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Daimler makes autonomous truck tech leap, abandons platooning

January 7, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler will produce North America’s first SAE Level 2 automated truck in the form of a new Cascadia that offers automated steering, acceleration and braking in certain situations. And the company is hardly stopping its autonomous journey there.

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Minimizer mats for all Cascadias

April 3, 2018 by John Smith

Minimizer now offers custom-molded floor mats for the new Freightliner Cascadia 116 and 126. The two truck models feature a different interior than their 113 and 125 counterparts, necessitating floor mats for the newer designs, Minimizer says. The company now […]

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Collision mitigation, discs standard on Cascadia

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Daimler Trucks North America has made the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems includes adaptive cruise control and active brake assist […]

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Cascadia keyless entry, CPAP power

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Freightliner has unveiled keyless entry and a power supply for medical devices as the latest upgrades to its new Cascadia models.

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Cascadia gets mid-roof cab

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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VIDEO: Fuel economy and the next-generation Cascadia

June 2, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — Today’s Trucking’s six-video series looks closely at Freightliner’s New Cascadia. It’s not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but clean-page design that improves much of what made the Cascadia popular. Fuel efficiency is said to be 8% better than the current Evolution model and a whopping 13% better than the base-model Cascadia. In this video, we dig into the Cascadia’s fuel-saving potential and explores the technology that makes those savings possible.

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Output shafts recalled on select Cascadias, 5700s

May 29, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Daimler Trucks North America will be replacing the output shafts on select 2017 Freightliner Cascadias and Western Star 5700 trucks with NFD tandem rear axles, under a recall announced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

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Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

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Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

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Freightliner unveils brand new New Cascadia

September 1, 2016 by John Smith

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Want to have a closer look at the new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia? Wait no longer. Check out a video preview in our Ultimate Test Drive series.

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Freightliner launches all new Cascadia highway truck

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After 16 months of wind-tunnel testing and over a million hours of design work, Freightliner Trucks launched the entirely new Cascadia on-highway truck today.

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LIGHTWEIGHT & SLIPPERY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Freightliner Cascadia’s aerodynamic enhancements plus a lightweight version

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Freightliner’s Cascadia NG Sleeper

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Cascadia natural gas powered tractor is now available with a 48-in. sleeper cab, and there’s a bunch of new options for all Cascadias, including daycab roof fairings and a new air dryer

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J.E. Fortin Celebrates 90th Anniversary

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LACOLLE, Quebec – J.E. Fortin Inc. has celebrated its 90th anniversary and did so by unveiling its 426th truck, a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia