Published on Mar 3, 2017

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Freightliner Trucks is a well-known American manufacturer of truck and heavy duty truck chassis of trucks and semi-trailer trucks and is now a division Daimler Trucks North America, which is a subsidiary of the German company Daimler AG.

Freightliner Trucks is known as “Freightliner Inc.” since 1942, but it is actually an earlier story in 1930 as Consolidated Freightways. Consolidated Freightways began to develop their own line of trucks with Fageols reconstruction in an attempt to improve the chances of heavy trucks, to be able to climb steep grades of the mountainous regions of the western United States.

These trucks have been named “Freightliners”, thus beginning the company’s future freight cars. The first trucks were made in the Consolidated Freightways plant in Salt Lake City, City in Utah (US State) in 1942, the same year the company became Freightliner.


The Second World War temporarily stopped production of Freightliner truck, but by 1949 it was back in the truck business in Portland, Oregon (US State). This is the first truck sold was purchased by a fork called Hyster, and that the vehicle now has a place of honor at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

These days, of Freightliner Trucks is active as ever makes heavy truck in a class fifth to eighth series in North America, and this leads to the diesel Class A recreational vehicle chassis and the walk-in van markets. Freightliner also responsible for a class 2 van called the Sprinter, which is sold through a Freightliner for Mercedes-Benz in Europe.

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