Marquis Agency, a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced that it is expanding its transportation insurance practice and has organized a separate business unit to manage this growing segment.

Based in its Woodbridge, New Jersey headquarters, this practice group will offer insurance and risk management services to its transportation industry clients. The Marquis transportation practice will have access to transportation underwriters.

Marquis has also announced that Shawn Young has joined the company to lead the new transportation practice unit.

Lenny Waldhauser, president of Marquis, said: Under Shawn’s leadership, we plan to build on our transportation expertise and technical capabilities to help our clients succeed in a challenging operating environment. Shawn is a highly regarded industry veteran with a proven track record of success.