Coming to a highway near you: 2018 Freightliner Cascadia

2018 Freightliner Cascadia2018 Freightliner Cascadia

Jason Cannon, equipment editor of our sister publications “Overdrive” and “Commercial Carrier Journal,” was on hand in Colorado Wednesday when Daimler Trucks lifted the curtain on its latest truck. Here’s what Jason wrote in “Overdrive:”

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a revamped 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

“Every aspect of the truck has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for DTNA. “We are raising fuel efficiency, connectivity, safety, quality and uptime performance to even greater levels.”

Freightliner, whose Class 8 market share in the U.S. and Canada tops 40 percent, introduced the truck at the Broadmoor Arena in Colorado Springs alongside some of the company’s largest fleet customers, including U.S. Express, Schneider, Prime, Werner, Swift, J.B. Hunt and others.

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