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Fenton, Missouri – August 9, 2012 – Vanliner Insurance Company, a leading insurer in the moving and storage industry, announced that the Forum Captive Insurance Program will now be available to moving agents affiliated with North American Van Lines.

Originally launched in June of 2011, Forum was designed to provide a more cost-effective risk management solution for best-in-class moving and storage companies affiliated with Allied Van Lines.  The program is off to a great start, expanding from nine founding agents to its current 20 members.  Opening Forum to North American agents brings an excellent opportunity to add even more new quality members.

“We are proud of Forum’s success over the past year, and are very pleased to invite North American agents to join the program,” said Tony Mercurio, Chief Executive Officer of Vanliner.  “It is only through the collaborative efforts of both the Allied and North American agent leadership that we are able to offer this highly-specialized program to a broader audience of quality moving companies.  Vanliner and the Forum members welcome North American agents, and look forward to working together to build an even larger and more robust program.”

“We are excited to partner with Vanliner and the Forum members in bringing this value-added program to North American agents,” said Ron Milewski, North American Movers Association Executive Director.  “We are pleased to join forces with an industry leader, and look forward to a long-term relationship with the Vanliner team and the Forum members.”

“With today’s margins constantly being squeezed, it is so important to find positive ways to cut expenses,” said Peter J. Toscano, Forum’s Advisory Board Chairman and President and Owner of Reliable Van and Storage Company.  “Forum has done just that, and we are happy to unite with North American agents as part of this dynamic insurance solution.”

Vanliner will be participating in the Allied and North American Agent Convention being held on October 15-18, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ.  The Vanliner team along with Forum’s endorsed brokers will be available to showcase the program and discuss its many benefits.

For more information on the Forum program, contact Dan Keenan at 800-325-3619 x4695 or email


About Vanliner

Vanliner Insurance Company is a premier provider of insurance products for the moving and storage industry. Located in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, Vanliner is licensed in all 50 states and is a subsidiary of National Interstate Insurance Company. The National Interstate group of companies, including Vanliner, offer insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of niche markets and are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.