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We are your trusted independent insurance agency.

We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor for the trucking industry.

Who We Are

Truck Writers started in 1983 and has since become one of the largest truck insurance agencies in the nation.

From the very beginning, our goal was – and still is today – to partner with our transportation insurance customers and to learn as much about their business as we know about our own.

How We Came To Be

September 1, 1983

The beginning of a long term success story… Donald and Bonnie Sullivan opened an insurance agency by the name of Administrative Safety Services, Inc. in Roseville, Minnesota with their first employee being their daughter, Lisa (Sullivan) Burnside. The vision then was to be a comprehensive company supplying insurance and related services to the public.

1984

Donald and Bonnie changed the focus of the agency from general insurance to insuring the transportation industry. They made this commitment due to the complexity of the transportation industry and its special insuring needs. Over the next few years, the agency released accounts that did not fall under the category, yet grew significantly in the number and size of accounts written. To assist in this endeavor, their son, Shawn Sullivan, joined them as a valuable salesperson.

1987

Michael O’Neil, the Sullivan’s nephew, joined Shawn as a salesperson and their daughter, Kimberly (Sullivan) Schwartz joined the agency to provide profitable financial results.

October 26, 1989

The agency name was changed to Minnesota Truck Writers, Inc. This provided a better understanding of the agency’s unique focus on providing transportation insurance.

1996

The Sullivan family purchased Ringnell Insurance in Welcome, Minnesota to better serve the transportation industry. This agency is now called Administrative Risk Consultants, Inc. DBA: Truck Writers. The two agencies share a focus on the transportation industry by providing quality services.

2000

Minnesota Truck Writers, Inc began doing business as Truck Writers as the agency started providing trucking insurance solutions across the nation.

Today

Shawn Sullivan and Michael O’Neil continue to run Truck Writers. They have also brought the third generation into the business.
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Choice

As an independent insurance agency we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.

Expertise

Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.

Service

Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. We treat our customers like family.

At Truck Writers, our mission is very simple. We strive to provide a true, concierge client experience which is unique in the insurance industry. We give clients the power of choice from top-rated national and regional insurance carriers.

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