Freightliner Cascadia

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September 5, 2016

Next-Generation Cascadia: Driver Comfort & Safety Too

The new Cascadia is loaded with improvements ranging from the layout of the gauges and switches in the driver compartment to features inside the sleeper area, including a new Driver’s Loft configuration.

September 5, 2016

Powertrain, Aero Enhancements Push Cascadia Fuel Economy

DTNA boss Martin Daum calls the fuel-efficiency gains with the new Cascadia mind-boggling. He said the design target was 5% over the current Cascadia Evolution model, but the design team's efforts produced a truck that bests the Evolution by a full 8%. Daum said new Cascadia in full AeroX trim is 19% more fuel efficient than the current base-model Cascadia.

September 4, 2016

New Freightliner Cascadia: A Closer Look [Photos]

Freightliner's new Cascadia was revealed formally on Thursday, September 1. Reporters were told more about the truck and they had to opportunity ride in one and take photos. Equipment Editor Jim Park has these photos from press day.  

September 2, 2016

Learn About Freightliner's Next-Generation Cascadia

We've gathered all our coverage of the new Freightliner next-generation Cascadia in one spot, and will add more as we continue our coverage.

September 1, 2016

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Reveal [Video]

Watch as Daimler Trucks North America President & CEO Martin Daum unveils the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia the night of August 31 in Colorado Springs with great fanfare, but not a lot of details.

September 1, 2016

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

September 1, 2016

Sneak Peek at Newest Freightliner Cascadia

As of this moment, we still don't know much about Freightliner's next-generation Cascadia model for 2017, but DTNA's CEO did say, "It delivers fuel efficiency far beyond what we thought was possible."

September 1, 2016

First Look at Freightliner's Newest Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks revealed its next-generation Cascadia model for 2017 on Aug. 31, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The official launch date is Sept. 1, but Freightliner threw back the curtain a few hours early with 12 trucks in fleet colors as a tribute to the largest customers in the Cascadia stable. Jim Park was there and has these photos.

May 11, 2015

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

April 29, 2015

Universal LNG Rolls Out Long-Range Natural Gas Trucks

Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.

April 22, 2015

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

May 13, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Driving the Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

In this three-parter, you'll get both a walk-around and a test drive of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 powered by a compressed natural gas Cummins-Westport ISX12 G with 400 horsepower.

May 9, 2014

Penske Introduces Natural Gas Trucks for Rent in Select Markets

Penske Truck Rental has 85 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors available for commercial rental use in select markets. These days cab semi-tractors are equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

April 10, 2014

EVO Trillium Opens New CNG Fueling Station in Oak Creek, Wis.

EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, have announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station located in Oak Creek, Wis.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.

February 17, 2014

Saddle Creek Takes CNG Cross-Country

This past weekend, Saddle Creek Logistics Services embarked on “The Great American Green Ride,” the first cross-country trip with a for-hire, compressed natural gas truck.

August 5, 2013

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.

August 5, 2013

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system. Read more about Freightliner's natural gas plans here.

Correction: Towards the end of this video, I describe two fill ports on the saddle tank as being for either the saddle tank or the cabinet tanks. In fact, either port will fuel all of the tanks simultaneously. One port, the smaller of the pair, is the one used by 95% of the retail CNG stations in North America. The larger port is a Transit port, which evolved from the transit industry, where they flow more fuel in a shorter period of time. Not many retail CNG stations currently use Transit ports, but as new stations are built, most are offering both fill ports. -- JP

 

November 1, 2008

Racing Cascadias Are Winners

The C13 engines produce 1,050 horsepower and 4,400 pounds-feet of torque

July 1, 2007

Freightliner's Cascadia

Freightliner's Cascadia meets customer demands and gives a little more in the bargain.

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