PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks has reached the 200,000 mark in Western Star truck deliveries in the United States. The iconic trucks, with their striking front-end design and characteristic chrome look, are used in North America predominantly as special vehicles and construction-site vehicles in the vocational trucks segment.
Western Star trucks are generally custom-made vehicles manufactured specifically in accordance with the body requirements of the customers, and the tractors are particularly well known for their robustness and resistance under harsh conditions.
The anniversary vehicle — a Western Star 4700 SB with a waste-water disposal body — was handed over to the customer, Joe Johnson Equipment, at the Western Start plant in Portland on March 10.
Western Star was founded in 1967 in Cleveland as a manufacturer of trucks for use in the wood and oil industries. In 2000, Daimler Trucks North America took over the brand. The first 100,000 vehicles were sold by Western Star over the course of 39 years, and 100,000 more have been sold to customers since 2006.
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