Western Star road-trips to highlight fuel efficiency

Western Star Truck’s 4900SB model with fuel efficient (FE) package is now touring dealerships across the United States. Scheduled for the remainder of the year and throughout 2013, the tour will highlight the fuel efficient features of the Western Star® 4900SB FE truck. Equipped with the DetroitTM DD15 engine, the 4900SB FE combines aerodynamic features and lightweight options to improve fuel economy.

Western Star says the 4900SB, which was recently featured in a CCJ Test Drive by executive editor Jack Roberts, is Ideal for fleet, long haul bulk and manufacturing segments. The 4900SB FE features a wrap-around front bumper, underhood air cleaners and sloped hood, while maintaining Western Star’s classic exterior styling. Powered by the DD15 engine, Western Star says the 4900SB FE is ideal for companies that want to reduce transportation costs by maximizing fuel efficiency.

“This tour demonstrates how Western Star’s engineering, together with Detroit engine technology, can significantly reduce fuel consumption and ultimately positively impact a company’s bottom line,” said Ann Demitruk, director of marketing, Western Star. “Western Star is proud to showcase another solution that meets our customers’ needs for a tough and rugged truck without compromising fuel efficiency.”

Additional features, including an airliner suspension, lightweight aluminum fifth wheel and exclusive honeycomb sleeper construction make the 4900SB FE among the lightest trucks in its class.