Independent Trucks Logo Change

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Independent Trucks Logo Change

It looks like Independent trucks are changing their famous cross logo. Read more...

Independent Trucks Changes Their Logo
If you've picked up a pair of Independent Trucks in the last couple weeks, you'll notice a big difference between the Indy's that came out months before. All the New Independent trucks have no cross logos on the baseplates.

This has been a huge topic of conversation over the last couple months. With some people claiming that the Independent trucks logo is offensive because it was loosely based off the iron cross, a symbol that was super popular in the surfing and motorcycle culture in 70's Southern California, but was also used in some nazi memorabilia.

Independent Trucks Logo

Jim Phillips designer of the original logo, did say he was inspired by the iron cross with the design, but tweaked it to make it his own, and actually ended up using a photo of the pope to draw inspiration for the final Independent trucks logo.

Independent Trucks Time Magazine Pope Logo Cover

For now Independent has pulled the cross logo from all their trucks and says a new logo is coming soon. The new Independent trucks logo will be first seen in the next issue of Thrasher Magazine.

What's your thoughts on the logo controversy? Is it offensive and needs to be changed? Are people taking it out of context/ is it overkill? Let us know in the comments.


  1. JC JC

    It's only a hate symbol if you are going out of your way to see it that way & not for what it is... a logo.

  2. jsfox jsfox

    hopefully the change will encourage skate culture to check the sexism, racism, homophobia, and capitalist appetite that travels through it, despite the facade of "radicalism". that definitely includes some of the commenters on this page... the "gay" and "pussy" rhetoric really doesn't help the argument to keep the symbol, only reinforces the culture of bigotry, ignorance, and privilege.

  3. Craven Morehead Craven Morehead

    The further pussification of the US, this is what happens when liberals are running the country. The iron cross isn't the problem, it's the cross itself, we can't alienate any Muslims who might be willing to buy their piece of shit trucks. After more than 35 years of buying Indys I'm done.

  4. Luke Luke

    They need to change the logo for the fighting Irish of notredam it offends me they need to get rid of Mickey Mouse it offends me they need to change these weak panzzeeez that are making the world stupid it’s not the iron cross it’s round like a wheel anyone with half a brain knows this

  5. Sage Cross Sage Cross

    Everyone crying about this is prolly white and doesn't understand their privilege and what that logo means to the black community. You sound like you're crying for the confederate flag to stay up. Quit crying you soft pussies, indy trucks are still indy trucks. Salute to indy

  6. Ben Ben


    Hang on a second

  7. Jeff Jeff

    I’m surprised there isn’t more coverage/news about this, after all the noise about how bad the logo was. I took the opportunity to try out thunders the last few months, but I still miss the my indy’s. I don’t have a really strong personal opinion about it, but if some ppl find it offensive, I would prefer to ride a pair without the cross. Hopefully this includes the forged base plates!

  8. Rorro Rorro

    Indy cross is the real thing... Very sad the people at independent company surrended to the gay lobby...

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