A Tradition of Innovation

Brief Brand History

Tradition and Innovation

Since Freightliner began manufacturing lightweight and durable trucks in 1942, our continuing commitment to innovation, technology and responsive customer relationships has made made Freightliner one of the most respected names in the industry. 

Today, Freightliner is the best-selling brand of heavy-duty trucks in North America, and we remain dedicated to producing trucks engineered with business owners and professional truck drivers in mind. We build trucks designed to deliver results that build businesses and grow bottom lines.

Want to know more about Freightliner? Travel through time with our interactive timeline of Freightliner and American history!