Western Star to Host Second Annual 'Serious Trucks Challenge' at World of Concrete 2012

Second annual challenge features the first public ride-and-drive in Western Star's all-new 4700 truck model


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.