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Freightliner adds mid-roof sleeper options for Cascadia

| September 25, 2017

Freightliner announced a number of new options at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta.

Freightliner is adding a mid-roof cab configuration for its Cascadia, the company announced Monday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, including 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.

All three configurations offer a choice of Aero or AeroX aerodynamic packages.

Customers can place orders now for delivery in January. Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Richard Howard notes to-date the company has received 25,000 orders for the new Cascadia.

“It took us 3 years [to reach 25,000 orders] when we launched the classic Cascadia,” he adds.

Allan Haggai, DTNA marketing communications manager, says new features on the 116- and 126-inch platforms include a service-friendly electronic vault (eVault) that offers convenience and weather protection that increase uptime.

“It’s housing all the electrical modules and making them easier to access,” says Howard.

An all LED-lit interior and exterior lights is also available, as is an ergonomic dashboard and display screen. Detroit Connect and Detroit Assurance 4.0 have been integrated and the new truck design improves fuel economy compared to previous models.

A Driver Loft option is available in the 72-inch mid-roof XT configuration with a two-seat dinette/work table and opposing seating. The seats fold flat to allow a full Murphy-style bed to swing down.

Freightliner Trucks has also partnered with Hendrickson to offer the OPTIMAAX 6×2 liftable forward tandem axle on the Cascadia.

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