Since its founding in 1970, BDR Transport, Inc. had been running another OEM’s trucks almost exclusively. In 2013, they purchased their first Western Star trucks and haven’t looked back. Doug Gay, co-owner of BDR, was so impressed by Western Star and their Detroit engines, he seized the opportunity for purchase the 5700XE. His focus is on fuel economy and driver comfort, and Detroit™ Virtual Technician™ helps his drivers and fleet managers quickly and accurately evaluate events. BDR will continue to add Western Star 5700XEs to its 22-truck fleet.
We’re chasing fuel economy, but we also make sure to have trucks that our drivers are proud to drive.”
-Doug Gay, BDR Transport
Customer Name: BDR Transport, Inc.
Dealer Name: Patriot Freightliner – Western Star
Hauling Location: New England to California
Western Star Model(s) Purchased: 5700XE sleeper with fully integrated Detroit™ Powertrain (Detroit™ DD15® engine, Detroit™ DT12™ automated manual transmission, and Detroit axles)
Typical Fuel Economy: High 6 to low 7 MPG
The Western Star 5700XE offers better fuel efficiency than the trucks they replaced, and they love the Detroit™ engines.
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