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Creature comforts: Driver needs are the focus of the latest cabs and sleepers

  If the latest Class 8 on-highway models from truck manufacturers have one thing in common, it’s that the driver’s point of view was central to their design. “We started with driver clinics several years before our new LT Series models were introduced,” says Jim Nachtman, product marketing director of on-highway trucks at International Trucks.

Western Star extends availability of ‘Wings of Awesomeness’ graphics package

Western Star has expanded its 50th anniversary “Wings of Awesomeness” limited edition graphics package into 2018. Customers can now order it for any Western Star truck model, in their choice of paint colors. “The 50th anniversary gold and silver design marked an important milestone for Western Star. The response from our customers was extremely positive

Western Star truck delivers Michigan state Christmas tree

A 2018 Western Star 5700XE delivered the official Michigan state Christmas tree to the state Capitol building on Oct. 27. The 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Michigan, so the 61-ft. white spruce could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The truck

Daimler Trucks North America announces changes in senior management

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and chief executive officer of Daimler’s truck joint

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Western Star to offer 3rd Eye safety camera and radar systems

Western Star Trucks has begun offering 3rd Eye backup cameras and radar option packages as factory-installed options on its vehicles. “The need for safety is extremely important for Western Star customers. Keeping drivers safe on the job—including the people working in and around the trucks—is paramount for all industries,” said John Tomlinson, Western Star’s vocational

NACV day 2: News from the show floor

Read on for the news roundup from day two at NACV, and then bookmark this link for daily updates: www.fleetequipmentmag.com/tag/nacv-2017/ On to the news: International Truck launches severe service HV Series International Truck launched the International HV Series severe service truck. The HV series will be available with the International A26 12.4L big bore engine and

Western Star details new product options

Here’s the rundown of the newly available options announced for Western Star trucks. Forward lighting option for 4700 models, 4800 and 4900 models The Western Star 4700 can now be spec’d with factory-direct H4 halogen headlight bulbs. The bulbs provide a brighter light than regular incandescent bulbs for better visibility. The cost-efficient H4 bulbs are

Minimizer releases new floor mats for Western Star trucks

Minimizer has released five new Custom Molded Floor Mat kits for 2016-2018 Western Star trucks. “The differences between cabs can be so small, such as whether the truck has a driver side electrical tray,” said Craig Kruckeberg, chief executive officer and chief visionary for Minimizer. “We have to take every little thing into account. Otherwise,

Western Star presents OOIDA with a new 5700XE

The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has received a new Western Star 5700XE to power its “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer. The truck was presented to OOIDA at Western Star’s 50th Anniversary event in Phoenix on April 27. Click here to see the 5700XE in action in FE’s video. The truck is decked

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A diverse offering: Western Star sharpens its vocational focus

In addition to her duties as Western Star’s president, Kelley Platt is also the chief diversity officer for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). It’s a position that urges the company to reach out beyond the normal channels one would think to pull from when hiring and promoting. “Daimler Trucks North America, as a company, wants

Test driving the Western Star XD-25 lineup

I recently drove the truck pictured above, but before you call and report me to the authorities for driving without a CDL, I want to point out that I was on a closed track. I am always hesitant to hoist myself up into a truck cab where the door handle is more than eight feet

Western Star 5700XE sports new graphics package option

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. has announced the factory-installed Phantom 2 Graphics package as an option for customization of the 5700XE. The Phantom 2 Graphics package is an extension of the original graphics package and is available in several different colors and textures including matte, carbon fiber, and brushed aluminum. The components can be spec’d as