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Richfield, Ohio – August 6, 2012 – National Interstate Insurance Company, a leader in transportation insurance since 1989, announced that it is expanding its tow truck insurance product into the Midwest, North Central and Pacific Northwestern states.  The product is offered exclusively through a network of appointed agents/brokers and general agencies.

Originally launched in 2004, National Interstate’s tow truck product offers a full range of coverages, including on-hook and garagekeepers, and the company intends to continue expanding this portfolio with additional offerings throughout the year.  The product features competitive rates and commissions, as well as highly-specialized customer service.

“Our tow product has been distributed in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South Central regions, and we look forward to increasing our appetite for this business in additional states,” said George Skuggen, Assistant Vice President of Truck Products.  “We have a strong history of providing insurance solutions, including traditional insurance and innovative alternative risk transfer options, to this specialty niche.  In addition, our team truly understands the needs of tow operators, and we have the expertise to provide the highest level of service.  For example, we have adjusters with specific experience in handling tow truck claims.”

“National Interstate has grown its tow truck business by working with high-quality long-term partners,” said Terry Phillips, Senior Vice President.  “In order to reach new geographic markets, we are exploring marketing relationships to accommodate our growing customer base in the Midwest, North Central and Pacific Northwestern states.”

For more information about National Interstate’s tow truck program, contact George Skuggen, at, or 800-929-1500 ext. 1142.

About National Interstate

National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry.  We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers.  Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners and small commercial vehicle accounts, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska.  National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Fenton, Missouri.