Western Star Offers Allison Optimized Package for On-Highway and Vocational Markets

ST. LOUIS – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. today announced its partnership with Allison Transmission, Inc. to offer the specially designed Allison Optimized package for Western Star® trucks.

Ideal for Western Star heavy haul, mixer, dump and short haul tractor applications, the Allison Optimized package combines the best Allison features and duty-cycle knowledge to deliver peak performance, enhanced durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection for Western Star customers.

“We’re working hard to provide our on-highway and vocational customers with superior powertrain solutions that meet the demands of their jobs, and partnering with Allison gets us one step closer to that goal,” said Mike Jackson, general manager, Western Star. “Allison Optimized transmissions provide our customers with a premium package that maximizes efficiency and power for a complete solution.”

The Allison Optimized package includes the following features:

Shift Energy Management


Reduced Engine Load at Stop

Load Base Shift Schedule

Auto Neutral

TES 295 Synthetic Fluid

In addition, the Allison Optimized package features industry leading warranty coverage.

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.

Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) is the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison products are specified by over 250 of the world‘s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in many market sectors including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications. Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,900 people. Regional headquarters with dedicated support staff are located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Japan. With a global presence in 80 countries, Allison has over 1,500 distributor and dealer locations. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.

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