In 1951, Sterling merged (until 1953 still produced some models only under the Sterling brand) more by WHITE, formed a company Sterling-White. Slowly (1957) Sterling name came from the model number of the company and remained in oblivion until 1973 when he was handed a small company out of Kansas-City, which is specialized in the production of truck cranes and emergency trucks.
But it was short-lived Sterling brand, until 1982. As you know, is the name of the former received the load compartment of the company Ford, which in late 1997 was sold to Freightliner Group (Daimler-Chrysler). Production of trucks was transferred to Canada. Now they are a silver emblem Sterling, with the exception of model Cargo, which will be available by appointment by Freightliner, but sold under two brands - Ford and Sterling.
It appeared as a result of the acquisition of the company "Freytlayner" load compartment of the corporation "Ford", renamed "Sterling". Large investment corporation "Daimler-Chrysler", which includes both firms have allowed for only 2-3 years to recover to "Sterling" production cabover medium range "Cargo" 4 × 2/6 × 4, to start producing low-frame chassis "Condor" Canadian Branch "Freytlaynera" substantially upgrade and expand the range of the legacy of the "Ford" series «L» and «A», which were once the name "Louisville" and "Aeromaks".
Since 2000, the series offers a very impressive front fascia. Previous gamma «L» is Acterra name, a one of the most expensive and comfortable long-haul tractor is considered the new Silver Star with the engine power up to 500 hp, air suspension for trucks with full weight up to 62.6 tons.