Daimler Trucks North America has launched a new engineering division dedicated to Western Star Trucks
, according to reports by Truck News.

The new division will be comprised of about 50 engineers and engineering systems. The division will be headed by Randy DeBortoli.

"Many of our engineers in the new team have significant experience in Western Star product and in providing solutions for heavy-duty applications like those that are experienced throughout the world," DeBortoli told Truck News. "It is important that the Western Star product evolves with its customer base and that base is about heavy-duty trucks with custom engineering solutions."

The new division will be located near Western Star's manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore.