Freightliner Trucks announced this week at the Great American Trucking Show a new factory-installed roof fairing available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-in. mid-roof XT models.
They will be available as an option on the Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks.
The new roof fairing further contributes to the aerodynamic styling on the trucks, the company says.
Available with 12-in. or 20-in. side extenders, the roof fairing’s overall height is the same as the truck’s raised roof. The addition of the new fairing will provide up to a 2.8 percent fuel economy improvement over previous generation models, Freightliner says.
“We are always looking for new ways to enhance fuel economy through innovative design,” says Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.
A similarly designed 60-in. XT Roof Fairing will be available in 2014.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.