New Western Star Limited-Edition Calendar Takes On Toughest Challenges in 2015


PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 19, 2014 – There’s no challenge that a Western Star truck can’t conquer, and the new 2015 limited-edition calendar “Tough Challenges vs. Tougher Trucks” shows readers the kinds of extreme tasks a Western Star can encounter and overcome on a daily basis.  

The calendar incorporates illustrations from artists Eric Larsen (Portland, Ore.) and Kyle Raetz (Mason, Mich.), and design studio ilovedust (London, England) to showcase, in an artistically stylized way, that a Western Star truck can handle anything thrown at it. The conceptualized scenarios range from straightforward to more abstract.

For example, April, 2015, features a 4900SB equipped with a Detroit DD16® engine that transports booster rockets which weigh nearly 200,000 lbs. empty and are 149 feet long, while Western Star’s newest truck – the 5700XE – is prominently featured in the calendar paired against challenges such as “bean counters” and weigh stations, showcasing the aerodynamic benefits and weight advantages of the truck.    

“Western Star trucks are always ready for any challenge, and our new calendar showcases some the most intense jobs our customers are taking on at any given time,” said Ann Demitruk, director of marketing for Western Star.

The “Tough Challenges vs. Tougher Trucks” can be ordered through the Western Star website at or through a Western Star dealer.

For additional information, and to find a local dealer, visit or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

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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