Our friend, Mike Edge-Partington from Western Star Trucks, shared this story with Star Nation, and now we’d like to share it with you!
“Last year, I attended the LandStar Drivers Convention. If you don’t know who Landstar is, [it’s] simply a company who hires drivers to move freight around the country, like a freight broker…….
“I met a gentleman by the name of Danny Dale that was interested in the toughest truck in the galaxy. We spoke about specs thereafter, for about 3 months, and then orders the truck thru his local WST dealer (the fine folks at Stoops WST in Indianapolis, IN.), and a year later, he driving one “serious ‘ weapon !!!
“I just got back from this year’s Landstar convention; caught up w/ Danny and his Star. He couldn’t keep that 12” smile off his face……..
“This silver bullet , starts with a DD16 600HP 2050 ft/lb torque monster, 18 speed transmission, HD 40K Meritor rear axle to handle the engine torque, 13K frt, nestled in a 290” wheelbase. The 82” stratosphere sleeper w/ sleeper start is decked with 3 full wood grain cabinets. Danny added the tripak, custom lights, deck plate, 8’ stacks and the “Sir Star” logo (that’s cool!!) to top off the look!!”
Mike let us know that Mr. Dale won this year’s Landstar’s truck beauty contest, too! How can you not win with a rig like this?
Thanks to the owner operators of the galaxy for the seeing lite… Loud-n-proud!