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Archive for March, 2015

New Freightliner Models Premiere

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

For those in need of a Freightliner with severe-terrain and off-road applications, the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis is the place to be.

The Work Truck Show is considered a must-attend event, as it only happens once a year. Those within the industry will have a chance to view new products, interact with other professionals and meet technical engineering representatives.

Of course, the most excitement is centered on a new Freightliner. (more…)

Sprinter Vans Sprint Across Atlantic in 2016

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Vans, parent to the Daimler group’s Sprinter Vans line, announced a much-anticipated move stateside. For years the company’s Sprinter vans were built at a plant in Germany and then shipped to America to be sold. Now, with plans in motion to create a brand new facility in the U.S. for Sprinter production, the brand can be fully embraced by the ever-expanding market here. Read on to find out more! (more…)

Truck Fuel Efficiency: A Top Priority for the Industry

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

While the past year’s incredible sales figures in the trucking industry can be attributed to a number of different factors, there is one in particular that stands out: fuel efficiency. Truck fuel efficiency has become an increasingly important issue to manufacturers and fleet owners alike, and it looks like this will remain the rule well into the future. Read on to learn more about what the top trucking brands are saying about truck fuel efficiency!


Western Star Welcomes New General Manager

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

The Western Star family will be welcoming a new member this spring! The Daimler Trucks North America division will be taking on a new general manager as of April 1: Kelley Platt. Platt will be taking over for current general manager Michael Jackson after his retirement on March 31 of this year. Read on to find out more about Platt and her plans for the Western Star brand!

WesternStar New General Manager Will Bring New Perspective to Western Star

 Platt is no stranger to DTNA; in 1989, she became the manager of treasury services at the company’s Freightliner division, and she also served as President and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. Her impressive resume and decades of experience have made Platt perfectly qualified to take over the general manager position at Western Star, as her predecessor noted in his retirement announcement.

One of Platt’s goals for the Western Star brand is to not only continue the work of producing high-quality trucks, but also to place customer satisfaction at the forefront and work to discover new strategies and technologies that will help make every fleet owner’s Western Star dealings profitable and successful. Platt will soon be relocating to the DTNA corporate headquarters in Portland, OR so that she can begin her work.

Platt’s move to general manager is just one of the many exciting pieces of news to come out of the trucking industry as of late. There have been advancements in technology, incredibly high sales figures, and many more impressive statistics to see- just in these last few months! Check in regularly with the Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star blog to learn more about the latest in the trucking industry.

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Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the bestchoice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

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Source: http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/western-star-prepares-new-gm

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