Five Star Specialty Programs, a division of Crump Insurance Services and part of Crump Group, has secured a general agency appointment with Canal Insurance for several specific transportation segments.

Under the agreement, Five Star will represent Canal to write designated classes of public auto risks, waste operations, as well as trucking.

Coverage will include auto liability, physical damage, general liability and other statutory requirements such as uninsured/underinsured motorist.

Canal Insurance president and CEO David Firstenberg said this appointment represents an opportunity for Canal to acquire a significant portfolio of seasoned renewal business, while extending its core competency into segments whose results tend to be uncorrelated with trucking.

Five Star Specialty Programs develops and provides specialty underwriting for commercial insurance programs including transportation related risks, workers compensation solutions and professional liability.