C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Start 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.
Independent contractors with lead availability will also be offered the option on new units. The trucks will be equipped with the DD15 engine mated to a direct drive DT12 automated shift transmission. They also come with many safety features, including forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise and hill-start technologies.
In addition to a Detroit powertrain, the 2016 model-year trucks will also have wood grain and leather interiors.
"Over the course of the last 12 months, we've been working with our valued partners at Warner Truck Center and Western Star Corporate to procure these state of the art tractors," said Brandon Harrison, co-chief operating officer. "We're thrilled to be in a position to offer our professional driver force some of the best and safest equipment on the market."