Western Star Truck Sales Inc. will host its second annual Serious Trucks Challenge at World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas. The Serious Trucks Challenge will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 through Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in the Silver Lot outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Featuring the first public ride-and-drive in Western Star's all-new 4700 truck model, competitors will be tested on different challenges that simulate various construction tasks, such as parallel parking, s-curves, driver side parking, blind side parking and backing up and stopping on a 42-foot long, steeply graded ramp -- all designed to highlight Western Star truck's maneuverability through confined work spaces.
The Western Star 4700SF dump truck will be equipped with a 450 hp Detroit Diesel DD13 engine and Allison 4500 RDS transmission. The 4700 features a 110-inch BBC.
Additional Western Star trucks available for the challenge include the 4800SF dump truck featuring an Allison 3000 RDS, and a 4900SF mixer equipped with an Allison 4700 RDS featuring second reverse.
Western Star's 6900XD 40-ton dump and a twin-steer chassis are also scheduled to be on display.
Participants must have a current CDL to participate, and can register on site any time during World of Concrete show hours.