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Western Star Trucks is an American truck manufacturer featured in American Truck Simulator. In 1967, White Motor Company started the Western Star division as White Western Star with a new plant at Kelowna, British Columbia, sharing headquarters with White in Cleveland, Ohio. White Western Star trucks in that era typically used cabs from its sister company, Autocar. Western Star production was moved to Ogden, Utah, but it was not included in the 1980 sale of White to Volvo, instead being sold to Bow Valley Resources and Nova Corporation, each owning 50%. In 1991, Western Star Trucks was purchased by the owners of the Western Star Australian subsidiary, Terry Peabody and Bob Shand. In 1996, ERF was purchased. It was sold in 2000 to MAN. In 2000, Western Star was purchased by DaimlerChrysler, becoming part of the Freightliner Trucks division. In 2002, Western Star production was moved to a plant in Portland, Oregon.

Western Star Trucks was the next truck brand featured after Mack Trucks. The Western Star 49X was added to the game on September 30, 2020, along with the 1.38 update.

It was firstly featured in the 18 Wheels of Steel series under the fake name Whiplash.

The headquarters of Western Star Trucks are located in PortlandOregon.

Release History[]

  • 4 March 2020: A SCS representative visits Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon. A company that owns the Freightliner Trucks and Western Star Trucks.[1]
  • 19 June 2020: The 1.38 Open Beta added the Western Star dealership prefab in the game files.[2]
  • 16 July 2020: With the Idaho DLC released, Lewiston is one of the cities that also has an Western Star dealership, but without the Western Star logo.
  • 10 September 2020: SCS Software officially announced that the NEXT Western Star truck will arrive very shortly after its real-life release.[3]
  • 29 September 2020:
    • 16:46 UTC: SCS Software shared a screenshot in their social medias confirming the addition of the Western Star manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon.[4]
    • 21:00 UTC: Western Star officially reveals their new truck, the Western Star 49X.[5]
  • 30 September 2020:
    • 08:54 UTC: SCS shows a preview of the Western Star 49X on their Twitch channel and Steam page.[6]
    • 16:10 UTC: Western Star 49X is released along with a trailer video.[7]
  • 21 December 2020: During the SCS Christmas Stream, the Sleeper cabins of the 49X were shown and it was confirmed that they will come out in early 2021.[8]
  • 2 February 2021: During the 5th Anniversary Stream of American Truck Simulator, is briefly shown the Western Star 49X Sleeper cabin.[9]
  • 3 February 2021: SCS announced on their social medias that on 4 February 2021, will have a Special Western Star 49X Stream.[10]
  • 4 February 2021:
    • 17:00 UTC: It is confirmed during the Special Western Star 49X Stream, that the 1.40 update, will bring the Sleeper Cabin options for 49X, new customization options, 36 new chassis options, plus the addition of the SBA version.[11]
    • 18:30 UTC: 1.40 update Open Beta is released.[12]
  • 5 February 2021: Blog post about Western Star® 49X Update.[13]
  • 23 March 2021: 1.40 update is released.[14]

Models[]

There are three models in American Long Haul, Convoy and Haulin', two models in Extreme Trucker 2 and only one model in Across America and Pedal to the Metal.

Model name 18 Wheels of Steel name Image
Western Star 4864 Whiplash 4900

ALH / Convoy / Haulin'

Western Star 6900 TS Whiplash 6900

ALH / Convoy / ET 2 / Haulin'

Western Star 6900 XD Whiplash 9004

AA / ALH / Convoy / ET 2 / Haulin' / PTTM

Available Preconfigured Models[]

There are 2 different preconfigured models at Western Star truck dealers in ATS, but all of them are customizable.

Name Image Series Chassis Cabin Engine Power Engine Torque Gearbox Fuel Paint List Price Required Level
Western Star 49X Day Cab 49X 6x2 Day Cab 370 hp (276kW) 1,250 lb-ft (1695 Nm) / 975 rpm Eaton FM-15E310B-LAS 150 gal Black $119,705.- 0
Western Star 49X Day Cab 49X 6x4 Day Cab 600 hp (447kW) 2,050 lb-ft (2779 Nm) / 975 rpm Detroit DT12-OA 200 gal Red $154,985.- 0

Truck Dealers[]

For driving directions to Western Star locations, see Western Star Trucks (Directions).

There are 4 Western Star truck dealers in ATS.

City State
Alamosa Flag of Colorado.png Colorado
Lewiston Flag of Idaho small.png Idaho
Salina Flag of Utah small.png Utah
Stockton CA mini.png California

Trivia[]

  • Until the 1.38 update, Oxnard had a Western Star dealership, but it was removed and replaced with a Freightliner Trucks dealership in the 1.39 update.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. SCS Software on Twitter, 2020-03-04 (accessed 2020-03-04)
  2. SCS Software, SCS Forum, 2020-06-19 (accessed 2020-06-19)
  3. SCS Software, The NEXT Western Star® is Coming to American Truck Simulator, 2020-09-10 (accessed 2020-09-10)
  4. SCS Software on Twitter, 2020-09-29 (accessed 2020-09-29)
  5. The Next Western Star REVEAL, 2020-09-29 (accessed 2020-09-29)
  6. SCS Software on Twitter, 2020-09-30 (accessed 2020-09-30)
  7. SCS Software, The Western Star® 49X is now available!, 2020-09-30 (accessed 2020-09-30)
  8. Christmas 2020 Special Stream Recordings, 2020-12-21 (accessed 2020-12-21)
  9. American Truck Simulator 5th Anniversary Stream, 2021-02-02 (accessed 2021-02-02)
  10. SCS Software on Twitter, 2021-02-03 (accessed 2021-02-03)
  11. Western Star 49X Update Stream, 2021-02-04 (accessed 2021-02-04)
  12. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator 1.40 Open Beta, 2021-02-04 (accessed 2021-02-04)
  13. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Western Star® 49X Update, 2021-02-05 (accessed 2021-02-05)
  14. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Release, 2021-03-23 (accessed 2021-03-23)

See also[]

Trucks
Euro Truck Simulator
(Overview, Dealers)
Majestic Actros - Runner Magnum - Swift R - Valiant FH16
Euro Truck Simulator 2
(Overview, Dealers)
DAF: XF 105, XF Euro 6, XG - Iveco: Stralis, Stralis Hi-Way - MAN: TGX, TGX Euro 6 - Mercedes-Benz: Actros, New Actros - Renault: Magnum, Premium, T - Scania: R 2009, Streamline, R, S - Volvo: FH16 2009, FH16 2012
American Truck Simulator
(Overview, Dealers)
Freightliner Trucks: Cascadia - International Trucks: LoneStar, LT - Kenworth: T680, W900 - Mack Trucks: Anthem - Peterbilt: 389, 579 - Volvo: VNL - Western Star Trucks: 49X
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