Western Star

Western Star gives OOIDA brand new Western Star, truck to debut at GATS

Western Star presented the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week with a new 5700 XE to pull its Spirit of the American Trucker display trailer to shows and other events.

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Western Star suspension option update

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

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Photo, video: Western Star introduces re-designed on-highway tractor

Western Star unveiled Sept. 11 its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker says is designed for driver comfort and equipped with an array of modern tech.

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OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

Detroit announced Thursday a new fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles.

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Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-America

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck on the show floor. (Photos by Jason Cannon)

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Class 8 wins at Tennessee Tow Show truck show

Congrats to wrecker owner-operator Ken Schofield of Bull's Gap, Tenn. Schofield won a first-place trophy in the competition at the Tennessee Tow Show in Chattanooga, Tenn., in September for this custom Class 8 wrecker. It's a 2008 Western Star powered by a Detroit engine, Schofield says, with a 13 speed transmission and a 35-ton Century body built by Crouch's Wrecker in Kingston Springs, Tenn. "They did a really great job," says Schofield, who had the ...

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Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

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VIDEOS, PICS: Western Stars at N.Y. truck pull

Ralph Dineen Jr. and son came out on top of the competitive truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y. Vids and a gallery of photos of their run here.

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A working truck at the show booth

Oscar Robledo's 2005 Western Star at the Load One show booth at the Expedite Expo -- Robledo was surprised when he was asked to show the truck there, but ultimately he shouldn't have been, says company president.

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