• 68°

Freightliner reveals new Cascadia truck model

By Amanda Raymond
amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — The new Freightliner Cascadia has been unveiled, with the company stating that it is “the most advanced truck Freightliner has ever designed.”

The models, which will be produced in the Cleveland manufacturing plant, will be available starting in January.

The class eight heavy duty semi-trailer truck has up to 1,850 pound-foot torque and a 350- to 600-horsepower engine.

The new model is optimized for fuel-efficiency with an aerodynamic exterior design and an integrated Detroit Powertrain that has the engine, transmission and axles working together as a unit.

New headlights on the model use a full LED system that help drivers see the road at night and in bad weather, while the new one-piece windshield design is less likely to break and increases wiper coverage by 12 percent more than the current model.

The new model also features a more comfortable driving experience, from improved steering and handling to a sleeper area that can accommodate an up to 26-inch flat screen television.

“With the new Cascadia, we have not just updated past successes. Every aspect of the truck has been re-imagined. We are raising fuel efficiency, connectivity, safety, quality and uptime performance to even greater levels, and also introducing a premium driver experience as a powerful customer benefit and driver retention tool,” Richard Howard, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, said in a press release.

Robert Van Geons, executive director of RowanWorks, said Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner’s parent company, has continually expressed interest in the county. The production of the new model “bodes well” for the company, he said.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.

Comments

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

Crime

Blotter: May 5

Local

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

Local

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman

Kannapolis

Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark

News

NC police reform package approved by Senate committee

News

Rowan County Health Department receives $5,000 grant to fund prenatal oral health program

Local

City outlines use of federal HUD funds, approves NCDOT project to create U-turn bulb near Morlan Park Road

Local

Salisbury VA staff make the day for veterans with visitation parade

Kannapolis

Minor League baseball: Wood Ducks top Cannon Ballers in season opener

News

NC Senate eases caps on income, grants for K-12 scholarships

Nation/World

Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

Local

Cheerwine now accepting entries for festival’s T-shirt design contest

Coronavirus

North Carolina reports fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 positives

Local

Post accepting submissions for Mother’s Day photos, stories

Business

Perkins Cafeteria plans for July opening, looks to provide ‘wholesome, quality meals’

Local

Commissioners finalize grant application for Woodleaf Community Park

Landis

Landis board gets first look at budget that decreases town’s residential electric rates

Local

City to discuss two traffic-related measures, hold public hearing for use of federal funds

Local

Summer Fun: In-person camps are back this year

High School

High school baseball: South’s Deal will play at Methodist

Coronavirus

Vaccinations not counted in state data improve Rowan’s numbers