Western Star Completes OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” Tour

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Relied on Western Star to Tour the Country

WILLOUGHBY, OHIO…Western Star Trucks announced today that it has completed its two-year participation in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour.

“We are pleased to have been an integral part of this cross-country tour,” said John Merrifield, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Western Star Trucks. “Western Star is the perfect truck for the tour’s long trips and demanding schedule.”

As a way of reaching prospective members, OOIDA frequently took its 4900 EX Western Star and display trailer on a cross-country tour. Board member, Woody Chambers, and his wife, Paula, lead the national awareness tour and invited owner-operators to meet them at any of their scheduled stops.

Based in Grain Valley, Mo., the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers.

Western Star Trucks Inc. is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading North American producer of heavy-duty trucks. Headquartered in Willoughby, Ohio, Western Star produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Freightliner LLC is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.


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