Western Star

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

| September 11, 2014

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.

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

| June 04, 2014

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 ...

Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

| May 22, 2014

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

Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-AmericaImage Gallery

| March 26, 2014

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 ...

Class 8 wins at Tennessee Tow Show truck show

| October 25, 2013

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 ...

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

| September 27, 2013

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.

VIDEOS, PICS: Western Stars at N.Y. truck pullImage Gallery

| August 03, 2013

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.

A working truck at the show boothImage Gallery

| July 26, 2013

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 ...

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