Nevada Department of Transportation Adds Western Star® Trucks to Its Fleet

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REDFORD, MICHIGAN…Western Star Trucks today announced that the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently purchased 36 Western Star trucks. NDOT will distribute the trucks among its snowplow, sander, and dump truck fleets.

After NDOT submitted the specifications required for bid, Sierra Western Star of Sparks, Nev., developed a premium spec package to maximize performance and driver comfort. The resulting purchase included 4900 FA trucks with 123-inch BBCs and Caterpillar C13 engines.

Known for quality, performance, durability, and reliability, Western Star trucks boast wider service cabs with large door openings, room between the seats for the extensive body equipment control console, and a host of easy maintenance options. Since the NDOT trucks will be repurposed among its snowplow, sander, and dump truck fleets, depending on the season, it was important that the vehicles include all of the appropriate specifications for these applications.

“We’re looking forward to integrating the Western Star trucks into our fleet,” said Mike Stair, Equipment Superintendent for NDOT. “They will be an asset to the Department of Transportation.”

NDOT plans, designs, constructs, and maintains the transportation system for Nevada's travelers by evaluating environmental, economic and social needs, as well as intermodal transportation opportunities. The department is responsible for the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of the 5,400 miles of highway and nearly 1,000 bridges that make up the state highway system.

Western Star Trucks, headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a company of Freightliner LLC. Freightliner LLC is a unit of DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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