Western Star Presents OOIDA with New 5700XE

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 25, 2015 – Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., is continuing its partnership with the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) by providing a new 5700XE to the organization. The truck will pull OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States. The partnership will be recognized during a special ceremony on Friday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m., at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) at the Western Star booth (#30185), where the truck will also be on display.

Equipped with a Detroit DD15® engine and Detroit™ DT12™ automated manual transmission, the OOIDA 5700XE has distinctive blue paint and boasts Western Star’s Phantom Graphic package which provides a muscle car flare while reducing reflective glare for the driver. A plush interior with real wood cabinets, premium upholstery and Ultraleather seats provide great comfort for long hauls. 

“We are proud of our relationship with OOIDA, and are looking forward to continuing our support of owner-operators through the organization by donating something else we’re proud of – our new 5700XE,” said Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager for Western Star.

Added “Spirit” driver Jon Osburn: “It has been an honor to be behind the wheel of the Western Star – on the road, and at every stop, this stunning truck draws a crowd. It will no doubt be fun showing off the new 5700XE and experiencing all it has to offer.”

For more information, visit the Western Star booth (#30185) at MATS or go to www.WesternStarTrucks.com.

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the only national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 15,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area.


OOIDA's Western Star 5700XE will be on display at the Western Star booth during a special ceremony on Friday, March 27.
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