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Alliant Insurance Services

November 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Alliant Insurance Services Acquires Agency That Specializes in Trucking Industry

Dallas Area-Based J. D. Tanner & Associates Will Operate Under ALLIANT Identity

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliantinsurance.com), the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has acquired J.D. Tanner & Associates, a Dallas area-based insurance agency that specializes in the trucking industry. The firm, which will operate under the Alliant identity, is headed by company founder and President Jon D. Tanner.

J.D. Tanner & Associates was incorporated as an independent agency in 2002. Today, the firm provides insurance coverage for trucking enterprises nationwide ranging from single truck owner-operators to national carriers with hundreds of trucks, including over-the-road, hazardous materials, and energy transportation firms.

The firm represents some of the largest insurance carriers in the country, including CNA, The Hartford, National American Insurance Co., Travelers, and Zurich. Besides trucking transportation insurance, the firm provides business and personal insurance and trucking safety and compliance training.

"The specialization of J.D. Tanner & Associates in the trucking industry -- combined with the outstanding growth it has experienced over the past eight years -- makes it a great strategic acquisition for our company," stated Alliant Chairman and CEO Tom Corbett. "Alliant has differentiated itself in the marketplace through a strategy of providing insurance products and services to meet the unique needs of clients in specialized industries. With its strong presence and specialization in trucking and transportation, J.D. Tanner certainly meets our acquisition criteria."

In order to better serve his clients -- and differentiate his agency -- Tanner earned his law degree in 2003 and advises clients on Department of Transportation regulations insurance law and contract law. Additional legal advice on coverage issues is provided through access to two of the country's top transportation litigators.

Tanner said his company's acquisition by Alliant will provide his staff with greatly expanded resources and services that will enable his team to better serve its existing clients and expand its business throughout the U.S.

"Our clients will benefit from Alliant's broad range of value-added services, along with its vast insurance experience and expertise," Tanner pointed out. "In addition, Alliant's size, nationwide client base, and extensive market relationships provide us with tremendous leverage in seeking the best coverage for our clients."

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 specialized clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at: www.alliantinsurance.com.

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