For many years Geoff Gogle had the “vision” of building his own Class 8 truck. Twelve (12) months ago the ideal opportunity presented itself and Geoff accepted the challenge.
Mammoth Trucks B.C. began losing L.H.D. Class 8 truck business due to the restrictions in Africa mentioned previously.
In 2002, Western Star Trucks was purchased by Freightliner of U.S.A. this led to the eventual closure of the Kelowna factory. Freightliner re-locating to Portland, Oregon U.S.A. left many skilled and professional workers “jobless” in the Okanagan Valley. As well, many secondary companies in the region suffered a tremendous loss of business.
Mammoth Trucks BC, through the inspiration of Geoff Gogle initiated the “new” project in September 2004 and the “Mammoth Euro/American” R.H.D. Class 8 truck was “born.”