Western Star Trucks Announces Major Expansion of Dealer Network

Over 70 New Dealer Locations Added in Past 18 Months



LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY…A major expansion of the Western Star Trucks dealer network is underway. In the past 18 months, the company has added over 70 new dealer locations, constituting a 35 percent expansion of the overall size of the dealer network. The update on the major expansion of the Western Star dealer network was made during a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.



“We have said previously that we intend to significantly grow the Western Star brand in the U.S. and Canada,” said John Merrifield, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Western Star Trucks. “Expanding our dealer network is a key part of that strategy.”



New dealer locations include Chicago, Illinois; Houston and Ft. Worth, Texas; Brooklyn, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; Lexington, Virginia; Fontana, California; Texarkana, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Spokane, Washington, among others.



According to Merrifield, the new locations have significantly expanded the company’s sales, service and parts capabilities, which gives customers a stronger support network.



“We will continue to grow the Western Star dealer network to provide our existing customers with the best service possible and introduce future customers to the advantages of Western Star trucks,” Merrifield said.



To find their nearest Western Star dealer, customers should phone (800) 645-9139 or visit www.westernstartrucks.com.



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

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