History Of Freightliner Trucks

Freightliner is American truck manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon. This manufacturer is recognized globally for its heavy duty class 8 diesel trucks. It’s a brand that has long history. Namely, the first Freightliner trucks for sale appeared on the market for over 70 years ago. Here’s a brief overview of the history of this reputable truck brand:

Freightliner is founded in 1942 by Leland James, who has been working as a president of Consolidated Freightways, a trucking company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. In fact, everything started in the 1930s, when James came up with an idea for the traditional steel, used for manufacturing to be replaced with lightweight aluminum.


His idea was not accepted by the truck manufacturer, which was a reason for him to hire a team of engineers and to release his idea. Continue reading