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Western Star brings tough to technology

Just because a job is hard doesn’t mean that the solution has to be. The Western Star team tackles it from all angles.

Watch: Is this the future of vocational trucks?

During a recent press event, Samantha Parlier, vice president of marketing and product strategy for Western Star, walked us through the concept designs created for its Vocational Truck of the Future Challenge.

Watch: Western Star 4700 enhancements walk-around

Earlier this year, Western Star announced a number of new enhancements to its 4700 series trucks. Watch the video here for a full walk-around of the new enhancements led by Samantha Parlier, vice president of marketing and product strategy for Western Star.

Watch: Western Star, DTNA aftermarket executives talk meeting vocational demands

During a recent press conference, Western Star Trucks President David Carson took the stage to provide a market and product update. You can hear all of the details in this video.

Western Star announces enhancements for 4700

Western Star has announced several new enhancements for its 4700 model, including new engine and transmission options. 4700 trucks and tractors can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine, which delivers up to 1700 lb.-ft. of torque and 500 HP. Cummins touts the engine’s weight of 2,050 lbs.—which is up to 600 lbs.

The specific application needs of vocational truck suspensions

The first question you need to ask when spec’ing trucking equipment is a simple one: What’s it going to be doing? Understanding the application and what’s necessary for the equipment to perform properly is the most important thing to know before making any purchasing decision. Take vocational suspensions, for example. They have different needs than

Western Star adds new aerodynamic roof fairing for 5700XE

A new roof fairing is now available for Western Star 5700XE 82-in. ultra-high roof sleeper models. According to the company, the new roof fairing maximizes aerodynamics on the truck, optimizing airflow across the trailer gap and sides to reduce drag. The fairing has been designated as SmartWay Certified by the EPA. “We’re proud of our participation in

Western Star adds new drive axle option for snow plows on 4700

The Western Star 4700 set-back (SB) all-wheel drive (AWD) 6×6 and 4×4 trucks can now be spec’d with an 18,000-lb. front drive axle, the company announced. The company says that this option is ideal for snow plow applications, provides enhanced maneuverability required for harsh winter conditions. The heavy-duty front drive axle from Meritor also contributes to

DTNA’s Pres., CEO Roger Nielsen on speculative orders, supply chain challenges and what it means to you

Daimler Trucks North America President and Chief Executive Officer Roger Nielsen recently held court at a roundtable press conference discussing everything from electric trucks to DTNA’s market share. Yet, the insight into DTNA’s order strategy and openness about recent supply line challenges took center stage as the market continues to boom, with no sign of

Western Star 5700XE helps food bank feed the hungry

A food bank is delivering food faster and more efficiently with a Western Star 5700XE. The truck belongs to God’s Pantry Food Bank, which serves more than 400 food pantries and meal programs across 50 counties and 16,000 square miles in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The food bank distributes enough food to create more than

Outtakes from our cover story with DTNA’s David Carson and Stefan Kurschner

  Our August issue cover story that focused on the customized solutions at work today and currently behind-the-scenes at Western Star trucks and the Aftermarket division of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) offered so much info that we couldn’t pack it all into the print cover story. Rather than leave that insight on the cutting

Putting the right truck in the right application

Six months. Sixteen days. Eighteen hours. That’s how long David Carson had held the title of Western Star president, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) chief diversity officer, when he took the stage during a recently held press conference. Back in January, David stepped into his new office facing an industry outlook that was mostly