ORLANDO, Fla. — For the second time in less than a month, Freightliner Trucks has revealed upgrades to its new Cascadia model.
Freightliner officials made the announcement during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition under way here.
The newest enhancements include:
AGM is a fine fiber glass mat that offers the benefits of a gelled mat but can withstand more wear and tear. The battery’s design holds the electrolyte in suspension, fueling higher efficiency when discharging and recharging.
“Part of what makes the new Cascadia best-in-class is that we are continually making improvements that benefit our customers,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager, marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North America. “Much of that focuses on safety and fuel economy of course, but we’re also making our product more productive and functional for the drivers. Each new feature is an important part of ensuring that every new Cascadia is a smart investment.”
Last month at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show, Freightliner announced the new Cascadia is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flat beds.
That marked the latest upgrade for a truck that features a service-friendly electronic vault (eVault), all LED-lit interior and exterior lights, an ergonomic dashboard and display screen designed for the driver, improved fuel economy compared to previous models and seamlessly integrated Detroit Connect and Detroit Assurance® 4.0 suite of connected service and safety systems to provide enhanced fleet management, increased uptime and improved safety.
Customers have already ordered more than 25,000 of the new Cascadia truck models, topping the combined number of orders for the first three years after the 2007 launch of the original Cascadia, which Freightliner says is the most utilized on-highway truck in North America.