Joe Morten & Son, Inc. began in 1936 in South Sioux City, Nebraska when Joseph A. Morten identified a unique business opportunity helping truckers navigate the new motor carrier regulations recently brought forth by both the federal government and the State of Nebraska. What began as a one-man operation rapidly expanded into a small company with multiple employees providing specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry while demonstrating outstanding customer service to the hundreds of truck drivers & trucking companies they served.
The success of Joe Morten & Son, Inc. was so exceptional that it led to the formation of Great West Casualty Company a mere twenty years later. Great West Casualty Company was formed to manage the operations of an insurance company overseeing departments such as underwriting and claims while Joe Morten & Son continued its mission of working directly with trucking companies providing the insurance products and services they needed.
Today, Joe Morten & Son is Great West Casualty Company’s largest agency representing 5,000 customers in 40 states producing $190 million in annual premium. Alongside its corporate office which remains in South Sioux City, Joe Morten & Son, Inc. has regional offices in:
Along with Great West Casualty Company, Joe Morten & Son, Inc. is owned by the Old Republic International Corporation group of insurance companies. Old Republic International Corporation ranks among the nation’s 50 largest publically held insurance organizations with a substantial interest in major segments of the industry.