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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Acquires National Truck Services Group, Expanding its Nationwide Presence with Arizona Footprint

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, acquires National Truck Services Group (NTSG). The firm has purchased the assets of Phoenix-based NTSG effective April 1, 2017. The NTSG leadership personnel, Sales Manager AJ Planeta and Commercial Lines Manager Kathy Herter, will oversee Heffernan's newest office, located in Phoenix.

With over 30 years' of expertise, NTSG has a strong team of employees specializing in insuring trucking firms in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada, which will be a pronounced enhancement to Heffernan's transportation niche practice. This union brings NTSG the broad range of tools and markets in HIBs portfolio to enable them to grow their existing client base and help them succeed.

"We're confident that the team's breadth of experience in the trucking industry, coupled with the access to an array of solutions to fulfill their buyers' needs, will enable them to drive our growth in Arizona and beyond," said Mike Heffernan, President and CEO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers. "We're delighted to have them on board and look forward to an exciting future together."

"We are excited to be joining such a successful organization and quality group of people," said AJ Planeta, Sales Manager of the Phoenix branch. "We know the combination of our experience serving the trucking industry over three plus decades, combined with the market reach, and added risk solutions of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, will be a great benefit to all of our current and future clients."

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Irvine, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and Phoenix, AZ.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 13 percent of profits to charity in 2015.

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