Freightliner Trucks

Freightliner Trucks is one of North America’s leading manufacturer of medium-duty, heavy-duty & specialized trucks. Much of the weight of North American commerce rides with us. At Freightliner Trucks, North America`s leading manufacturer of medium, heavy-duty diesel and specialized chassis trucks, we carry the load with pride. Our commitment to design, performance, and safety is built into every detail of every truck we make. Freightliner Trucks maintains an intense customer loyalty, first and foremost, because they out-perform not only on the road, but also on the balance sheet with accountable, measurable returns. Freightliner Trucks is the largest division of Daimler Trucks North America and is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the trucking industry. Fleet managers and owner-operators alike associate Freightliner with efficient, dependable vehicles — business tools to be relied upon day in and day out under even the most punishing conditions.

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Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Over 1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Tradition and Innovation

Since Freightliner began manufacturing lightweight and durable trucks in 1942, our continuing commitment to innovation, technology and responsive customer relationships has made made Freightliner one of the most respected names in the industry.

Today, Freightliner is the best-selling brand of heavy-duty trucks in North America, and we remain dedicated to producing trucks engineered with business owners and professional truck drivers in mind. We build trucks designed to deliver results that build businesses and grow bottom lines.

Innovation as a Process

Advanced Manufacturing

Based on “purpose-built” manufacturing processes, our Truck Operating System (TOS) allows us to repeatedly deliver vehicles that offer the highest performance in every application.

Long before any Freightliner is assembled on the production line, our engineering team designs and builds digital mock-ups of every truck model. Using these advanced simulations, we perfect the design, automate production processes and optimize robotics to meet exacting specifications. This level of advanced manufacturing ensures consistent production of the highest quality trucks.

Setting the Standards of the Future

Every day, we use cutting-edge manufacturing technology to produce superior trucks, putting them through strict testing to ensure their quality. Calibrated robotics and other automated systems enable us to consistently achieve precise results on every production line.

Requiring input from all disciplines of the organization at our manufacturing plants, DTNA’s TOS drives our robust manufacturing processes. This system ensures high performance and continuous improvement in meeting manufacturing’s core objectives: quality, lowered costs, increased safety, on-time delivery and employee morale.

We make a constant, concentrated effort to understand the human factors in the production process, instituting changes that create an ever-safer workplace.

State-of-the-art automation, like robots that paint and weld, helps us meet exacting standards. Sophisticated test equipment ensures that each vehicle’s electrical system is consistent with specifications, and advanced information technology systems ensure that each customer request becomes part of the final vehicle, such as creating a chassis that serves as the perfect foundation for your vocational truck body and equipment and optimizing every aspect of the truck’s design.

When your Freightliner rolls off our production line, you can be confident that you’re receiving a truck that’s been precisely manufactured to perform as designed for years to come.

Despite our tremendous investment in machinery and technology, Freightliner is proud that people still build our trucks. Our people are the most important part of the process. Our manufacturing team is made up of thousands of skilled, committed employees, each dedicated to the highest standards of workmanship and quality.

Real Cost of Ownership

Every business fights to cut overhead costs, but business leaders in the trucking industry face unique challenges that make simply calculating overhead difficult—and lowering it even tougher. Hard numbers, like your monthly diesel expenses, are easy to calculate, but soft numbers, like driver turnover and customer loyalty, aren’t easy to express in dollars and cents. Despite these challenges, hard and soft costs are real-life factors that must be accounted for.

You live with this reality every day, so no one needs to explain the total cost of operations concept to you. Crunching the numbers and trying to find ways to save money—no matter how small—are always on your mind.

Lowering your cost of doing business is essential to the success of your business, and that’s why Freightliner has listened to customers and poured resources into designing trucks that help businesses grow their bottom lines—trucks engineered to run more efficiently and make your business more competitive.

Freightliner is dedicated to helping you better understand the factors that impact your bottom line, enabling you to get a clearer picture of your Real Cost of Ownership℠, a comprehensive consideration of hard and soft costs over the lifetime of a vehicle.

To determine the Real Cost of Ownership for its on-highway trucks, Freightliner identifies five main contributing factors to maximizing profitability: fuel efficiency, connectivity, safety, quality and uptime. Slightly different factors, however, apply to efforts to maximize profitability for vocational trucks. These are productivity, upfit, safety, quality and uptime.

Industry-Leading Results

At Freightliner Trucks, our decades-long dedication to perpetual innovation is inspired by two purposes: addressing market needs and resolving customer challenges. Our commitment to innovative research enables us to produce the highest-quality, most efficient trucks in the transportation industry.

We start by incorporating new, cutting-edge technologies into our concept vehicles. The technological advancements in our Revolution Innovation Truck, SuperTruck and Inspiration Truck concept vehicles have transformed the industry. We turn these concepts into reality, bringing more innovations to the marketplace with each new Freightliner truck on the road today.