Freightliner LLC, a DaimlerChrysler AG unit, announced that its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding stock of Western Star Trucks Holdings closed today. Freightliner acquired the company for a purchase price of U.S.$453 million. Western Star will be integrated into Freightliner's vocational truck unit, Sterling Truck Corporation. The Western Star brand will continue as a separate product line in the market, and the two companies' dealer networks will be optimally configured throughout North America to offer customers expanded service and support capabilities.