Proven experts, delivering differentiated insurance programs for the transportation industry.
75 years of experience
AM Best “A” Rated
Competitive pricing based on real risk
Insurance Program Design and Management
Integrated compliance solutions
Loss Control Services Available
Financing Options Available
We are the MGA for you
TIPNational,LLC(“TIPN”)is a Managing General Agency located in Oklahoma City,Oklahoma. Formed in 2014 by industry veterans who recognized a market need in their area of expertise, TIPN underwrites multiple profitable books of business that focuses on insurance for the transportation industry. TIPN, as a traditional MGA, wants to expand its market by taking advantage of its proprietary technology platform, underwriting/rating experience and expertise.
On January 1st, 2019 TIPN and Transportation Insurance Services, LLC (“TIS”) merged to create a combined entity that will operate under the TIP National, LLC (“TIPN”) banner with Gross Premiums in excess of 17 Million Dollars.
TIPN is a privately-owned Limited Liability Corporation, which is jointly owned by partners that collectively represent over one hundred years of insurance, reinsurance, MGA, brokerage and Transportation experience. The management team’s extensive experience in the Transportation Industry both the retail and MGA side of the business gives TIPN a unique opportunity to differentiate itself from the other transportation markets by offering a program that is uniquely tailored to the needs of individuals and transportation companies. The historical relationships management has with the key retailers provides the distribution network necessary to write enough premium for critical mass without having to sacrifice the underwriting discipline. TIPN’s experience in underwriting profitable program business combined with its understanding of the key drivers in this niche line of business along with the stringent compliance requirement of the program has allowed it to build a successful and profitable program.
Brenda Watson, President/Managing Partner
The pioneer and principal with responsibility for managing the daily operations of TIPN has over 30 years of specialized experience in serving the motor carrier industry. Brenda began her career at Alexander Howden Insurance Services where she ultimately achieved a role of Senior Vice President in her fourteen-year tenure. Brenda is one of the most recognized names in the Transportation Insurance Industry where her reputation and experience is invaluable.
Mark Tuchmann, CEO/Partner
Co-Founded ClearConnect Solutions and the ClearCoverage Program. Past Founder and CEO one of the largest and leading providers of time-critical, same day transportation and logistics services in the United States. Mark’s expertise and background in all facets of transportation, insurance and risk mitigation has been instrumental in building the team.
Jackie Devries, COO/Partner
After receiving her MBA/MIM in 1993, Jackie began her career working in the reinsurance industry with Willis Faber NA. Her experience continued with a privately held MGA, USA Insurance Group from 1995 to 2003 before it was sold to a publicly held company. Through her expertise and background in underwriting, systems, data warehousing and compliance, she has been able to implement a system that will allow TIPN to grow without adding a large amount of staff as the system automates routine transactions such as policy issuance, data warehousing, etc.
Scott Grandys, CCO/Partner
Co-Founded ClearConnect Solutions and the ClearCoverage Program. With more than two decades of experience in the Transportation Industry, focuses specifically on Technology and Compliance by incorporating the technical side of practical applications to create the best practices. Scott has worked hand-in hand with all necessary components including legality, compliance, technology and insurance.
Becky Goodnight, SVP of Underwriting
Becky began her career at Security General Life Insurance as an accountant. She joined Brenda in 1987 and completed the commercial underwriter training program and held various posts within the organization. Becky’s expertise and background in transportation lines provide a depth of knowledge regarding coverage issues and rates.