Trucks that mean business. In the 1930s some company need more powerful trucks able to climb the abrupt mountain grades in the western United States.
In the beginnings
In the 1930s, Consolidated Freightways (CF) decided to produce their own truck line from reconstructed Fageols, after finding most heavy trucks lacked sufficient power.
Below is a short video about Freightliner Trucks, from the start to the present and their plans for the future.
The History of Freightliner Trucks 70 Years of Innovation video:
Freightliner produces a large variety of trucks, from Medium Duty Trucks and Severe Duty Trucks, to On-Highway Trucks.
Truck categories and their sub-categories:
– Medium Duty Trucks: Dump, Fire & Emergency, Flat Bed/Stake Body, Food & Beverage, Pick-up & Delivery, Recreational, Refuse, Service, Sweeper, Tanker, Towing & Recovery, Tree Trimmer, Utility, Moving.
– On-Highway Trucks: Day Cabs, Mid-roof Sleepers, Raised-roof Sleepers.
– Severe Duty Trucks: DUMP TRUCK, CONCRETE MIXER, CRANE, ROLL-OFF, REFUSE, HEAVY HAUL, LOGGING, OIL/GAS FIELD SERVICE, SEWER VACUUM, FIRE & EMERGENCY, UTILITY, SNOW PLOW, TOWING & RECOVERY, CONSTRUCTION, PLOW.
Also in 2007, Freightliner laid off 800 US workers from its Portland, Oregon plant, relocating manufacturing work to a new multimillion-dollar plant in Mexico. However, plans to close the plant completely were dropped in September 2009, and it remained open to produce military vehicles and Western Star trucks.
Despite it’s not so great past, Freightliner stays high and has a bold plan – it wants to create the truck of future or the Freightliner SuperTruck. This would be the result of 5 years of research and development with the purpose to make truck that need less fuel.
Meet the most freight-efficient concept truck on the planet
There is also an website dedicated for this: freightlinersupertruck.com
Follow Freightliner via:
– official website: www.freightlinertrucks.com
– Facebook page: facebook.com/freightliner
– YouTube channel: youtube.com/FreightlinerTruckers
– and Twitter: twitter.com/freightliner