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Podcast: Choosing the right engine and transmission for vocational fleets

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. Both the truck and the transmission were made specifically for vocational applications, a demanding area of the trucking industry

Designing a vocational frame to stand up to heavy vocational demands

At the end of September, Western Star introduced its new 49X vocational truck built from the ground up—and that included re-thinking the chassis. According to Samantha Parlier, DTNA’s vice president of vocational market development, the truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series cab. She says the design of

Five truck trend takeaways from October

Here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

Where you see DTNA’s renewed vocational focus in the Western Star 49X

When Daimler Trucks North America announced that it was reorganizing its entire organization to focus more on the application (on-highway; vocational) vs. brand (Freightliner; Western Star), the big question was: Where will we see this in the product? We now have the answer in the Western Star 49X. Fleet Equipment sat down with the Western

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Hendrickson suspensions available on Western Star 49X

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Western Star Trucks to offer a premium rear suspension portfolio as a part of the chassis enhancements of the Western Star 49X. The suspension offerings include the introduction of Haulmaax EX and the expansion of Ultimaax and Primaax EX on the new Western Star truck. “Customers today

Detroit announces new DT12 Vocational series transmission in the Western Star 49X

As part of the launch of the new Western Star 49X, Daimler Trucks North America debuted the Detroit DT12 Vocational series of automated manual transmissions. Available as either the DT12-V or the DT12-VX and rated up to a GCWR of 330,000 lbs, the DT12 Vocational series was validated in over 35 million miles of testing

Western Star unveils next-gen 49X vocational truck

Western Star introduced the 49X, its next-generation vocational truck. Underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series cab, the 49X sports the new Detroit DT12 Vocational series of transmissions and Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems. “A vocational truck is a tool for a job,” said David Carson, senior vice president

DTNA selects FleetNet as new Roadside Assistance partner

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has introduced new roadside assistance programs for both Freightliner and Western Star customers. Under the new programs, DTNA will utilize FleetNet America to provide emergency roadside assistance services, including towing and recovery, mobile truck repair, tire repair and more. The new programs are designed to give Freightliner and Western Star

DTNA announces annual Technician Skills Competition winners

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently hosted its annual Technician Skills Competition, which tests the abilities of technicians from Freightliner and Western Star dealerships and Detroit distributors in the U.S. and Canada to diagnose and repair a variety of DTNA’s vehicle and engine products. Out of the 1073 participants who entered this year’s virtual competition

DTNA’s SVP of engineering, technology on automated trucks, electrification and how it all connects

As an end user, it’s easy to take technology for granted. As soon as it shows up and works effortlessly, we assume that it has always been this way. But the seemingly limitless solutions new equipment and technology provide were brought to the market through the countless endless hours of hard-working engineers; engineers like Dr.

Daimler Truck Financial launches new program for Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) have launched the Keep the World Moving finance program. Designed for drivers and commercial vehicle operators supporting critical infrastructure, the Keep the World Moving program offers Freightliner and Western Star Trucks customers the ability to delay first payments for 120 days on eligible, new Freightliner

Daimler Trucks’s Stefan Kurschner builds upon its supply chain foundation with ExceleratorParts.com

Editor’s Note: We built an interactive journey through the Daimler Trucks North America aftermarket story. Click the image above to start reading and navigate the story by clicking the “Next Page,” but feel free to take some time to watch the videos, listen to the podcast excerpt and enjoy the ride. If you get lost

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