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C.R. England Brings Western Star 5700 XE Tractors into its Fleet

July 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
C.R. England Is First U.S. Carrier to Introduce Western Star 5700 XE Automated Shift Transmission Tractors into Fleet (PRNewsFoto/C.R. England, Inc.) C.R. England Is First U.S. Carrier to Introduce Western Star 5700 XE Automated Shift Transmission Tractors into Fleet (PRNewsFoto/C.R. England, Inc.)

C.R. England, with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, is introducing nearly 200 new Western Star 5700 XE tractors into its fleet, with tenured solo and team drivers and million-miler drivers becoming the first to receive the Western Star vehicles. Tenured Independent contractors with lease availability will also be offered the option on new units.

“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.”

These exclusive, state-of-the-art tractors feature wood-grain and leather interiors and a Detroit Powertrain. This combines the DD15 with the direct drive DT12 automated shift transmission to provide one of the industry’s most efficient powertrain packages. In addition, these trucks come with many safety features, including forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise, and hill-start technologies. The Western Star 5700 XE has been designed to increase efficiency and to reduce the total cost of ownership.

The Western Star 5700 XE is manufactured in the United States at the state-of-the-art Daimler plant in Cleveland, N.C. Each 5700XE is assembled by hand, using the best Daimler technology.