Western Star Trucks

Portland, OR 97217


About Western Star Trucks

Today, Western Star remains the premier producer of custom heavy-duty trucks in the world


4747 N. Channel Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
United States of America
(803) 578-3000

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Photo courtesy of Mike Sanders
Historically, the fire service has utilized commercial chassis for tankers. Loudoun County, VA, Fire and Rescue operates several tankers that are built on Mack Granite tandem-axle chassis. The tankers are equipped with a 1,500-gpm pump and a 3,000-gallon water tank. The 232-inch wheelbase provides good maneuverability for incidents that occur in tight, rural areas.

The Apparatus Architect: The Decision—Commercial vs. Custom

March 1, 2020
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur break down the pluses and minuses of considering a commercial chassis for a new apparatus.

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