Reliance Partners has been named on Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2018, the magazine’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants,  Reliance was one of two companies in Tennessee named to the list and one of five companies in the insurance industry. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New Office Opening in Central Florida

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce an office expansion in Vero Beach, FL. The expansion marks the fifth office location for Reliance with additional expansion plans underway. Reliance Partners is a commercial insurance specialist with a large presence in the transportation marketplace where the company offers insurance services in 48 states. Reliance has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. of Risk Services – John Seidl

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance and will be strong resource for Reliance Partners’ current and future clients. As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA Investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Seidl is well versed in […]

Mar 2018

Reliance Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces by FORTUNE

  Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® Chattanooga, TN – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Reliance Partners as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place […]

Mar 2018

What Would Happen If The Trucking Industry Stopped?

The trucking industry has been around since the mid-20th century and has become an integral part of the American identity. The American economy relies on the trucking industry to transport goods, food, construction materials, and much more. These goods are generally picked up at manufacturing plants and transported overland to retail distributors. From there, they make their way into malls, shops, restaurants, and construction sites; […]

Feb 2018

Commercial Truck Insurance – How To Keep Costs Low

Commercial Truck Insurance The insurance of company vehicles, including trucks is a key component of an organization’s operating budget. According to a study published by GE Capital in 2009, companies with a fleet of vehicles could save significantly on commercial truck insurance by looking in detail at the contracts in order to optimize the costs. First of all, it is important to note that only […]

Feb 2018

Reliance Named Chattanooga Business of the Year

Reliance Partners was named Chattanooga’s Business of the Year by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled to have won the large category for Business of the Year and would like to thank our employees, clients, markets and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the honor. We look forward to another year of serving our customers, expanding our presence around the country and shaking up […]

Nov 2017

Reliance Partners Open Chicago Office

  Reliance has expanded its Midwest by opening a new office in the Chicago area. Reliance Partners has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Inc Magazine as a member of its 500 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in 2017, Inc. Magazine’s 2017 ‘50 Best Workplaces,’ and in Fortune as one of “America’s Best Workplaces.” Edgar Mercado will lead the […]

Oct 2017

Truck Insurance Premiums Rise – What can you do to control cost?

Truck insurance rates have continued to climb throughout the US and show no signs of slowing down. Increased premium costs are a result of high losses that have continued to surge over the past few years. These rate increases have driven auto liability (AL) premiums well above historic ranges. A number of insurance companies have opted to stop writing AL coverage in the truck space […]

Sep 2017

Reliance Partners Named Best Place to Work in Insurance

 Reliance Partners has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We recognize that the well-being of our team is the key to our agency’s long-term success,” says Andrew Ladebauche, CEO. “We are honored to be recognized for our strong […]

Aug 2017

Reliance Partners Named to Inc. 500 List

Reliance Partners has been named to the annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners secured the number 461 spot on prestigious list, ranking as the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agency in the country and the 10th fastest-growing company in the state of Tennessee. Companies included on the list collectively generated 619,631 jobs over the past three […]

Aug 2017

Insurance for Trucking Companies that Haul Explosives

If you’re in an industry that sells explosives, weapons, hazardous materials or chemicals, you’re going to have specialized insurance. This is particularly true for construction companies or oil companies who regularly may need to transport explosive materials such as oil or dynamite from time to time. In addition, even basic businesses may need explosive shipments, especially around the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. […]

Jul 2017

Part III: 2017 Transportation Outlook

The third installment of this year’s look into the commercial trucking industry as seen through the eyes of your favorite insurance brokers comes at the heels of another blisteringly paced Q2 for Reliance Partners. We’ve successfully moved and settled into our new HQ in Chattanooga, TN and are anxious for offices in Chicago, IL and Buffalo, NY to open by the end of the year. […]

Jun 2017

Reliance Partners Ranked Among Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2017

Reliance Partners is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement featured in June 2017 issue of Inc. Magazine. Reliance Partners, a commercial insurance agency, has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands and online today in the June 2017 issue, the list is the result of a comprehensive […]

Apr 2017

The Potential Impacts of Electronic Logging Devices on Transportation Insurance

Reliance Partners’ CEO, Andrew Ladebauche, speaks to Freight Waves about the potential impacts of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device ELD rule change on transportation insurance marketplace. Learn more about how these devices will affect insurance rates for the transportation industry. To read the full article, follow this link.

Apr 2017

How To Transport A Boat On A Tractor Trailer

How to transport a boat on a tractor trailer can be a very challenging experience, especially if you are the owner of the boat and you’re doing this for the very first time. Not that the task requires very specialized skills. On the contrary, how to transport a boat on a tractor trailer–can be as mundane and as ordinary to a truck trailer driver. So […]

Mar 2017

A Change in Underwriting Guidelines for Trucking

Trucking Insurance companies that write auto liability coverage for long haul trucking and transportation carriers are tightening up their underwriting guidelines and increasing their rates in the California and several other states. There are several insurance companies that have pulled out of the long haul trucking market in recent years. There are others who have remain players in the transportation market but have tightened up […]

Mar 2017

Physical Damage and Collision Coverage

This insurance is coverage for your truck and trailer. This coverage is for repair or replacement for damage resulting from a truck accident in a as collision or from other types of damage such fire, theft, hail, windstorm, earthquake, flood, mischief, or vandalism to your vehicles. As a driver of a semi automatic truck your insurance needs are different from regular car users. The cost […]

Nov 2016

How To Choose A Heavy Equipment Transporter

Transporting heavy equipment is not a job that is as easy as may seem and this explains why anyone would want to be very careful when looking for a heavy equipment transporter. There are many freight companies out there, but it is important to know that not all of them are the same. If it is your first time looking for a heavy equipment transporter, […]

Nov 2016

Tips On Getting Oversize Permits For Shipping Goods

If a person is shipping an oversize load inside a single state, then he or she will need an oversize permit from the state in question. If the item is being transported through numerous states, then a permit from each state in question is necessary. As the definitions of an oversize load vary from state to state, one will want to check local laws and […]

Nov 2016

Reliance Partners Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry Business Insurance announced that Reliance Partners, LLC has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We know that our company’s success depends upon much more than the products and services we […]

Sep 2016

A Brief Introduction to High Risk Transportation Insurance

Before I entered the commercial trucking insurance industry, I was as naïve to the trucking world as just about anyone. I quickly immersed myself in learning the trucking industry as much, if not more, than insurance itself – ensuring that I understand the exact needs of each prospective trucking company. Whether it’s the CEO of a massive fleet operation, a driver with their own authority […]