C.R. England adding new Western Star tractors to fleet

Updated Jul 15, 2015
C.R. England adding 2016 Western Star 5700 XEs to fleet

Salt Lake City-based C.R. England today announced it is adding 2016 Western Star 5700 XE tractors into its fleet.

Over the next several months, almost 200 new units will be put into service by C.R. England. Tenured solo and team drivers and million-mile drivers will be the first to receive the Western Star vehicles. Tenured independent contractors with lease availability will also be offered an option on new units.

The Western Star 5700 XE features a Detroit powertrain that combines the DD15 with a direct drive DT12 automated shift transmission.

In addition these 5700 XEs come with forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise, and hill-start technologies.

“The adaptive cruise is so innovative and makes it easier to focus on being safe,” said Zach England, chief operating officer. “We are pleased with this new addition to our fleet and expect it to be quite popular with our drivers.”

The Western Star 5700 XE is manufactured in the United States at the Daimler plant in Cleveland, NC.

“Over the course of the last 12 months, we’ve been working with our valued partners at Warner Truck Center and Western Star corporate to procure these state of the art tractors,” said Brandon Harrison, co-chief operating officer.  “We’re thrilled to be in a position to offer our professional driver force some of the best and safest equipment on the market.”