Western Star Truck Sales is sending a 4900SB model with fuel efficient (FE) package on a tour of U.S. dealerships. The tour is scheduled for the remainder of this year and throughout 2013, Western Star said.

Equipped with the Detroit DD15 engine, the 4900SB FE combines aerodynamic features and lightweight options to improve fuel economy. The 4900SB FE features a wrap-around front bumper, underhood air cleaners and sloped hood, while maintaining classic exterior styling, Western Star said.

“This tour demonstrates how Western Star’s engineering, together with Detroit engine technology, can significantly reduce fuel consumption and ultimately positively impact a company’s bottom line,” said Ann Demitruk, director of marketing, Western Star. “Western Star is proud to showcase another solution that meets our customers’ needs for a tough and rugged truck without compromising fuel efficiency.”

Additional features, including an airliner suspension, lightweight aluminum fifth wheel and exclusive honeycomb sleeper construction make the 4900SB FE among the lightest trucks in its class, the company added.