Truck spotters study the photo below, you’re bound to see many of these on the roads very soon, it’s the new Freightliner Cascadia.
Faced with ever stifling EPA emission and fuel economy mandates truck builders have no choice but to improve aerodynamics or perish. The new Cascadia body design represents an increase of 8% fuel economy when compared to the current model currently found on the roads.
To combat driver error a new suite of tools known as Detroit Assist are available on select models that offer amenities found on high end passenger cars such as adaptive cruise control, active brake assist, and lane departure warnings. With traffic deaths on the Nation’s highways the highest they have been since 2008 these options come none too soon.
In the cab a redesigned dash is home to driver comfort features like bluetooth, GPS and other telematic services. The new sleeper compartment featuring a driver’s loft with dinette arrangement and murphy bed or the more traditional double bunk setup.
But why read words when you can watch video!
Truckinginfo.com has a gallery of the Cascadia wearing the colors of the usual suspects like Werner, Swift and C.R. England. Check em out here. Good thing there is Freightliner trucks dealer less than five miles from my front door. 😉
Image Source : Freightliner Trucks