American Trucks

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Andrey's Comment
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I learned today that Freightliner is owned by Mercedes, so even if it is assembled here, technically it is a German truck. I wonder, which trucks (tractors) are truly American, I mean owned by American company and made in America.

Xnihilo's Comment
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I *think*... Peterbilt Kenworth Mack Western Star

PackRat's Comment
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I *think*... Peterbilt Kenworth Mack Western Star

Keep researching.

Xnihilo's Comment
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Oh yeah? Some wrong? All wrong?

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I *think*... Peterbilt Kenworth Mack Western Star

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PackRat's Comment
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Oh yeah? Some wrong? All wrong?

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I *think*... Peterbilt Kenworth Mack Western Star

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Peterbilt and Kenworth

Mack trucks are part of the Volvo Group now.

Xnihilo's Comment
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GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Paccar based in Washington state owns Pete, KW and DAF (Belgium). Right hand DAFs are build at leyland truck plant in UK.

I learned today that Freightliner is owned by Mercedes, so even if it is assembled here, technically it is a German truck. I wonder, which trucks (tractors) are truly American, I mean owned by American company and made in America.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I learned today that Freightliner is owned by Mercedes, so even if it is assembled here, technically it is a German truck. I wonder, which trucks (tractors) are truly American, I mean owned by American company and made in America.

This is actually quite the rabbit hole....

Mercedes is actually a subsidiary of Daimler AG, so Mercedes and Freightliner would be siblings under Daimler AG.

There are a bunch of other mergers & acquisitions in the mix as well, (including Daimlers acquisition of Detroit Diesel), like the American Telecommunications industry, the mergers, acquisitions and even some divestitures just keeps going and going and going.....

From Investopedia

Daimler AG acquired American truck manufacturer Freightliner in 1981. The company is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and it operates as Daimler Trucks North America LLC. The company is known mainly for its heavy-duty class 8 diesel trucks, commonly known as semis, and also produces smaller class 5-7 trucks. Meanwhile, Cascadia Evolution model leads the long-haul-on-highway product lineup.

This is from the Western Star page on Wikipedia

In 2000, Western Star was purchased by DaimlerChrysler, becoming part of the Freightliner Trucks division.[2][7][8]

In 2002, Western Star production was moved to a plant in Portland, Oregon.[9] 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 model trucks are still manufactured in the Portland Truck Plant. In May 2015, the Daimler Trucks North America plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, began to build 4700 and 4900 models, as well as assemble all new semi tractor 5700XE models.[10]

Andrey's Comment
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I appreciate everybody's answers and ideas. My nearest future is very unlikely to make me shop for a personal tractor, so I am happy with whatever my company will have for me. I'll just make a mental note for myself about Peterbilt and Kenworth as two real American truck companies.

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