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Inside the Western Star 5700XE

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Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

Western Star recently announced the 5700XE – a new truck designed with aerodynamics in mind, while still maintaining that signature Western Star look. You can read all about it in our feature story focusing on the truck with insight from Michael Jackson, general manager, Western Star Trucks. Before you do that, check out this cool photo gallery and video walk around of the truck with Western Star Trucks Marketing Segment Manager Guy Lemieux.

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The truck was designed from the ground up with a “full aero” design.

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The grill bars are purposefully angled to channel air for proper engine performance.

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While stylish, the headlamp design also provides an aerodynamic improvement.

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The visor also provides an aerodynamic benefit as it’s designed to channel air up over the trailer.

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This is the first Western Star truck that gets the Detroit DT12 transmission and DD15 engine. It will also offer an Eaton manual transmission option.

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