Freightliner Trucks and Western Star Host Ride-and-Drives at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 21, 2012 – Freightliner Trucks and Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. are hosting ride-and-drives at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), March 22-24. Taking place during show hours, participants can test drive a vehicle from each respective brand on a loop around the Kentucky Exposition Center.



The trucks available to drive include:



- A 2012 Freightliner Cascadia® 125 with a 72-inch Raised Roof sleeper equipped with a 475 hp Detroit DD15® engine and Eaton UltraShift® PLUS transmission.



- A Western Star® 4900 set-back (SB) with Fuel Efficiency (FE) package featuring a 123-inch BBC and 68-inch Stratosphere® sleeper. The 4900SB FE package is equipped with a 475 hp DD15 engine and Eaton 13-speed transmission.



Drivers must have a current CDL to participate, and can sign up for a ride-and-drive at the Freightliner Trucks booth (#30125) or the Western Star booth (#30155) during the show.



For more information about Freightliner Trucks, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.



For more information about Western Star, go to www.WesternStar.com.



Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.



Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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