About us

Our history

Since 1968, Brands Insurance has been a trusted business partner of trucking companies big and small throughout the midwest. We are family-owned; completely independent from mega agencies, MGAs, and insurance companies. That means that we only answer to one person: our customer. Everything we do is driven to better serve our customers, protect their business and save them time, money and headaches.


Exceptional companies are made of exceptional people, and Brands Insurance has some of the best truck insurance specialists in the country. Every employee of Brands Insurance works directly with our policy holders, fleet owners, and drivers, and we know trucking inside and out. When you insure your truck or fleet with us, you have centuries of experience on your side, and every time you call or email someone at Brands Insurance, you're working with an expert.


Brands Insurance believes that a well-informed person is the best problem solver. So much time gets wasted trying to satisfy a computer system's requirements or navigating a frustrating automated phone system that tells you to go to a website anyways.

We've invested heavily in technology and computer systems to allow our people work quickly and efficiently, leaving more time for them to work directly with our customers. We offer online payment options, instant proof of insurance issuance, electronic signatures, and other services as a quick, convenient way to handle common tasks.


Each trucking company is different and there is no such thing as a one size fits all package of policies. Brands Insurance partners with over 20 AM Best "A"-Rated companies that offer best in class coverage, service, and pricing. We shop out every renewal every year to ensure that each customer is getting the coverages they need, top notch customer service, and fast claims handling, all for a fair price.