Product Description Independent Truck Company is a skateboard truck manufacturer based in Santa Cruz, California and established in 1978. The company was co-founded by Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello, and Eric Swenson. Vitello is also the founder of Thrasher Magazine and two major skateboard distribution companies — Deluxe and Street Corner. Their first truck, the Stage 1, changed it all in 1978. The Independent Truck Company logo is known as the Alisee, not the Iron Cross. NHS, Inc. distributes and owns the Independent Truck label. They also have an extensive line of skate clothing, accessories, and parts. Independent Trucks continue to be the best selling trucks year after year. Featuring superior turn and stability, better grind clearance, improved no hang-up yoke for grind tricks, and less wheel bite. They last longer and are stronger on impact than any other truck on the market. From the Manufacturer .