Western Star celebrates as 200,000th truck rolls off assembly line
Company held a special event at its Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant
The 200,000th truck, which will be upfitted as a vacuum excavator, will bear a special marker of its significance to the Western Star team and will also have the signatures of the men and women who design, build and sell the trucks inscribed underneath its hood.
Joe Johnson Equipment has bought more than 1,000 Western Star trucks in total.
"They've exceeded our expectations all along," said vice president Jeff Johnson. "It's an honor to add the 200,000th Western Star to our fleet."
Western Star sold its 100,000th truck in February 2006 after 39 years in business; it took only 14 years to sell the second 100,000 trucks. The 4700 is Western Star's most popular truck model and was recently updated with several new enhancements that contribute to its safety, productivity and ease of upfit.
"We're thrilled to see the 200,000th Western Star join the workforce," said David Carson, senior vice president, Vocational segment, Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA). "Western Star trucks have a hard-earned reputation as tough trucks that are able to withstand the most extreme conditions and applications. This particular truck, like the ones before it and those that follow, is built for the men and women who depend on their truck to tackle the toughest jobs there are."
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