Western Star

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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Western Star hosting design contest

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will be showcased at the 2014 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Fans and customers cast their first vote at this year's MATS at Western Star booth (#30185) and online at www.DesignOurStar.com. Registration there is free and users can enter for chances ...

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Daimler Trucks cutting up to 1,300 jobs

In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.

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Rising star: Western Star 4700SF proves itself in the desert

Western Star built its legacy on the unlikely pairing of bare-knuckle toughness and champagne-sipping elegance.

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Western Star debuts Model 4700 tractor in Las Vegas

The 4700 tractor incorporates a high-visibility hood and a wide variety of fifth-wheel and wheelbase selections.

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Alliance aftermarket fuel tanks

GEAR GUIDE -- Alliance Truck Parts introduced new aftermarket cylindrical fuel tanks offered with an online configuration tool.

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