Western Star is positioned as a premium brand within the Daimler Trucks North America family. Our products are targeted at small and medium fleets, as well as owner-operators, with a focus on vocational and extreme-duty segments.
Our history dates back to 1967, when we started building heavy-duty logging and oilfield trucks. Since then, we’ve built on that heritage, combining it with DTNA’s expertise in technology and innovation to create some of the industry’s most durable and dependable Class 8 trucks. We’ve recently expanded our line, giving us a complete range of trucks from the entry-level 4700 to the all-new 5700XE extreme efficiency highway truck.
Some of the features that make Western Star® Trucks unique are our galvanized steel cab, our lightweight honeycomb sleeper and our fuel-efficient Detroit™ powertrain options. In fact, we offer over 3000 options that allow our customers to build the perfect truck for their specific application – whether they’re in the middle of North America or the middle of the Australian Outback.
All our trucks are proudly built in the United States, both in Portland, Oregon and Cleveland, North Carolina. Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.Visit Western Star Trucks
Western Star entered the fuel-efficient truck category in the first quarter of 2015, and did it in a big way. The 5700XE features one-of-a-kind looks, coupled with a fuel-efficient powertrain that makes it the truck to have. It features all the new safety features companies are looking for, such as collision avoidance, lane departure and electronic stability control – as well as the quiet interior along with real-wood appointments drivers want. Its sharp edges, smooth ride and high efficiency have already made it a big success in many fleets across North America.Visit allnews5700.com
Since its introduction in 2012, the 4700 has established itself as the go-to truck or tractor in various segments including municipalities, agriculture, construction and LTL highway hauling. Its good looks, sharp turning radius and sloped hood are just a few features customers love, while the point-to-point wiring, the electrical raceway and the single 3.2M RBM frame rail make it the perfect choice for bodybuilders. It’s been so successful that in only 3 years it’s grown to over 50% of the Western Star production mix.
There’s not much the 4900 can’t do. Truck or tractor, it’s built to last forever, whether it’s working the rugged oilfield of the Yukon Peninsula or is hauling freight across the country. For off-road applications, the 4900 can be spec’d as a twin steer, an all-wheel drive or with a Tier III engine. And when it comes to owner-operators, it delivers the traditional long nose look they simply can’t resist. If there was one truck that summed up the heritage of Western Star, this is it.