Cascadia™ Learning Trailer Continues North American Tour

Trailer Provides Customers, Drivers an In-Depth Look at Truck



LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 27, 2008 – The custom-built Freightliner® Cascadia™ Learning Trailer will visit close to 90 more Freightliner dealerships before the end of 2008, providing customers, drivers and dealers the opportunity to learn firsthand the extensive benefits of the new Class 8 on-highway vehicle. The Learning Trailer has visited more than 55 dealerships, customer events and open houses throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada.



The Cascadia Learning Trailer will be at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., March 25-29.



Created to spotlight the unique Cascadia experience, the Learning Trailer has a mock dash, sample interiors, seats, headlight display, wiring harnesses and noise level comparisons inside its trailer. Customers and drivers can experience seat spaciousness and comfort, ease of serviceability and the quietness of the ride.



“Freightliner understands that customers and drivers don’t really fully appreciate the benefits of any truck until they experience it firsthand,” said Melissa Kellogg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “The Learning Trailer allows customers and drivers to see up close why the Cascadia is so aerodynamic, fuel efficient, comfortable, quiet and safe.”



Videos depicting the 2,500 hours the Cascadia was tested in Daimler Truck North America’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel, as well as safety and temperature testing are shown to detail the rigorous testing the truck was subjected to before its introduction in May 2007.



Visit the Cascadia Learning Trailer at the Pride and Polish area during MATS.



Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer

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