Founded in 1942, Freightliner LLC is today the leading
heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Freightliner
manufactures, sells and services several world-renowned
brands, including Freightliner (heavy-duty and medium-duty
trucks, military vehicles, and custom-engineered chassis),
American LaFrance (legendary fire trucks and apparatus),
Thomas Built Buses (commercial and school buses), Orion
(heavy-duty transit buses), Western Star (heavy-duty
over-the-road and vocational trucks) and Sterling
(specialized vocational trucks). The company also operates
a vast dealer/service network in North America, including
over thirty pre-owned truck sales centers (SelecTrucks).
And, it is a partial owner in TravelCenters of America, the
largest network of full-service truck stops in the U.S.
In 2000, Freightliner produced over 151,000 vehicles - with
$9.3 billion in annual revenue - and it exported product to
more than 30 countries worldwide. Freightliner LLC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler, the world's
leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles.