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Podcast: Choosing the right engine and transmission for vocational fleets

Managing Editor of Fleet Equipment Magazine

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Western Star Trucks recently made news with the launch of its 49X vocational truck and DT12 Vocational series transmission, the first products launched since Daimler Trucks North America reorganized its business into on-highway and vocational segments.

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Both the truck and the transmission were made specifically for vocational applications, a demanding area of the trucking industry that asks a lot from its trucks. To hear more about what vocational fleets require from their powertrains, I spoke with Mike Stricker, director of sales for Detroit.

Listen to our conversation below, and click here for more episodes of the Fleet Future podcast.

For more on Western Star’s new vocational offerings, read FE’s recent cover story here.

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