Key Features in the 2016 Freightliner Cascadia

Trucks play a huge role in our economy, providing transportation for goods across the U.S. and North America. As a fleet manager, you know how critical it is to have safe, reliable, and efficient vehicles that will get your loads from one place to the next. The type of truck that you use is perhaps the single most important factor impacting your profitability. For that reason, Warner Truck Centers sells one of the most dependable and most technologically advanced vehicles available on the road: the Freightliner Cascadia.

Fuel Savings Features

For trucks traveling at high speeds over long periods of time, wind resistance (also known as “drag”) is one of the most critical factors that can slow down a truck and increase its fuel costs. By cutting wind resistance through more aerodynamic designs, you can realize significant savings on every trip. The 2016 Cascadia comes with several aero enhancements, including:

  • Better seal on the windshield for streamlined airflow
  • Closure on the bumper to reduce drag under the hood
  • Seals on gaps from the hood to the bumper to keep high-velocity air from getting under the hood
  • Improved mirror shape and integrated antennae
  • Side extenders and fillers to direct air around the trailer for reduced drag
  • Chassis side fairing to direct air flow around wheels and gaps for optimal performance, even in crosswinds
  • Better cooling system circulation

Engine Improvements

Cascadia trucks are paired with the newly redesigned Detroit DD15® engine, which includes a lighter asymmetric turbocharger, advances in engine electronics, a better Amplified Common Rail Fuel System (ACRS™), emissions technology that meets stringent EPA clean air requirements, and new piston designs and variable speed water pumps to reduce friction and improve fuel economy.

New Cascadia models also have technology that can identify and alert the driver to the optimal shift patterns for more power, better fuel efficiency, and reduced wear and tear on the engine, while still utilizing the traditional clutch-actuated manual gearbox.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We’re more connected than ever and trucks are no exception. New Cascadia trucks come equipped with onboard diagnostics that send real-time information back to a fleet manager or central control and help alert the driver to necessary maintenance before it leads to breakdowns or significant downtime. Less downtime means more time earning while transporting cargo with your trucks.

Driver Comfort

Cascadia trucks also offer several options to provide the most comfortable and convenient vehicle for your drivers. Ergonomic designs accommodate drivers of all sizes, and comfort features such as heated and ventilated seats, lumbar support, and a multi-way adjustable steering wheel mean that each driver can get the ideal fit. Plus an ultra-quiet cab ensures driving comfort as well as better sleep, which means well-rested and safe drivers.

To find out more about the latest Cascadia trucks, check out the selection at Warner Truck Centers today.

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