What people are saying about TrueNorth

"TrueNorth has helped us figure out how to confront incidents and learn from them in a meaningful way."

Dennis Thompson, Owner
Thompson Truck & Trailer

"TrueNorth took the time to completely understand and assess my insurance needs and designed a program that was tailored to meet them. I could not be more pleased with both their expertise and service."

Mitch McElree
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

"Like TrueNorth, Dave Schmitt Construction has evolved over the years to meet our clients' needs. When our team decided to purchase an asphalt preservation company and expand operations, we looked to TrueNorth for guidance and support. Their holistic approach to the acquisition exposed areas of a risk and with their help, we were able to plan accordingly. We are grateful for their guidance, insight and support to make this business venture what it was - a significant milestone in Dave Schmitt Construction's continued success."

John Berns, CEO
Dave Schmitt Construction

"When ASF Intermodal merged with ContainerPort Group to become one of the top ten largest intermodal carriers in the country, having a steward and partner like TrueNorth was critical. It ensured a seamless organizational transition and allowed us to charter a path to maximize our evolving business. TrueNorth's methodical planning and subject matter expertise allowed us to focus on critical needs and ensure our risk, safety and compliance teams could keep pace. They've helped us architect an enterprise risk management infrastructure that will take us into the next decade."

Michael Smith, President
ContainerPort Group

"At Folience, we truly value our partnership with the TrueNorth team and what they bring to our business. They are talented, smart, strategic and always responsive to our needs."

Cathy Terukina, Executive Vice President

"QCR Holdings and TrueNorth partnered in 2018 when TrueNorth became our benefit consultants. TrueNorth delivered on their promises and were able to provide immediate savings by recommending a different network with no disruption to our employees (our ID cards didn’t even change!). They also did an analysis and recommended taking on a higher limit based on our growth, which has served us well. TrueNorth has also helped with our medical plan design, making changes to encourage wise consumerism and introduce web-based decision tools to help educate and empower our employees on their benefit elections. TrueNorth introduced QCR Holdings to a prescription benefit management firm. This PBM is completely transparent and has helped us contain our rising pharmacy benefit spend! The implementation was very smooth and led to a successful prescription benefit roll-out with no member disruption. While collaborating with TrueNorth and our new PBM, QCR Holdings has effectively managed its prescription spend over the past year. This was made possible by TrueNorth and the PBM recommending and executing on innovative and proactive cost-saving strategies to lower cost medications and pharmacies in a pass-through, transparent pricing model! In addition to significantly containing costs, we know our employees are more educated, engaged and have direct access to real people who care for our employees as much as we do!"

Anne E. Howard, SHRM-SCP
QCR Holdings, Inc.

"We have trusted TrueNorth to be our sole broker relating to those services for which they provide for over two years now. As a motor carrier heavily invested in growth mode, we were well aware of the potential exposures and complexities that can come with that. We truly see TrueNorth as an extension of our business and value the relationship beyond the placement of insurance."

Brent Hagenbuch
Titus Transport

"TrueNorth is great to work with! As a leasing company, we deal with insurance agents from all over the country. It's not often we find an agency that consistently exceeds our expectations, but True North does just that. Their team of knowledgeable licensed agents provides high quality customer service, and they're always willing to go above and beyond to assist our staff and lessees alike. Customer service is not an afterthought at True North, it's a priority!"

Kari Warden
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, LLC

"Schneider has valued the support we receive from TrueNorthsince becoming a client in 2001. Whether it's day-to-day service, a unique request, or a special project, we appreciate the positive energy and commitment to excellence TrueNorth colleagues exude.""

Alison Heim
Schneider National

"We have partnered with TrueNorth TrueChoices for just over one year and it's been a great experience. They are process driven, customer oriented and strive to deliver on their commitments at all times. Their health insurance plans for our Independent Contractors have been received well as they closely match the health insurance they had in the past. We've had few concerns over the past year, and when we had them, TrueChoices was quick to help us get them resolved. Their billing process has worked well for us and we've had few, if any issues with it. We recommend selecting them as your health plan administrator."

Larry Sherrell, HR Director
Gibson Energy

"Your service was over the top! Your presentation to our employees was clear and dead on."

Glenn Wiltgen - CFO
IGD Industries

"Choosing TrueNorth as our benefits partner has been a huge success for our company and is in our best interest to partner with a truly innovative organization."

