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Announcing the Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Finance Program

In recognition for the service of the United States military personnel, Western Star Trucks (WST) & Daimler Truck Financial (DTF) are pleased to announce the VetStar Military Appreciation Finance Program. The VetStar program provides current and veteran military personnel a choice of two valuable incentives on eligible Western Star units financed or leased with Daimler Truck Financial



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27 Units Available at Multiple LTG Locations (as of article posting date)

2013 Freightliner Cascadia 125, 72" MRXT

Detoit DD15 Engine, 475 HP, 245" WB, 3.36 Ratio, 24.5 LP Tires, All Aluminum Wheels.  Miles 270,000-330,000.  Electric APU's on all units.  Remaining factory warranty coverage on engine and powertrain.  Local Fleet Trades, exceptionally maintained, full trade terms, DOT'd, detailed, and serviced. 

 $69,500* sales price, per unit.

* Does not include tax, title, license, TX State inventory tax or any other applicable state, city or county taxes.



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For your peace of mind, Lonestar Truck Group offers several warranty options.  AGWS Compass with XLT Coverage provides rates for 12 months, 18 mo...

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Lonestar Truck Group is now an authorized Pitts Trailers distributor.

Since 1976, Pitts Trailers has been synonymous with innovation, performance, value, quality and durability.

As the world's largest manufacturer of forestry trailers, Pitts offers a wide variety of truck trailers including log trailers, open and closed top chip vans, moving floor van, steel and composite platforms and drop deck and oilfield lowboys and floats.

Check our trailer inventory or call your nearest Lonestar Truck Group dealer



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Detroit has designed, engineered and manufactured the engine, transmission and axles to work together to lower your real cost of ownership.

The Detroit DD15 Engine can cruise at the same road speed at lower RPM's reducing fuel consumption and friction.  This is made possible by integrating our fastest-ever tandem axle and made easy with our smooth-shifting DT12 Transmission.  The DT12 Transmissionlinks the engine to the axles.





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Planning to start your year with a new truck?  Daimler Truck Financial has the flexibility and expertise to handle the largest fleet transaction or single truck financing.


Fixed Rate/Commercial Finance Programs--At the end of the term you will own the vehicle outright.


  • Owner-Operator
  • Fleet Finance
  • Vocational
  • Municipal


Leasing Programs


  • Fleet Lease
  • Vocational Lease
  • Municipal Lease


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Lonestar Truck Group now offers state-of-the-art chassis dynamometer services.  With today's engines and power trains, we now have state-of-the-art diagnostic capability.  LTG recently installed new PowerTest chassis dynos, and the response from our customers has been very positive.


Here's how our dyno services can help you:


  • We can more efficiently diagnose and trouble-shoot.
  • Our PowerTest Chassis Dynamometer makes vehicle testing easy.
  • With computerized automation, our dynamometer measures a maximum of 800 horsepower @ 85 MPH.
  • It will simulate an 80,000 lbs. load, measuring torque & crank case pressure and many other key factors.





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(From Team Runsmart)


As a way to reward loyal customers, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced
Truck Bucks, a new rewards program. Enrolled professional drivers will enjoy discounts and special product incentives with the Truck Bucks rewards card at check-out in Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, and Detroit service locations. 

Specials will include discounts on select parts and services. Discounts will easily be applied at the check-out without the need for coupons or further action by you, the customer.

Todd Biggs, director, aftermarket parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, explained that DTNA has always focused on creating customer value through its product and service offerings, providing customers with the lowest total cost of ownership and best performance in the market. “That has been the best loyalty program we could have designed, but we wanted



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(Excerpts from Western Star/Star Nation)


We’re sure this Western Star is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. After speaking with Dale Davis, General Manager at Farmington Western Star & Freightliner in New Mexico, we were blown away with this monster of a truck. He revealed that this is the largest tire handler in the world, and most definitely the first of its kind.


This beast is a 2014 Western Star 4900 with a DD15 engine and Allison transmission, and attached is a giant Stellar crane that can lift 20,000 pounds at full extension. It has a reach of 21 feet and a maximum clamping span of 164 inches with a continuous rotation of 360 degrees.

And who would ever need a truck like this? 



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Texarkana Truck Center has opened a new state-of-the-art location in Nash, Texas.


The full service Freightliner and Western Star dealer said access to its former 40,000 square feet location was inhibited and was not well-suited for Elite Support certification.


Lonestar Truck Group says its Texarkana Truck Center’s new multi-million dollar facility was created and designed around the Elite Support model, with all facets of the building designed to be more customer-friendly and more efficient for the employees.


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How does the Detroit DT12 Transmission assist drivers?


