Freightliner’s new Cascadia will now be offered in a 60-inch raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.
“With the shorter wheelbase and reduced weight versus a 72-inch sleeper, this truck spec is lighter and more maneuverable, while still giving drivers a comfortable, spacious area to work and rest,” said Mike McHorse, manager, on-highway product marketing, Freightliner Trucks.
The new 60-inch 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. 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 better fuel efficiency, the new 60-inch raised roof configuration is available with either Aero or AeroX aerodynamic packages. It features the Integrated Detroit Powertrain with either a DD13 or DD15 engine, as well as the DT12 transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management, and Detroit axles with axle lubrication management. The new configuration is also available with Cummins X15 engines and Eaton Fuller Advantage transmissions.
Freightliner Trucks has already announced 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms. Those models are designed for regional overnight haulers and bulk haul and flatbed applications. Customers can now place orders for delivery of all cab configurations in January. They can also digitally configure the interior and exterior at freightliner.com/configurator.