The most popular truck brands in USA

January 23, 20210

A semi-truck plays incredibly important role in daily routine of each driver. As it is not only vehicle, but also driver’s motor home, it must be sufficiently comfortable and safe.

Nowadays there are many popular companies, which produce semi-trucks. Here are the biggest and most widely driven semi-truck brands within the trucking industry. Get to the end to know who is the best one!


In the last 40 years this Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer has won a confident place in the North American market among top-end truck companies. Virginia-based Volvo factory is the largest one in the world and manufactures all truck models sold in North America.

Nowadays Volvo trucks make up about 10 percent market share.

With a focus on safety and modern innovation, Volvo is quickly spreading its influence all over the country, and their semis have become a regular sight on U.S. highways.

Many customers say, that Volvo trucks are said to be easy to maneuver and as a result are easy to drive. Remarcably, “Volvo” is from Latin and means “I roll”.


Peterbilt Motors Company is an iconic and beloved trucker brand.

For 80 years Peterbilt has supplied the North American commercial vehicle market with the industry’s most rugged and efficient products.

Peterbilt trucks use SmartlLINQ remote diagnostics. It enables a truck driver to detect a problem. This smart detection of problems ensures that drivers stay safe and can solve the problem as early as possible. Also Peterbilt trucks have a great combination of a powerful engine and a sturdy external built.

Their red oval design script style lettering logo can be found on trucker clothing, truck hats, and more.

Peterbilt makes up about 13 percent market share.


Kenworth Trucks Inc. is one of the oldest American-based truck manufacturing companies. Kenworth’s trucks can handle almost any sort of job. They have a variety of trucks, from medium-duty to heavy-duty.   

Kenworth uses the latest Google applications and computer technologies – navigation system, that is easy to use because of very similar interface to Android devices.

More than 15 percent of US truck sales were from Kenworth trucks last year. Annual revenue reaches $ 20 billion.

By the way, movie Smokey and the Bandit (1977)  featured the W900. 


Navistar International Corporation is an American holding company that owns the manufacturer of International brand commercial trucks, commercial buses and school buses.

It is also a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for different vehicles. The company is a provider of truck and diesel engine parts and service.

Navistar holds an 13,7 percent market share in the commercial trucking industry in the United States, its annual revenue reaches $10.7 billion. 


Freightliner Trucks, devision of the Daimler Group, is the most popular truck-manufacturing company in the North American heavy truck market, having 36 percent of market share in 2020.

It is the best selling semi-truck in America today. They sell about 190K trucks per year, while Peterbilt and Kenworth collectively sell about 85K trucks.

All the on-highway cab trucks are designed in such a way that they are aerodynamic. This increases the efficiency of the engine as the power can be used more efficiently in an aerodynamically designed truck.

Those are the largest brands of semi-trucks that are currently being popular in USA. They are the most reliable and cost efficient producers on the market.


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