SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The first Western Star 5700 XE auto-shift tractors to hit US highways will be dressed in C.R. England livery.
The company announced this morning it is the first US carrier to receive the industry’s newest Class 8 highway tractor with Detroit’s DT12 automated transmission. It will begin taking delivery this month of nearly 200 Western Star 5700s. They’ll be given to tenured solo and team drivers and million mile drivers as a reward.
The trucks will feature Daimler’s DD15 engine.
“The adaptive cruise is so innovative and makes it easier to focus on being safe,” said Zach England, chief operating officer after a recent trip driving one of the vehicles. “We are pleased with this new addition to our fleet and expect it to be quite popular with our drivers.”
“Over the course of the last 12 months, we’ve been working with our valued partners at Warner Truck Center and Western Star Corporate to procure these state of the art tractors,” added Brandon Harrison, co-chief operating officer. “We’re thrilled to be in a position to offer our professional driver force some of the best and safest equipment on the market.”
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