Shop now for Independent skateboard trucks, hardware, riser pads and bushings. Independent have been making the highest quality skateboard trucks since 1978. They were established in 1978 and are manufactured in the city of San Francisco 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.