Famous truck brands in the world

20 Mar 2023

In addition to Sweden’s Volvo, America’s Freightliner and Kenworth or Russia’s Kamaz, the world has many other long-standing truck brands.


Xe đầu kéo hạng nặng Freightliner Cascadia. Ảnh: Freightliner

Freightliner was established in 1942, currently headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Once owned by Daimler (Germany) from 1981 to 2021, Freightliner is now part of the Daimler Truck North American branch.

Freightliner manufactures a wide range of vehicles from vans, midsize trucks and heavy-duty trucks. The company’s tractor line also includes a flat head design (the cabin is located right on the engine) or a long-nose (the cabin is located behind the engine). Freightliner is also the best-selling truck brand in the US in recent years.


Kenworth was established in 1923 in Seattle, Washington state, owned by PACCAR – a medium and heavy truck company in the Fortune 500 group (the top 500 companies in the world by revenue).

Xe tải Kenworth với thiết kế truyền thống - cabin nằm phía sau động cơ. Ảnh: Kenworth

In 2021, Kenworth launches three lines of electric trucks. In the same year, the company introduced the T680 FCEV model using Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell, with 6 hydrogen tanks for a journey of 480 km when fully loaded with 36,000 kg.


Peterbilt was founded in 1939 and is also part of PACCAR. Because of the same parent company, Peterbilt and Kenworth are both in a competitive position, but also collaborate on product development many times. Many tractor models of these two brands share the same chassis platform.

Western Star is again an American truck company belonging to Daimler Truck with Freightliner, founded in 1967. This brand offers both conventional and off-road trucks, as well as customizing truck models following customer’s requests.



Dòng xe tải hạng nặng Volvo FH. Ảnh: 40ton

The Volvo truck brand was founded in 1928, just a year after the parent company Volvo was born. As of 2016, Volvo Truck has more than 52,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company manufactures and assembles trucks in 17 different factories around the world, with sales of about 190,000 vehicles per year.

Volvo’s compatriot, Scania, was founded in 1911 and currently has production facilities in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Thailand, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Russia and Finland in addition. assembly plants in 10 countries and regions in Africa, Asia and Europe.



Man is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, and is a sub-brand of Traton – one of the leading international suppliers of commercial vehicles. Man has assembly plants in Russia, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and several other places.

Mercedes also has a branch specializing in trucks of the same name, with the first model being introduced in 1926 at the Berlin auto show and using a gasoline engine. In 1927, the company launched its first diesel truck. Popular Mercedes truck models include the Actros, Atego, Axor, or Arocs.



Xe ben Kamaz. Ảnh: Motoryzacja

Kamaz was founded in 1969, which is half the age of many other big brands. The company has about 36,000 employees and specializes in the production of trucks, buses and diesel engines. And like other European truck brands, Kamaz trucks have a flat top design, meaning the cabin is located right above the engine.



IVECO is still quite young, when it was first established in 1975. Currently, the company has 27 factories and 6 research centers in 16 countries and territories around the world. IVECO’s products include trucks, dump trucks, buses and vans.



The Renault brand is not only known for cars, but its logo is also on trucks, tractors, dump trucks and tank trucks. But in fact, the Renault truck division is not part of the French group Renault, but has been part of the Volvo group, Sweden, since 2001.



Hino was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in the city of Hino, in Tokyo, and is a trademark of Toyota Corporation. Currently, the company has about 33,850 employees with many production and assembly plants in many countries around the world.

Xe tải hạng trung Hino 238. Ảnh: Hino

UD truck company was founded in 1935 with the name Nihon. In 1946, it changed its name to Minsei before becoming Nissan Diesel in 1960 after being acquired by Nissan. In February 2010, the company’s name became UD and in April 2021, Isuzu became the owner of UD. UD trucks are currently sold in more than 60 countries and regions around the world.



Dongfeng was founded in 1969 and is a state-owned vehicle company, supplying from cars, buses to heavy-duty trucks.

Foton was only established 26 years ago, in 1996 with headquarters in Beijing and a branch of BAIC group. The company specializes in providing trucks, buses and several car models including SUVs, MPVs and pickups.


Source: vnexpress.net

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