For the first time in its history, heavy truck manufacturer Sterling will offer its North American clients a brand-new line of heavy-duty trucks. Coming this fall, they'll be classified as midrange trucks, targeting only the commercial market.

The Sterling Bullet was created in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler and is based on the well-known Dodge Ram 4500/5500. One distinguishing feature of this vehicle is its imposing grille, normally associated with the Sterling lineup of heavy vehicles.

The chassis for the new 2008 Bullet was designed for use with a variety of truck configurations, including dump, contractor, towing, and box trucks. Powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the Bullet will be available in two cab configurations--regular or quad cab--and the choice of two- or four-wheel drive.