Western Star Trucks Announces Sale of 4900 SA Day Cab Trucks to Commodity Logistics

WILLOUGHBY, OHIO …Western Star Trucks has announced that Commodity Logistics, Inc. has accepted the delivery of three 4900 SA day cabs to add to its growing fleet.

“Western Star trucks are designed to reflect the success and unique personality of their owners,” said John Merrifield, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Western Star Trucks. “We are proud to provide Commodity Logistics with the right trucks, customized to get the job done and convey their success to clients.”

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Commodity Logistics is a full-service logistics company providing asset-based supply chain services including warehousing, functionality, and technology information services to its clients across the United States. Ed Harwell, director of transportation for Commodity Logistics, was familiar with Western Star’s reputation in the industry as a reliable, good-looking and comfortable vehicle, and was waiting for the opportunity to add Western Star trucks to his fleet.

“We have experienced very rapid, triple-digit growth over the past five years and have regularly been adding to our truck fleet to keep up with client demand,” said Harwell. “It is also important for us to give our shippers and receivers a positive impression of our company, which depends on everything from customer service to our fleet. When a Western Star comes through the gate, it makes a statement – it conveys charisma and prestige.”

Buckeye Western Star of Columbus Ohio worked closely with Harwell to customize and purchase the trucks. The dealership prides itself on catering to each customer’s unique needs and offers several service options including a quick lube drive through service, 24-hour on-call help and on-road repair service. For additional convenience, customers are able to use showers, clothes washer and dryer, and an Internet hook-up.

In addition to the various amenities available at the dealer, Western Star offers a high-level of customized manufacturing with a wide variety of specs, luxury features and exterior styling options available. “I’ve been in the trucking business my whole life and this is the first time I’ve ever had a truck delivered to me exactly as spec’d,” Harwell added.

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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