Western Star plays its extra safe and driver friendly in X-Series third act

Sources: Western Star Trucks Sales Inc., Portland, Ore.; CP staff Western Star Trucks consummates its X-Series “Trilogy of Tough” with an August 2 rollout of the on-highway 57X, which builds on (sister brand) Detroit technology, safety and powertrain features underpinning the on/off-highway 49X and 47X models unveiled in 2020 and 2021. Available in a day cab plus two long-haul versions,…

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Market, investment factors drive Caterpillar’s abrupt exit from on-highway trucks

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Caterpillar will discontinue production of its on-highway vocational truck series, citing the current climate for heavy duty vehicles and a restructuring plan aligning company businesses with existing conditions. It will cease taking orders but maintain support for the Class 8 CT660, CT680 and CT681 models in the field.

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