Photo: Daimler Trucks North America
Freightliner New Cascadia models.

50,000th Freightliner New Cascadia delivered

Aug. 28, 2018
A little over one-and-a-half years: that's how long it took to reach 50,000 Freightliner New Cascadia tractors on North American highways.

Daimler Trucks North America said it has delivered the 50,000th New Cascadia since production of the company's rebooted on-highway flagship began in January 2017. DTNA calls it "the most successful Class 8 truck for heavy transports on long-haul routes."

The 50,000th New Cascadia arrived at Claremont, NC-based Cargo Transporters, an asset-based truckload carrier operating more than 550 trucks—including over 120 new Cascadia tractors, DTNA noted—and 1,600 trailers.

Including its Freightliner and Western Star brands, DTNA stakes its claim as "the undisputed market leader" for Class 6-8 trucks in North America, claiming a market share of about 40% of that bracket.

The New Cascadia recently got a fresh powertrain with the unveiling of the battery-electric eCascadia several months ago. NFI Industries and Penske Truck Leasing are set to begin testing the first eCascadia trucks later this year.

Sponsored Recommendations

Heavy-Duty Maintenance Checklist

A maintenance checklist can help ensure you hit everything necessary during an inspection. Check out our free downloadable checklist to help streamline your repairs.

Five Ways a Little Data Can Save Your Company Millions

While most trucking and logistics companies rely on cellular to keep their work fleet connected, satellite has the ability to connect anywhere and through small data transmission...

Fleet Case Study: 15% YOY Growth for ITDS

Learn how this small trucking company scaled significantly and maintained outstanding customer service without adding additional people. Sylectus TMS can automate operations and...

Unlocking Fleet Safety & Efficiency: The Managed Service Advantage

Want to boost your fleet's safety and efficiency? Tune in now to discover the power of Managed Services in optimizing your safety program, streamlining operations, and making ...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!