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July 21, 2014

DTNA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.

May 22, 2014

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

May 19, 2014

UAW Members Approve New Daimler Trucks Contract

United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

April 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

April 7, 2014

Past and Future Mingle at MATS

Where in the same exhibit hall could you see a stagecoach, a 1964 White Freightliner cabover, an '85 Dodge Ram and a sleek Jetsons-like tractor-trailer with a carbon fiber trailer? Deborah Lockridge explains in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

March 27, 2014

WS Makes Virtual Technician Standard on Many Models, Offers UltraShift Plus, ESC

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Immediate assessment of fault codes keeps trucks working, while more automated transmission availability enhances versatility, the builder says.

February 17, 2014

Stemco Motor Wheel Becomes a Lightweight Supplier to Freightliner and Western Star

Stemco Motor Wheel, manufacturer of brake drums for commercial vehicles, announces its CentriFuse Lightweight Brake Drum is now a published option for certain Freightliner and Western Star trucks models.

February 17, 2014

New Options Now Available for Western Star 4700

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. announced that a frame rail mounted vertical exhaust stack is now offered as an option for Western Star 4700 set-back and set-forward truck and tractor models.

February 4, 2014

Western Star 4700 Now Available with Allison 4700 RDS Transmission

Western Star Trucks Inc. announced that the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series automatic transmission is now available for the Western Star 4700.

January 29, 2014

Former Daimler Truck Head Renschler Leaves Daimler AG

The former head of Daimler Trucks, who was promoted nearly a year ago by parent Daimler AG to oversee production and purchasing of Mercedes Benz cars and vans, has abruptly left the company.

December 20, 2013

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.

November 6, 2013

Western Star 4800SB 8x8 All-Wheel Drive Model Now Available

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. announced the availability of its 4800SB all-wheel drive model in an 8x8 axle configuration.

August 20, 2013

Western Star, Klein Develop High-Capacity Water Tank Truck

Western Star Trucks announced the availability of a 6,500-gallon water tank truck for the 4900XD. Developed in collaboration with Klein Products Inc., the truck features a Klein K650 water tank to provide a more efficient road dust control operation for construction, quarry and mining applications.

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

June 4, 2013

'Transforming' a Western Star into a Movie Star

The forthcoming "Transformers 4" movie will give viewers a sneak peak at the latest Western Star truck in development. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

April 24, 2013

Paccar, Daimler Report Lower Earnings and Revenue

Overall business and profits declined in the first quarter of the year for the parent companies of several truck makers.

March 7, 2013

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Wednesday introduced all-wheel drive versions of its 4700SB (setback front axle) truck. Now available to order, the 4700SB AWD can be had in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, and is aimed at construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction.

March 6, 2013

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star Wednesday introduced all-wheel drive versions of its 4700SB (setback front axle) truck. Now available to order, the 4700SB AWD can be had in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, and is aimed at construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction.

February 6, 2013

Meritor’s Wabco Roll Stability Control System is now available on Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 truck models

Western Star Trucks Inc. announced that Meritor’s Wabco Roll Stability Control System is now available on Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 truck models equipped with Meritor’s anti-lock braking system.

November 16, 2012

Western Star 2013 Calendar Available

Western Star Truck Sales announced its limited edition 2013 calendar is now available.

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