April 22, 2016
Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.
January 5, 2016
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.
July 14, 2015
C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.
July 7, 2015
The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.
June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders offer these for their on-highway customers.
June 8, 2015
Western Star's new chief talks about how Western Star and school bus customers are alike, getting her CDL, the reaction to the 5700EX and more.
April 10, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric introduced its Diamond Power S60 starter as an upgrade for Freightliner and Western star trucks using Detroit DD15 and DD16 engines.
March 18, 2015
The tough, burly tractor and its 600-hp diesel work hard to pull a heavy “train” trailer in frozen conditions.
February 9, 2015
In the final installment of this Ultimate Test Drive video Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the new Western Star 5700XE to the Nevada desert to put the truck through its paces on tough roads and steep grades. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
February 3, 2015
Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.
In this installment of the Ultimate Test Drive, we look at some of the high tech features of the Western Star 5700XE including new engine, body and safety enhancements.
Part 1 Part 2
January 29, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walk around of the Western Star 5700XE checking out some of the innovative features inside and out in the latest Ultimate Test Drive video. Check out Part 1 here.
January 28, 2015
In this Ultimate Test Drive video, the designer of the Western Star 5700XE talks about the time and effort that were put into designing a truck that not only looks good, but is aerodynamic and functional.
January 13, 2015
Watson and Chalin introduced the Tru-Track 13K and 20K steerable lift axles at Freightliner and Western Star. The axles are available through a direct ship program.
December 15, 2014
We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.
Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains
for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.
November 19, 2014
A new 2015 limited-edition calendar from Western Star features the theme, “Tough Challenges vs. Tougher Trucks."
November 14, 2014
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big
classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
September 19, 2014
It's bold, it's edgy, it's unique. Meet the 5700XE, Western Star's first every truly aerodynamic highway truck. Equipment Editor Jim Park offers a sneak peak of an upcoming Ultimate Test Drive video.
September 17, 2014
Market research conducted by Western Star showed that even the die-hard classic truck aficionados acknowledge that fuel economy should be an important part of a truck spec. So Western Star has a delivered a truly classic styled truck with aerodynamic performance they say goes toe-to-toe with any truck on the road today. Here's a closer look at the 5700XE. Read more about it here.
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