Independent Truck Company is a skateboard truck manufacturer based in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Established in 1978, the company is owned by NHS, Inc. and sponsors an extensive list of team riders. The trucks are manufactured in the city of San Francisco, US, by Ermico Enterprises, Inc., the only dedicated skateboard truck foundry in the US.
The company was co-founded by Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello, and Eric Swenson and the Stage 1 model was the inaugural product, released on May 23, 1978 in Newark, California. According to original team rider, Rick Blackhart, the Independent truck (or "Indy") was designed as a response to the lack of quality skateboard trucks on the market at the time.