At Freightliner Trucks, we view innovation as the
evolution of great ideas. Instead of constantly
“reinventing the wheel,” we leverage existing
technologies and find ways to make them even
better. Over time, this method creates more
consistent quality and greater value for our
customers, resulting in products that offer
the lowest total cost of ownership.
For example, in 2007 we introduced the
groundbreaking Cascadia® Class 8 truck model,
powered by the Detroit™ DD15® engine. The sleek
aerodynamic design and state-of-the-art engine
set a new standard in fuel efficiency. But we
didn’t stop there.
Our engineers continued to research the effects
of improved aerodynamics on a truck’s overall
efficiency. We spent thousands of hours testing
airflow and wind resistance in Daimler Trucks North
America’s proprietary wind tunnel, as well as hundreds
of thousands of miles on actual roads in real-world
conditions. And in 2010, we updated the available
aerodynamic features and implemented Daimler’s
highly efficient BlueTec® emissions technology.
The enormous success of the Cascadia
to drive our quest for
maximized fuel economy.
Partnering with engineers at Detroit,
the Cascadia Evolution,
exclusively by a newly
designed DD15 engine. This new
model achieves up
to a 7% increase
in fuel economy over the first
and a 5% increase
over the 2013 model with
Freightliner Trucks has set a clear and deliberate
path of innovation, so we have the confidence to invest
boldly in the future. The technologies we’ve developed
are proven and successful because they address the
needs of customers and the industry. And we will
continue to use innovative engineering to solve
business challenges. That’s why we’re different.
That’s why you can be confident in our leadership.
The Cascadia Evolution is available in day cab, mid-roof and
raised-roof configurations, and it offers a variety of advanced
aerodynamic features that significantly increase efficiency
and overall performance. We installed additional seals and gap
closures to decrease drag. New chassis side fairings streamline
airflow around the vehicle and improve performance in crosswind
conditions. We even re-shaped the mirrors and integrated
the antennae to maximize aerodynamics down to the smallest
detail. Together, these innovations result in better fuel economy,
which is at the core of our commitment to our customers.
1 Bumper Air Dam 2 Bumper Closure 3 Hood-to-Bumper Fill 4 Cooling Enhancements 5 Windshield Seal Improvements 6 Elliptical-Shaped Mirrors
7 Integrated Antennae 8 Chassis Side Fairing Enhancements 9 20-inch Side Extenders 10 Side Extender Filler Piece 11 Upper Flap Extender (when 1/4 fenders are spec’d) 12 Rear Wheel Covers
SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY.
At Freightliner Trucks, we understand that driver productivity
is a big part of the efficiency story. When the Cascadia was
introduced, it represented major advancements in interior cab
function and comfort. The Cascadia Evolution maintains that
successful design, which includes an automotive-style wraparound
dash that puts switches and controls within reach. Backlit gauges
are easy to read. The cockpit is roomy with wide seats and long
arm rests. A variety of amenities optimize the cabin for long hauls,
including optional features like seat heating and ventilation, and
two-chamber lumbar and side bolster support.
And the Cascadia Evolution still sets the standard for quiet.
So you can set the standard for productivity.
ADAPTING YOUR FLEET
TO THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES
IS SMART BUSINESS.
Freightliner Trucks and Detroit have solidified our
leadership positions with many product innovations
in recent years. It’s an evolutionary process that
keeps our customers at the forefront of technology.
The newly designed Detroit DD15 engine incorporates
BlueTec® emissions technology. It significantly reduces
pollution by actually turning harmful exhaust into
nitrogen and water.
The Cascadia Evolution is also equipped with Run Smart
Predictive Cruise™, a global positioning system (GPS)
with three-dimensional mapping of the vehicle’s route.
It enables the truck to more efficiently accelerate and
decelerate over hilly terrain, increasing fuel economy.
The Detroit Virtual Technician™ onboard diagnostic
system is like having a service technician in each truck.
When a fault code event occurs, a technical snapshot
is relayed to a Detroit technician who can diagnose
the issue, recommend service and even contact the
nearest authorized dealership with parts in stock.
The Virtual Technician system’s optional Visibility
Package provides a wealth of information to help
you manage your fleet more effectively. The webbased
system monitors the status of each truck
in your fleet, capturing latitude, longitude, time
and odometer readings. With pinpoint accuracy,
the system records vehicle stops, speeds, routes
traveled, mileage by state, excessive idling and
other on-board events.
SHAPING THE FUTURE.
The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is the
result of our commitment to evolve and innovate.
It represents a new level of performance and
efficiency. Yet as proud as we are, there are
more milestones to reach. Partnering with
Detroit, we will continue to pursue them.
Great ideas today will become great products
tomorrow – the kind that will help you build
a brighter future for your business. We invite
you to evolve with us.