ATLANTA, GA – Freightliner has expanded the lineup for its New Cascadia, with a mid-roof cab that targets overnight regional haulers as well as bulk haulers and flatbed operations.
Cascadia configurations now include 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms. All three offer Aero or AeroX aerodynamic packages as well.
Order books for the new mid-roof models are now open, for delivery in January 2018. But there have already been plenty of orders for the New Cascadia as a whole. The company has officially reached a milestone of 25,000 units, even though the truck was only unveiled last September.
It took three years to reach that number when the classic Cascadia was launched, says Richard Howard, senior vice president – sales and marketing at Daimler Trucks North America.
The promise of a potential 8% boost in fuel economy is also being fulfilled, and “some are even getting more,” he added.
About 95% of Cascadias are also being ordered with a DT12 Automated Manual Transmission.