Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Passes 10,000 in Orders

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 20, 2013 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that its 2014 Cascadia® Evolution has achieved more than 10,000 orders. The truck – which was introduced in 2012 – is now in full production.

Powered by Detroit™, the Cascadia Evolution features aerodynamic and efficiency improvements that deliver up to an additional 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia, and up to 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the 2013 Cascadia with first-generation aerodynamic enhancements.

The Cascadia Evolution can now be equipped with a fully integrated Detroit powertrain that includes the Detroit DT12™ automated manual transmission. The DT12 transmission complements the Detroit engines and axles with features that positively impact the vehicle’s overall efficiency and performance.

“The Cascadia Evolution has been well-received by the market as customers are looking for every opportunity to lower their total cost of ownership,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We have equipped the Cascadia Evolution with many innovative elements that contribute to its impressive performance.”

The 2014 Cascadia Evolution with the integrated Detroit powertrain package is available for ride-and-drives at the Mid-America Trucking Show. For more information, stop by the Freightliner Trucks booth (#30125).

For more information about Freightliner Trucks, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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