you spend three years building a truck with heavy emphasis on driver input
you can expect better than average results. That is exactly what you will
find in the Freightliner Cascadia and more-much more...
Leading-edge aerodynamic design is only
part of the Cascadia’s "SelectCertified" equation. Built-in capability, productivity
and reliability are also factors you’ll come to appreciate.
Even with its wider, taller cab, the Cascadia remains one of the lightest
linehaul tractors on the market, ensuring maximum payload capacity.
Responsive rack and pinion steering,
a wheel cut of up to 50 degrees, and exceptional visibility
produce a highly maneuverable truck that is easier to drive. And ride?
The Cascadia will have drivers yearning
for the road. An advanced front and rear cab mounting system reduces roll,
vibration, noise and accompanying fatigue while it enhances “feel.”
Freightliner front and rear suspensions elevate driving comfort to levels usually found only in fine automobiles.
Engine options with ratings from 350 to 550 horsepower include the most
advanced, efficient diesel engines available from Detroit Diesel,
Mercedes-Benz and Caterpillar. The Cascadia comes standard with a large
square-inch radiator and features a 1,755 square-inch option for cooling
Best of all, the Cascadia is a truck you can count on, engineered and
manufactured to log maximum revenue miles with round-the-clock reliability.
Sure-footed agility and a healthy appetite for payload. Rack and pinion
steering, a Freightliner innovation in heavy duty trucks, is available on
the Cascadia. Through design research and development, our engineers
developed a steering system that’s more responsive and provides tighter
control. Rack and pinion steering is much more precise than integral gear
systems, and because it utilizes a reduced number of parts and pivot points,
it offers more accurately controlled wheel direction, reducing driver
fatigue and boosting driver comfort.
The Cascadia’s set-back axle position and
up to 50-degree wheel cut produce a short turning radius and
excellent maneuverability – qualities a driver can really appreciate in
tight docking situations.
The benefits of smarter electronics. System Activation Modules (SAM) The
Cascadia’s smart electrical design features system activation modules (SAM)
that allow you to specify many things about how your trucks run on the job.
With SAM, you can request that certain parameters be set for different
operating conditions. For example, a fleet that wants the brake lights
illuminated whenever the engine brake is activated can do so by having this
parameter set. SAM can also make sure that your lights always go on along
with your wipers to address visibility concerns. Heated mirrors can turn on
automatically when a preset outside temperature is designated, or automatic
door locks can engage at a certain speed. With traditional wiring systems,
these functions would have to be specifically hard-wired to operate this
way. SAM is dedicated to increasing the options available to fleets and
substantially reducing the cost of implementing them.
Even minor improvements in fuel economy result in significant savings. This
is why we are willing to go the extra mile.
Bold new benchmarks in intuitive
You’re looking at one of the most efficient and comfortable environments
ever developed for professional drivers. The Cascadia’s automotive-style
wraparound dash puts switches and controls well within reach for decisive
activation via strong, softtouch paddles. Backlit gauges, in three available
packages, are easy to read day or night. Steering wheel mounted controls –
for cruise, marker lights, engine brake and optional Driver Message Center –
facilitate safer, less stressful operation. The steering column tilts and
telescopes, furthering personalized and precise adjustment.
The dash is mounted low and combines with a large windshield, sloped hood
and broader mirror coverage to offer excellent all-around visibility. Then
there are the things you can only experience while underway. The positive
feel and control from the rack and pinion steering, for instance.
State-of-the-art climate control with 20 percent greater airflow than
typical systems. The Freightliner SmartShift® control is mounted on the
steering column and controls the optional automatic transmissions. This
provides hands-on-the-wheel control and frees up space between the seats.
All of this, combined with the hush of a uniquely quiet cab, and your
driving experience will completely change
lifestyle that’s alsostate-of-the-art.
The Cascadia’s luxury surrounds a driver with plush textures in both mid-
and premiumlevel interior packages. Surfaces are gracefully curved with
color that’s molded-in, not painted-on, for durability and lasting value.
Amenities are plentiful. Raised-roof models – the ultimate in sleeper
comfort – feature a towering 90 inches of headroom, double bunks and storage
enough for two..
There’s no place like home, but whenyou’re on the
road, there’s no place like the Cascadia.
A wall-mounted console controls all of the sleeper conveniences, including
HVAC and the dome light. Accessory options include a TV installation package
and large-capacity, front-loading refrigerator mounted where you can get to
it without bending over. A pull-out desk offers a solid surface for filling
out your log book, conducting business, operating your laptop or dining in
comfort. The entire underbunk space is available for storage, accessible via
outside baggage doors or
by raising the bunk with an easy-lift strut-assist mechanism. Modular cabinet and storage options personalize the Cascadia’s interior
Choices include hanging closets, shelving, drawers and cabinets with doors
Abundant lighting, well-planned and strategically
placed, warms the interior. There are multifunction lights over the driver
and passenger seats, a general dome light, a focused work light and a red
map light. Even underbunk storage areas are well lit. Reading and work
lights are exactly where they should be. And doorwell lights illuminate
entry steps when the door is open. Whether you choose a mid- or raised-roof
configuration, the Cascadia’s sleeper is luxurious and spacious, yet highly
efficient. Drivers will find plenty of accessible storage for personal items
and traveling essentials. Fabrics and surfaces are stain-resistant and easy
to clean. Cabinets are modular in a highly customizable layout that can suit
a driver perfectly. Choose from a variety of durable, rattle-free cabinet,
shelving, accessory and workstation options. There’s room for a TV/VCR combo
as well as a refrigerator that mounts at mid-level for straightforward
entrance. Large, optional access doors facilitate sleeper access and parked
ventilation. Tilt-out side windows with screened vents are also available
for added ventilationand ambient light. Bunks are roomy, designed for
quality rest, and easily lift to access underbunk storage. Sleeper controls
are located close to the bunk, within arm’s reach (separate upper bunk panel
1 Overhead Dome/Reading
2 Footwell Light
3 Exterior Step Lighting
4 General Sleeper Lighting
5 Lower Bunk Reading
6 Baggage Area Lighting
7* Writing Surface Lighting
8* Lower Bunk Convenience Light
9* Rear Footwell Lamp
* Optional lighting zones included in upgrade package.
At the end of the day you have a truck with a luxury
car ride that is a pleasure to own and operate. You may be asking yourself
are they really that much different? The answer is yes. Call me directly at
866-668-5156 for details on available Cascadia's in stock. You can
see trucks for sale by clicking here.