Hands on with the Western Star 49X
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Hands on with the Western Star 49X

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment.

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Rolling loads through a quarry, traversing the job site and tackling the rough and tumble landscape of Oregon’s high desert, the new Western Star 49X worked with confidence. The OEM put its new truck in the hands of trucking trade journalists and let us put it through its paces. Watch the video above as we test the new DT 12 Vocational series transmission, punish the 49X’s vocational frame and walk through the truck details with Samantha Parlier, vice president of vocational market development at Daimler Trucks North America.

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Before the follow up

Before we got our hands on the Western Star 49X, we caught up with the Western Star executive team during the truck launch to dive into the details. Check out our interactive story here:

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