Freightliner ups configuration options for new Cascadia

SD Staff

November 9, 2017

freightliner cascadiaFreightliner on Thursday added to the number of configurations available for its Cascadia, announcing the tractor will now be offered in a 60-in. raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-in. BBC platforms.

“Driver experience is a key part of our Real Cost of Ownership proposition, and this is another solution the new Cascadia offers to address a variety of customer needs,” says Mike McHorse, manager, on-highway product marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “With the shorter wheelbase and reduced weight versus a 72-in. sleeper, this truck spec is lighter and more maneuverable, while still giving drivers a comfortable, spacious area to work and rest.”

This marks yet another cab configuration announced for the new Cascadia in the past two months. At the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, Freightliner Trucks announced 48-, 60- and 72-in. mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-in. BBC platforms. Those models are designed for regional overnight haulers and bulk haul and flat-bed applications, Freightliner says.

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The new 60-in. raised roof sleeper’s interior features a lower bunk with storage underneath, and a choice of either a cargo shelf for additional storage or an upper bunk with a telescoping ladder, providing easy access for team drivers, the company says. There is also a longer wardrobe cabinet for hanging clothes, a large microwave cabinet, an optional flat-panel TV bracket and an area for customer-supplied refrigerators or coolers.

For maximum fuel efficiency, Freightliner says the new 60-in. raised roof configuration is available with either Aero or AeroX aerodynamic packages. It features the Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP) with either a DD13 and DD15 engine, as well as the DT12 transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM4), and Detroit axles with axle lubrication management (ALM). The new configuration is also available with Cummins X15 engines and Eaton Fuller Advantage transmissions, the company says.

cascasda sleeper cabFreightliner adds other benefits include:

  • One-piece windshield designed for improved visibility. It also uses asymmetric glass construction to reduce chipping and cracking, and it is roped-in for ease of installation and increased uptime.
  • LED-lit interior and exterior lights, making the lighting system more maintenance-friendly.
  • Ergonomic dashboard with a layout that helps drivers easily access gauges and switches.
  • Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems that seamlessly integrate into the new Cascadia, providing enhanced fleet management while increasing uptime.

Customers can now place orders for delivery of all cab configurations in January. They can also digitally configure the interior and exterior and select from 12 different day cab and sleeper cab options on the company’s website.

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