Working Together

NIS and CNS partner with companies throughout the transportation industry to provide safety, compliance, and risk management.

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Compliance Navigation Specialists

The sister company of NIS, Compliance Navigation Specialists (CNS), is headquartered in Central Pennsylvania next to NIS and works with clients of all sizes and classes all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. CNS has a strong reputation with the FMCSA and other related government agencies.

CNS specializes in total DOT Safety, Compliance, Licensing and Risk Management and offers our Proactive Safety Management programs to fit a broad range of industry needs. Their “hands-on” approach is what separates them from competitors.

CNS has a one-stop-shop strategy and has expanded operations into other areas including a CDL Driver Training Center and Occupational Health division.

HAZMAT expertise is much needed as fuel haulers require guidance on best practices, how to implement policies and procedures, and even what applies to them given broad regulatory compliance requirements. CNS meets this need with deep HAZMAT expertise including Certified HAZMAT Training Instructors on staff.

CNS also has a CDL Driver Training Center which offers a range of CDL training including specialized School Bus training. CNS Driver Training Center instructors have over 50 years of School Bus Fleet experience ensuring CNS is able provide the industry qualified drivers.

When working with clients CNS provides a thorough risk assessment and then provides and implements solutions to close potential gaps in safety and non-compliance. Thus, providing long-term solutions which improve the carriers long term outlook.

Northern Insurance Specialists

Northern Insurance Specialists was founded in 2013 and has been growing exponentially since.

NIS was founded with the intention of offering local truckers insurance services in combination with services from CNS. Today, NIS continues to grow into John Irwin’s vision of a multi-state commercial transportation agency which stands on it’s own but also compliments the mission of the agency’s sister company Compliance Navigation Specialists (CNS).

From humble beginnings, NIS currently has a footprint in over 25 states and continues to be strategically focused on the commercial transportation industry. For 2020, NIS is on track for $8.5 million in gross premium revenue and will see its fifth year of 30% plus annual growth. NIS is currently exceeding its five-year plan to reach $20 million in premium revenue by 2024.

NIS has a professional staff which continues to grow in lock step with it’s premium sales. In addition to the Agency Director, NIS has six producers, two account managers and two customer service representatives. NIS shares a full-time marketing team with CNS and has benefited from strong targeted lead sourcing and branding even during these uncertain times.

NIS has a larger sister company, Compliance Navigation Specialists, which has a steady flow of fuel, HAZMAT, and passenger risks which would be an ideal fit for NIS and a clear opportunity for continued expansion of the NIS brand. To this point, NIS has been unable to help countless fuel, HAZMAT, and passenger carriers because of a lack of markets. NIS has also recently added workers compensation and business owner policies to compliment the transportation risk class.

Our CNS partnership helps promote our core values

Customer Service

We pride ourselves on being rated #1 for customer service.

Relationships

We value positive, lasting relationships with our team and our clients.

Call us

Communications is key and our agents are always just a phone call away.

Clients

As a client focused agency, we are available, proactive, urgent and accurate.

Commercial Trucking Insurance

Northern Insurance Specialists is solely focused on commercial trucking insurance and the growth and development of trucking companies, just like yours.

Insurance Coverages

It is important to keep in mind your legal requirements. Commercial trucking insurance is mandatory in all 50 states, and not having proper trucking insurance could result in very expensive fines or even worse, your license.

Let us make sure that you have enough liability coverage for your vehicle.

Management

John Irwin

CEO

Ron Haws

Agency Director

Agency Values

Our mission

To make the roads a safer place for all to travel by improving the safety, protection and compliance of the industries we serve.

Our Vision

Staying at the forefront of safety, compliance and risk in an ever-changing transportation industry.

Our Values

We value positive, lasting relationships with our team and clients by delivering honest service. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals seeks to understand the communities we serve.

All of our partners

Assisting the transportation industry from all angles
Compliance Navigation Specialists
CNS Driver Training Center