Freightliner Cascadia Focuses on Low Cost of Ownership

Fuel efficiency enhancements combined with a wide range of weight reducing options make the Cascadia a smart business solution.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freightliner Trucks today showcased three 2010 Cascadia® models that feature lightweight spec’s and fuel efficient options in its booth #30115 at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show. Whether a customer’s operation requires a large sleeper for long-haul dry van applications, a mid-roof sleeper for bulk haul deliveries or a day-cab for regional hauls, Freightliner’s enhanced aerodynamic features and wide range of weight-reducing options contribute to the Cascadia’s low total cost of ownership.

The Cascadia’s lightweight options include the powerful Detroit Diesel DD13® engine with the Detroit Diesel BlueTec® 1-Box™ Configuration, in addition to the following features:

Optional aerodynamic enhancements designed and tested in Freightliner’s custom-built wind tunnel, include next generation chassis side fairings and 20-inch side extenders which further contribute to the Cascadia’s leadership position in fuel economy. These enhancements on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show provide up to 1.8 percent fuel economy improvement over current 72-inch raised roof models. Freightliner’s proprietary RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control™ system, which evaluates the upcoming road profile more than one mile in advance to determine the most fuel efficient vehicle speed, and Detroit Diesel’s BlueTec® SCR Emissions Technology further enhances overall fuel economy.

Also on display are ease-of-maintenance features such as the Virtual Technician™ reporting system which ensure the Cascadia stays out of the shop and on the road.

“We are delivering customers smart solutions that assure the lowest total cost of operation including benchmark fuel efficiency, lightweight options, ease of maintenance, increased uptime and high resale values.” said Mark Lampert, senior vice president for sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America.

The features that make the Cascadia easy to own also make it easy to trade-in. With its bold and innovative styling; fuel-saving enhancements and long-lasting, durable components, the Cascadia boasts one of the industry’s highest resale values.

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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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* Class 8 Net Orders, 2010 & Prior: 74,339 units; Class 6-8 Net Orders, 2011 YTD: 23,997 units

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