History

We have served the transportation industry for over 75 years.

Check out a brief history of Truckers Insurance Associates below.

 

1943

Truckers Insurance Associates was established by the Iowa Motor Truck Association (ITMA)  to provide insurance products to its members.


1944

Truckers Insurance Associates was sold as a privately held company and located on the 6th floor of the Central National Bank building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.


1945

A contract with Hartford was established.


1951

Kenneth (Ken) Albaugh started at Truckers Insurance Associates as a salesman. He would later become an owner of the company.


1958

We began our partnership with Northland Insurance that has been a core relationship for Truckers Insurance Associates.

 

Northland


1965

Ken Albaugh and Harold McIntyre acquired ownership of the company and then relocated to a new office on 5th Avenue (across from Veterans Memorial Auditorium) in downtown Des Moines.


1970

We moved our office to Douglas Avenue in northwest Des Moines, leaving downtown for the first time.


1974

Doug Wilson joined as Customer Service Representative. He would later become an Owner and President of the company.


1984

Gary Albaugh joined the company as a Vice President. He would later become an Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the company.


1987

Doug Wilson (President) and Gary Albaugh (Chief Executive Officer) acquired the agency upon Ken Albaugh’s retirement.


2001

Truckers Insurance Associates began a partnership with Dakota Truck Underwriters, part of Risk Administrative Services (RAS).

 

Dakota Trucks Insurance


2004

Truckers Insurance Associates moved to West Des Moines to our current office located on Office Plaza Drive in the Country Club Office Park.


2010

We began our partnership with Nationwide E&S Specialty Insurance.

Nationwide


2016

Truckers Insurance Associates started our partnership with Canal Insurance.

CanalInsurance


2018

We formed a partnership with IAT Insurance Group and celebrated 75 years in business!

IATInsuranceGroup


2019

Berkley Prime Transportation became our partner.

Berkley


2020

In 2020, we announced our new brand including our current logo and tagline, “Leading the Way”. We also launched our new website.

 

TIA Logo Final TIA Tagline


Today

Today we have a dedicated staff of over 40 employees with over 450 years of combined service to the trucking insurance industry, providing the best in underwriting, sales processing, and accounting services to the customers we serve.