Independent Trucks was co-founded by Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello and Eric Swenson in 1978. Now part of NHS and starting from scratch Independent was set out to do what no trucks at the time could, to not break and finally be able to turn. Over the years Independent has continued to master its craft and continue to make high quality trucks loved and skated by all. With the motto "Built to Grind" independent is sure to live by those rules. Some notable Independent Riders are Tiago Lemos, Andrew Reynolds, Grant Taylor, AVE, Lizzie Armato, Milton Martinez and the roster goes on with everyones favorites.