SALT LAKE CITY – The trucking company C.R. England announced on Tuesday it is the first in the U.S. to introduce the 2016 Western Star 5700XE tractor featuring an automated shift transmission into its fleet.
Over the next several months, almost 200 new units will be put into service with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers the first to receive the rigs, while tenured independent contractors will also be offered the option on new units as a lease.
“The adaptive cruise is so innovative and makes it easier to focus on being safe,” said Zach England, chief operating officer following 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.”
These tractors feature a Detroit powertrain that combines the DD15 engine with the direct drive DT12 automated shift transmission. In addition, these trucks come with many safety features including forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise, and hill-start technologies.
The Western Star 5700XE is manufactured at the Daimler Trucks North America plant in Cleveland, NC.
Based in Utah, C.R. England and is one of North America’s largest freight transportation providers with services including national, Mexico, Canada, regional truckload, dedicated, intermodal and logistics.
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