Freightliner is an American truck manufacturer and a division of Daimler Trucks North America. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
1. Freightliner was the first truck manufacturer to produce a highway-legal diesel-electric hybrid truck in the United States. 2. In 2010, Freightliner became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence Award for its efforts to reduce emissions from its vehicles. 3. Freightliner is the only truck manufacturer to offer a factory-installed natural gas engine.
Freightliner's history dates back to 1942, when the company was founded as Consolidated Freightways. In 1981, Freightliner Corporation was formed as a subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways.