Founded in 1942 as Freightliner Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. The company produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. In addition, its family of brands includes Detroit, Alliance, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, and SelecTrucks.
In 2016, the company opened a new state-of-the-art nine-story LEED Platinum certified building on the Willamette River to house its corporate teams. Hundreds of its employees located on the Portland campus are engineers designing the future of commercial vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.