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OOIDA Member Discounts Offered for Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

Current members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association now have access to rebates on certain new Freightliner and Western Star trucks as well as qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers.

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Earnings Watch: Daimler Profit Slips as Sales Increase

Daimler AG, parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel, Mercedes, Fuso and others, reported on Friday that its first quarter profit slipped – despite record-setting vehicle sales.

Earnings Watch: UPS, Daimler Record Big Profits

Two of the biggest names in trucking, one in the shipping business and the other in the manufacturing sector, reported their fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings on Thursday morning and both showed big gains.

Behind-Cab Storage, Sleeper, Crew Boxes

“Back packs” newly available from Western Star Trucks are offered as an economical way to add behind-the-seats interior space to work vehicles without engineering integral extensions.

Merger Creates One of Largest Freightliner, Western Star Truck Dealers

Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler.

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

Minimizer Offers Custom Floor Mats for Western Star Trucks

Minimizer has released five more Custom Molded Floor Mat kits designed for model year 2016-2018 Western Star trucks.

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running

While pulling the Smithco tipper, a Western Star 6900XD acted as a tractor, but it’s really a straight truck fitted with a fifth-wheel kit. This is part of Carco Industries' MBT-40 Multi-Body Transformer system. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor.

Freightliner's Inside Man

Daimler Trucks North America's CEO just got a big promotion. And that could turn up the heat on the already scorching truck technology race on this side of The Pond, speculates Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.