July 30 - NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (NBIS), the only insurance and risk management programme endorsed by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) added three senior managers to its Heavy Haul Risk Management Support Team.

This team is being enlarged in conjunction with the recently expanded NBIS Underwriting Authority with the Tower Insurance Group, a leading insurance and risk-management services company based in New York City.

Harvey Medress, the new team leader, has over 25 years of service in the trucking industry, working for Schneider National in both human resources and operations roles. As part of the management team for the heavy haul division, he was involved in driver hiring, driver management, safety and customer service. In addition, he led the fleet consulting team for a large insurance brokerage firm, Marsh and McLennan.

Ron Kipp's 30 years in the trucking industry at Schneider National and Transport America includes 17 years in heavy haul. As vice president of Operations, he led and managed driver management, customer service, driver recruiting, over-dimensional permits and maintenance departments. He oversaw the work of up to 1,500 management, administrative and driver personnel. He also worked as a consultant, developing processes and measurement systems to improve the performance of trucking companies in the areas of fuel management, management hiring, on-time service performance and safety.

During his 35 years in the transportation industry, Dennis Loy has held various safety management roles in the dry freight and bulk segments at Schneider National. Additionally, he led the national fleet loss control efforts for Marsh and McLennan, managing a pool of five full-time fleet safety specialists, twelve internal safety generalists and six outside independent contractors.

"We are very proud to have attracted such high-calibre experts to NBIS," said NBIS executive vice president Kevin Cunningham. "This new team brings a significant upgrade to our risk management delivery for SC&RA members involved with specialised hauling."

Cunningham noted the three new team members will report to Billy Smith, Senior Vice President of Risk Management, and will work closely with Tim Conlon, Vice President of Claims & Risk Mitigation, and Robert Moore, Chief Legal Officer.