Freightliner Trucks - a brand that produces trucks and tractors in the United States, and is part of the corporation Daimler AG. Founding of the company took place in 1942. Freightliner Trucks releases bonnet and cabover types of trucks. In typical cases, the use of diesel engines Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Caterpillar. In 2005, Freightliner Trucks is the largest truck manufacturer in North America. The company's annual turnover is thirty two billion dollars, and the working staff of over twenty-two thousand employees.
Great difficulties the company experienced during the Second World War, due to the fact that the supply of materials and equipment is very late. In consequence, Freightliner Trucks company realigned capacity to manufacture aircraft components, as well as the ramp landing craft. In 1944 he closed the factory located in Utah and tractor production was moved to Portland. Just in Portland located central office at the time. After the war, he was able to successfully get on their feet and even expand production. There were significantly multiply the tradition has become a priority extensive use of aluminum alloys. Technologies that were developed during the war, but not introduced into production, later became assimilated in manufacturing cabins, brake drums, wheels, spars, radiators, casings and frames.
Due to the fact that the company Freightliner Trucks carries out a high volume of sales, followed by the reputation of the company other than tractors. Today, Freightliner Trucks - one so powerful and largest manufacturer in the industry of production of commercial vehicles in North America.