FORT MILL, S.C. — Freightliner’s new Cascadia will now be offered in a 60-inch raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms — adding to the number of configurations available for the groundbreaking truck model.
“Driver experience is a key part of our ‘real cost of ownership’ proposition, and this is another solution the new Cascadia offers to address a variety of customer needs,” said Mike McHorse, manager, on-highway product marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “With the shorter wheelbase and reduced weight versus a 72-inch sleeper, this truck spec’ is lighter and more maneuverable, while still giving drivers a comfortable, spacious area to work and rest.”
This marks yet another cab configuration announced for the new Cascadia in the past two months.
At the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, Freightliner Trucks announced 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.
Those models are designed for regional overnight haulers, bulk haul and flat-bed applications.
The new 60-inch raised roof sleeper’s interior features a lower bunk with storage underneath, and a choice of either a cargo shelf for additional storage or an upper bunk with a telescoping ladder, providing easy access for team drivers.
There is also a longer wardrobe cabinet for hanging clothes, a large microwave cabinet, an optional flat-panel TV bracket and an area for customer-supplied refrigerators or coolers.
For maximum fuel efficiency, the new 60-inch raised roof configuration is available with either Aero or AeroX aerodynamic packages.
It features the Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP) with either a DD13 or DD15 engine, as well as the DT12 transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM4), and Detroit axles with axle lubrication management (ALM). The new configuration is also available with Cummins X15 engines and Eaton Fuller Advantage transmissions.
Customers can now place orders for delivery of all cab configurations in January.
They can also digitally configure the interior and exterior at https://freightliner.com/configurator.
Since the new Cascadia debuted in September 2016, Freightliner Trucks has received more than 30,000 orders, topping the total number of orders for the first three years after the original Cascadia debuted, McHorse said. The new Cascadia has earned praise as Freightliner’s most productive, fuel efficient, and driver-friendly truck.