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.

Freightliner's new Cascadia model represents fours years of work. It has tested to be 8% more efficient than the current Cascadia Evolution model. Photo by Jim Park


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.


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.

The cab sits low and well forward of the steer axle. One step and the driver and his helpers are inside and ready to go after trash &amp;ndash; after a packer body&amp;rsquo;s installed, of course.<br />Photo: Tom Berg


Quick Spin: Crane LET2 Crew Cab Seats 4

Not all trash trucks are born alike. The model LET2 CC is a rather roomy example in a world where most refuse trucks seat two, or three in a pinch. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers his hands-on impressions.

Photo: Jim Park


Cummins ISX15, Still Growing and Evolving After 18 Years of Service [Video]

As engine platforms go, Cummins' ISX has to be considered slightly remarkable. It survived the transition to EGR and then to SCR aftertreatment -- while several other engines did not -- and it's still very much alive and kicking today.

Fleets buy various brands of skirts based on performance, durability and price. To last a long time, skirts must be physically flexible, which means they&amp;rsquo;re made of thermoplastic or a thermoplastic-fiberglass composite. Some trailer manufacturers make their own skirts.


Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts

Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how durable are they? Testing and experience show that material flexibility is a requirement for resisting damage.


Inside the Numbers Driving the Heavy-Duty Trucking Industry

There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.


2014 Trailer Update

A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.


HDT Announces 2014 Top 20 Products

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors spend a lot of time going to press conferences and combing through news releases on the latest new products for trucking to determine the very best of the past year’s introductions for our Top 20 Products.


Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting enough juice. Maxwell Technologies' Engine Start Module is an ultracapacitor starting system that can prevent that.


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