A pneumatic actuator engages the clutch and shifts the transmission, allowing for faster and smoother gear-shifts compared to electronic actuation.  There are several options of driving modes depending on terrain and specific applications, including:




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After many months of development, Lonestar Truck Group has begun piloting KwikParts, an online parts application, with select customers.  KwikParts enables customers to tap into LTG's parts inventory to get real-time availability and pricing.


"Our customers are telling us consistently and persistently that they want an easier way to buy parts from us.  Too often our phones are busy resulting in delay and frustration for the customer.  KwikParts will allow our customers to purchase parts quickly and efficiently, without the telephone and without having to be a parts expert," said Dan Stevens of Lonestar Truck Group.



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What is CSA 2010?


CSA - Compliance, Safety, Accountability reengineers the former enforcement and compliance process to provide a better view into how well large commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers are complying with safety rules, and to intervene earlier with those who are not. Rolled out in December 2010, the program establishes a new enforcement and compliance that will utilize the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) resources, and those of its State enforcement partners, more efficiently and effectively, making the roads even safer for everyone.



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Elite Support: What is it?


It is an Elite group of Freightliner/Western Star authorized service outlets delivering a superior service experience, in a consistent manner, at a good value, as validated by the customer.


How does a dealer qualify?


Dealer participants must meet 129 defined standards and best practices and validated annually. Each facility is required to have a Continuous Improvement Coordinator on site to facilitate continuous improvement methodologies.



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The Detroit Diesel family of engines are built on a platform designed for “The best in Class Fuel Economy.” Best in Class Horse Power. Best in Class Torque. Best In Class Emissions. Best in Class Dependability. 


The DD Family of engines were first introduced in 2007, since then it has set the standard for all other Diesel engines. The DD Platform from the beginning was designed to meet the stringent EPA Guidelines, so it is no surprise that the Detroit Diesel is already certified for 2014 emissions. One of Detroit Diesel’s competitors has yet to meet the 2010 or 2012 emissions requirements. 



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Lonestar Truck Group service keeps your truck up and running and not down and idle using our new Uptime Pro software.  Lonestar offers full service for all makes and models of trucks.

We know when your truck is down it drains your business in two ways: downtime and repair cost.


Uptime Pro – Customer benefits:
  • Real time repair status by computer when it is more convenient and quicker than by phone.
  • Equipment visibility anywhere in the Freightliner system at participating Uptime Pro dealers.
  • Time and date stamp on written communications instead of relying on memory from phone calls.
  • Written estimates.
  • Assurance that recall and campaign items have been verified.


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Lonestar Truck Group is proud to offer NTP (National Truck Protection) Warranties.  Now you can buy used trucks with confidence.


  • 6 Month/50k mile engine, turbo, injector coverage on every qualifying used heavy duty truck
  • 6 Month/25k mile engine, turbo, injector coverage on every qualifying used medium duty truck
  • No repair cost caps


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UPDATE: Due to lack of interest from our customers, Live Chat has been taken offline as of 7/1/2012.  We will continue to explore new technologies that make doing business easier for our customers.  Send us your comments regarding what you would like to see. 


Lonestar Truck Group has added a new feature to our website which enables customers to chat live with our sales associates.  The new feature is currently available in our Texarkana and Tyler parts departments, and other locations will be coming on board soon.





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Effective Monday, February 20th, customers traveling North on Interstate 35 will need to take an alternate route to reach Waco Freightliner.  The Meyers Lane exit (340) on Northbound I-35 will be closed due to road construction.  This closure is expected to last 10-14 days.


Customers will need to take the Lake Shore exit (339) and travel approximately 1.5 miles on the frontage road to reach the dealership during this time.


We are excited about the better...



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Protect your yourself, your family and your trucking investment.  There is no down payment if you choose to finance your premiums.  Enjoy no rate increases for the duration of your finance agreement if you choose to finance your premiums.  Insurance in your own name allows you to build your own good loss history.  Your Insurance Options:


  • PHYSICAL DAMAGE--Specified Perils or Comprehensive Coverage and Collision Coverage for your truck or trailer.
  • TRUCK DELUXE--Downtime or Rental Reimbursement, Towing & Storage Coverage, Personal Effects, Windshield Replacement (No deductible)


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Why winterize your equipment?


It's the small issues that cause the initial winter problems.  Winter is only costly to your business if you don't prepare.  Let us winterize your equipment to prevent expensive road repairs and major downtime.




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Ramming Paving Company recently purchased ten of the new 114SD Freightliners equipped with the Seven Axle Ox Superdump Bodies from the Lonestar Truck Group dealer in Temple, Texas.  With this configuration they can haul the same carrying capacity as the tractors with belly dump trailers but are more versatile in the jobs that they can perform because of their maneuverability.

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