Larry Culver, Employee Benefit Administrator
Stutsman, Inc

"In my position with CRST Malone Inc., the most important part of my job is to keep our contractors happy. In the past we have tried many programs and services to help fill the medical and other insurance needs of our contractors. More times than not, the result ended badly with poor coverage and customer service. This was an irritant to our drivers and actually caused some very good guys to decide to cancel their lease with CRST. A choice was made to start using the services of TrueNorth. Since beginning our relationship with your company the complaint calls are practically non-existent. Our drivers are happier and I have had no lease cancellations due to Insurance issues. I just wanted to thank you for your help and the services you provide. It is nice to know that there are still companies that believe in doing things the right way."

Jeff Loggins
CRST Malone

"We are proud to have TrueNorth as our business partner since 1990. In an industry where the landscape relative to risk management is constantly changing, your team of professionals has proven to be an invaluable resource for us in the identification of risk and the means by which we manage that risk moving forward. From surety and insurance to contracts and loss control, TrueNorth brings to our team a level of technical expertise and practical experience that is unmatched in our industry. With the application of technology innovation and constructive discontent relative to the status quo, we look forward to the opportunity to continue to strengthen our relationship, and improve our overall operations. As we continue to build on our 50 year tradition of performance, we value the role that TrueNorth has played, and will continue to play, as an advocate and partner in our success."

Mark H. Guetzko, President
Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

"CRST relies on the Independent Contractor model for our success. To support this model, we partner with TrueNorth to provide business & personal risk solutions to our independent contractor business workers. They have exceeded our expectations with their best-in-class programs and beyond the expected service!"

Wes Brackey, CFO
CRST International Inc.

"Since 2005, Packard Transport, Inc. is proud to have TrueNorth as a strategic business partner. TrueNorth's focused transportation specialization has benefitted Packard Transport by providing insurance and risk strategies that protect and maximize its independent contractor model. More importantly, TrueNorth's understanding of our business, along with their proven history and innovation to deliver the best solutions, truly makes them a valued risk management partner for years to come."

Karen Aschenbrener Miklic, Senior VP
Packard Transport, Inc.

"TrueChoices was able to provide a quality program at affordable prices for our owner operator base. They provide one-on-one information sessions to the owner operator and take on 100% of the enrollment process making the program a very manageable administratively."

Berta Moreno

"I think TrueChoices is wonderful and what a great opportunity for our owner operators to find affordable coverage. No hassle, one call does it all I was told by one driver. They call the number and find a nice friendly voice on the other end which is a nice touch that helps explain what you have to offer in detail. The idea that the premium can be taken directly from the settlement check was a hit with the drivers I spoke with. NO hassle forgetting about making the payment."

Wanda Moran
C&K Trucking

"Croell Redi-Mix Inc. has been working with the TrueNorth benefit team since 2006. TrueNorth has been instrumental in providing wellness, plan design, and employee contribution strategies to help Croell maintain a competitive advantage while attracting and retaining employees. Our TrueNorth advisors meet with us on a quarterly basis to keep us abreast of our claims costs and provide information on trends, healthcare reform and benchmarking. We value our relationship with TrueNorth and what they bring us to control our total cost of benefits."

Kurt Croell, President
Croell Redi-Mix, Inc.

"Thanks so much for executing our plans so precisely, functionally and attractively. I am anxious to have the security set up to allow our employees access, as I believe the portal will be very positively received. Working creatively with us, and furnishing the portal platform, you are taking us to a new, yet economical, level of delivering content to our disperse Cedar Valley Corp. family. THANK YOU!"

Jeff Rost
Cedar Valley Corp

"When we moved to the TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group, we didn't really know what to expect after their presentation but had high expectations based on their promises. Over a short period of time we're truly pleased to see them over-deliver. In all of our years in business we had never seen this level of service from the insurance industry. They are a deep resource that has brought added value to our company beyond insurance. We are glad to have them as part of our team."

Scott Friauf, EVP

"TrueNorth would score the highest customer satisfaction rating I could give on service and response time, both for RoadOne and to our independent contractors. Your integrity and forthrightness are admirably unquestionable and I truly believe your company works diligently and creatively to serve the needs of RoadOne and all of our drivers."


"TrueNorth saves me headaches because I don't have to wait for quotes or answers to questions about our health and dental or property & casualty insurance. They've smoothed the transition for us from one carrier to another. I like their professionalism and responsiveness. Even beyond being responsive, they are proactive. TrueNorth knows you never get a second chance to make a good first impression."

Rita Jelinek, Executive Vice President, Owner
Midwest Metal Products