This author argues that if trucking companies keep investing in the development of technology that make trucks safer, there should be a way to keep insurance costs low. (AP Images) This author argues that if trucking companies keep investing in the development of technology that make trucks safer, there should be a way to keep insurance costs low. (AP Images)

Insurance premiums for long-haul trucks and trucking companies have increased dramatically in the past few years, doubling from an average between $6,000 and $7,000 in the beginning of the decade to between $12,000 and $14,000 today.

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