Truckipedia Blog Category - Emerald Transport knows how Western Star Trucks can support business growth
With a small fleet of Western Star units hauling trailers up and down the highways of western Canada, Emerald Transport is keeping busy these days.
The owners, Steve and Cindy started their business in 2011 with a Western Star oilfield pressure truck. Due to the changes in the oil industry in 2015, they jumped into the highway haul business.
Over the years they have pulled a variety of trailers, whether they hauled Fuels, Asphalt or Butane bottles, they have kept going and growing their business up from that first unit. As family is important to Steve and Cindy, they want to continue to grow to a maximum size that is comfortable to maintain a work life balance.
When the Western Star 5700XE model was introduced, Steve liked the style and the amount of interior cab and sleeper space it had. When spec’d with the Detroit Diesel engine it was an efficient unit that his drivers enjoyed operating. They currently run a 4900 model, 5700 models, the new 49X models, and will soon be running one of the new 57X tractors.
“Having the spacious interior is a key part to keeping his operators happy,” says Steve. “The efficiency and operating costs keep us happy.”
The fact that Emerald Transport is operating in Alberta and British Columbia also works out well because of the support that he can get from the multiple Velocity Truck Centres dealership locations.
This is proof that Western Star is not only for the vocation customer, but the ones who need an efficient vehicle for those long heavy-duty hauls.