(l-r) DTNA Senior Vice President of Operations and Specialty Vehicles Jeff Allen, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen, Freightliner Trucks Vice President of Sales Bob Correll, Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant Manager Erik Johnson, and Chairman of Cargo Transporters John Pope met at DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C.
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(l-r) DTNA Senior Vice President of Operations and Specialty Vehicles Jeff Allen, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, DTNA CEO Roger Nielsen, Freightliner Trucks Vice President of Sales Bob Correll, Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant Manager Erik Johnson, and Chairman of Cargo Transporters John Pope met at DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C.

Photo courtesy of Frieghtliner

Freightliner Trucks has delivered its 50,000th new Cascadia since its start of production in January 2017.  Demand for the Cascadia, combined with strong market conditions, has contributed to Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA’s) success in the market.

The Cascadia is equipped with a fuel-efficient, integrated Detroit powertrain, as well as the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems and Detroit Connect telematics system.

Claremont, N.C.-based Cargo Transporters recently added 128 Cascadia trucks to its fleet. The Cargo Transporters team worked closely with the North Carolina-based West Carolina Freightliner dealership to spec the right solution for its interstate and intrastate truckload and drive van delivery business. Cargo Transporters currently operates more than 550 Freightliner trucks produced by the Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant.

“The collaborative process with West Carolina Freightliner together with its proven performance made adding new Cascadias to our fleet an easy decision,” said Dennis Dellinger, president of Cargo Transporters. “Our drivers like how the truck is loaded with interior and technological updates that make their time on the road and off more comfortable, and we appreciate the performance and productivity advantages we’ve already seen with the new Cascadia.”

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper recently visited DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C., to discuss local employment, DTNA’s footprint in the state, and Cargo Transporters’ new Cascadia trucks with executives from both companies. More than 6,500 people work at DTNA facilities in North Carolina, and Cargo Transporters employs more than 700 in the state.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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