Western Star rounds out X Series with 111-in. bbc cab model

Sources: Western Star Trucks, Portland, Ore.; CP staff Western Star has unveiled the 47X, a companion to the larger 49X model introduced in fall 2020—both evolving from the established 4700 and 4900 workhorses. The 47X is about 200 lbs. lighter than the 49X in like-for-like spec and available in 111.6-in. or 110.8-in. bumper to back of cab configurations, the latter…

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Daimler Truck to free Freightliner, Western Star of formal Mercedes-Benz ties

The German parent company of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in Portland, Ore. has outlined a separation plan, scheduled to be consummated late this year, positioning Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG as independent businesses, each with technology-heavy missions accompanying their passenger and commercial vehicle offerings. Daimler AG shareholders and the renamed legacy business will become respective majority and minority…

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Daimler plan cuts Freightliner, Western Star ties to Mercedes-Benz

Sources: Daimler AG, Germany; CP staff The parent company of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has outlined a separation plan, scheduled to be consummated late this year, positioning Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG as independent businesses, each with technology-heavy missions accompanying their passenger and commercial vehicle offerings. Daimler AG shareholders and the renamed legacy business Mercedes-Benz will become respective…

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Western Star reveals aluminum cab, Detroit-loaded 49X workhorse

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Sources: Western Star, Portland, Ore.; CP staff After extensive field testing in mixer, dump and other vocational applications, Western Star has unveiled the 49X, an aluminum cab model with single channel frame rail, composite hood and other modifications equating to a weight savings of more than 350 lbs. versus the 4900 truck, which will remain available.  

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MANUFACTURERS – SEPTEMBER 2019

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As a critical component of an ongoing commitment to a complete customer experience (CX) transformation, Daimler Trucks North America has created an entirely new CX organization and named 34-year company veteran Paul Romanaggi as Chief CX Officer.

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TRUCKS & COMPONENTS

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Our annual look at heavy-duty model introductions, updates and component advances coincides with strong fleet investment activity across ready mixed and manufactured concrete. Truck manufacturers and their suppliers remain mindful of driver safety and comfort, vehicle uptime and fuel efficiency. Concrete Products examines some of the top innovations from this year’s World of Concrete and Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Daimler tests 3D-printed parts for Freightliner, Western Star

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