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Purchasing Truck Insurance

Truck Insurance is often a sticky subject. Everyone feels like they’re paying too much to insure their Truck, and want to know how to get their premiums down. It’s an industry that really lacks an effective way to make price comparisons, leading many people to switch every few years the way they do with credit cards or phone providers.


When you understand the factors that go into deciding the price you pay for Truck insurance you should find it much easier.  The most basic thing you need to understand is that insurance companies don’t decide premiums based on how much they like you, or how much they think you can afford. Insurance is based on one thing, and one thing alone: risk. Every time the insurance company has to pay out for an accident, they keep a record of the amount, and every other factor they can find – the make, age and model of the Truck, the age and gender of the driver, where they live, how long they have had a license, and so on. There are hundreds of factors.


From this, the Truck insurance companies can build up what is called a ‘risk profile’. This allows them to work out the risk that they will have to pay out to any given person, and how much they would be likely to have to pay, based entirely on past experience. This is why a newly-qualified male driver in his twenties driving a Truck has to pay so much to get insured – the statistics show that this group is by far the most likely to have an accident.


Once you understand this system, you can use it to your advantage. Obviously you can’t change who you are. The make, model and age of your Truck are three quite important factors in your risk profile. It is not difficult to use the online Truck insurance quotation tools to find out to help you make buying decisions and get the right Truck Insurance.