Freightliner Cascadia

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Freightliner Cascadia
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Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America
Production 2006-Present (2007-2018 model years)
Assembly United States
Body and chassis
Class Heavy truck
Body style Conventional
Engine Detroit DD13/15/16, Cummins ISX15 EPA
Transmission Detroit DT12 (Automated Manual)
Eaton Fuller 8, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 18 speed (Manual)
Eaton AutoShift 10, 13 or 18 speeds (Automated Manual)
Eaton UltraShift Plus 10, 13, 18 Speeds (Automated Manual)
Allison® 3000, 4000 and 4500 series (Automatic)

The Freightliner Cascadia is a heavy duty semi-trailer truck and the flagship model of Freightliner. It is available in both fuel efficient and high performance models as well as being sold in three versions: Day Cab, Mid Roof XT and Raised Roof.[not verified in body]

The Cascadia is the best-selling Class 8 semi truck and is popular among many large fleets.[citation needed]

Cascadia Evolution[edit]

The Cascadia Evolution is a more fuel efficient version of the Cascadia, released in 2013 and equipped with the latest aerodynamic technology of the time.

2017 Refresh[edit]

In 2017, the Cascadia received a major design revision for the 2018 model year. Members on Hank's Truck Forum have seen and posted pictures of the second-generation Cascadia. The general design of the body is the same except for revised chassis fairings and longer cab extenders. The 2018 Cascadia's hood cowl has a more sculpted design, and also carries the new, more aggressively styled, all LED headlights and a larger, bolder grille, as well as more aerodynamic hood mirrors. The front bumper is redesigned to match the new hood, and better bumper air dams were installed.[1][unreliable source?] Interior wise, the truck received a complete overhaul. An all new dashboard and all new seats both make the truck very driver-centric, and provide superior visibility. The Cascadia's sleeper contains a larger bunk, redesigned storage cabinets, new, aircraft inspired dimmable LED ceiling lights; standard in raised roof sleepers; and the available "Driver's Loft" feature, which adds a collapsible table and two collapsible seats, all of which stow neatly underneath an extra-wide Murphy-style bunk. If equipped with an upper bunk, the raised roof sleeper also includes a standard telescopic ladder for easier access to the top bunk. Other features of the truck include: the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, ultra quiet door and window seals, a single panel windshield, all LED marker lights and taillights, and a suite of active and passive safety systems, including blind spot monitoring, collision mitigation system, lane keeping assistance, and more. The 2018 Cascadia is available in the same three configurations as its predecessors, Day Cab, Mid-roof XT, and Raised Roof.


The e-Cascadia is an upcoming all-electric variant of the Cascadia, scheduled for mass production release in 2021, with 250 mi (400 km) of Class-8 range, using 550 kWh (470 Mcal) batteries, and 730 hp (540 kW) peak horse power, with charging to 80% in 90 minutes (200 mi (320 km)). It has a load capacity GCWR of 80,000 lb (36,000 kg).[2]


  1. ^ "Latest Freightliner Cascadia gets SuperTruck-Like Improvements". Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  2. ^ James Menzies (6 June 2018). "Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2". Truck News. 

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