Independent Skateboard Trucks, Clothing & AccessoriesIndependent are the trucks of choice for Slam team riders and staff. Independent began life in 1978 when they launched the Stage 1 model of their trucks. Independent have spent their time since making constant improvements to their design and functionality. We now sell different versions of the Stage 11. The Independent truck team is huge, it includes Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Lance Mountain and Essex's finest Ben Raemers.