NOW TEST DRIVING
When Freightliner rolls out its completely redesigned Next Generation Cascadia, it will raise the bar for fuel efficiency and driver comfort. Right now, we’re among a select few companies asked to road test a prototype that’s packed full of new features—long before they hit the streets! And, we’re authorized to give you a sneak peek. To see the future of trucking, scroll down.
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THE NEW FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA WILL INCLUDE THESE FEATURES:
NEW Eve, External Event Recorder
This outward-facing recorder not only helps drivers be more safety conscious, it may also provide evidence of who is at fault in an accident. Nearly 80% of the time, it’s NOT the professional driver who causes the accident. Plus, Eve provides a new way to identify and reward our safest drivers. By mid-2018, all of our trucks will be equipped with this high-tech safety tool.
More Uptime with Easier Service
Rigorous stress testing ensures maximum durability. Plus, every detail was designed to help speed up routine maintenance and get you on the road faster. For example, the Aero air dam’s two-piece design offers quicker access. And the new hood makes your pre-trip check easier with a new strut and hinge that reduce pull efforts by 40lbs.
More Comfortable Interior Lighting
A stylish new ambient light ring and dimmable dome light provide warmer lighting that mimics natural sunlight—so your cab feels more like home. As an added bonus, LEDs last much longer than standard bulbs.
Time-Saving Light Test Button
This handy feature makes your pre- and post-trip light check a one-step, one-person operation. Just press, and the unit’s display cycles through the status of all of your lights—including those on your trailer.
Larger Info Display
Now an eye-popping 5” wide, the new TFT display improves image quality, especially in bright sunlight. Steering wheel mounted controls enable you to quickly scan text updates on the status of all vehicle functions, and a new color-coded warning system immediately shows the severity of any issue.
In addition to better aerodynamics, the sloped hood also dramatically expands your field of view. The new one-piece windshield offers 12% more wiper coverage than the current model. Plus, increased airflow over the elliptical mirrors minimizes rain collection and soiling.
Sleek new lines include a sloped hood, enhanced Aero bumper and elliptical mirrors. Plus, re-imagined cab side extenders reduce the trailer air gap, and drive axle fairings and quick-disconnect wheel covers setup smooth airflow. Add in a more efficient engine, and it means you can go up to 8% farther on a tank of fuel!
ALL OF OUR TRUCKS INCLUDE THESE ADVANCED FEATURES:
Bendix Wingman Fusion
This high-tech system keeps you safe with following distance alerts and self-braking technology.
Smooth, Self-shifting Transmission
Smooth, Self-shifting Transmission. No more wresting with a clutch in stop-and-go traffic or on hills. And it dramatically extends clutch life, which means less time in the shop.
Espar Bunk Heaters
This ingenious system turns a single gallon of fuel into 20 hours of warmth!
Color-coded caps and specifically sized openings prevent accidental cross-contamination between diesel and DEF—eliminating the chance of lengthy repair time at the shop.
Battery Disconnect Switch
Needing a jump start is never a good thing, especially when returning from home time. The ability to disconnect your battery helps ensure your truck is ready to roll when you are.
Save time by checking into designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities and agricultural interdiction facilities while you’re stilling rolling.