America’s Best-Selling Used Semi Truck Brand
Semi-trucks are a staple of American industries. In fact, every single item in your home was at one point on the back of a truck, driving down the highway. But because of high fuel economy and low operation costs, the Freightliner brand is more popular than the rest, becoming a true highway star.
Freightliner marks its 80th anniversary in 2022. While its history is integral to the brand, Freightliner remains future-focused, always advancing new technologies and leading the industry through innovation. A continuing emphasis on quality through innovation intersects perfectly with our ongoing, technologically inspired, passionate drive to create the best-of-the-best trucks on the road.
In fact, the brand has such a stranglehold over the American interstate system, that they make up 40% of the trucks on the road. Much of Freightliner’s success has to do with their parent company, Daimler. Yes, the same Daimler that owns Mercedes-Benz, which means that every Freightliner you see is a distant cousin of the luxury German brand.
With Daimler at their back, Freightliner has access to global technologies, allowing them to produce trucks that are more fuel-efficient, without raising costs.
Freightliner sells over 190,000 trucks every year, making it America’s best selling used semi-truck
Clearly, Freightliner is doing something right if they own 40% of the market share. And their lineup consists of a range of trucks, from the on-the-road models hauling cargo across state lines to medium-duty vehicles that serve as light cargo or garbage trucks.
Their top-of-the-line truck is the Cascadia, and the 2021 models cost around $160,000.