Daimler Truck Celebrates 1Million Cascadia

Daimler Truck’s Freightliner Reaches Landmark: 1 Million Cascadia Milestone

Daimler Truck AG (“Daimler Truck”) marks a momentous occasion as it celebrates the production of the 1 millionth Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty truck. The Cascadia, renowned as the top-selling Class 8 truck in North America, achieves this remarkable milestone, underscoring its position as an industry leader.

Since its inception in 2007, the Freightliner Cascadia has consistently set new standards in driver comfort, safety enhancements, and fuel efficiency. Over the years, it has seen a remarkable improvement of more than 35 percent in fuel economy, solidifying its reputation as a pioneering commercial vehicle.

Moreover, the Cascadia remains at the forefront of innovation within the industry. It serves as the foundation for the SuperTruck initiative, a collaborative project with the Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at exploring cutting-edge technologies for heavy-duty trucks. Additionally, the introduction of the battery electric Freightliner eCascadia in 2022 has seen over 6 million miles of successful operations with customers across the United States.

Looking ahead, Daimler Truck North America (“DTNA”) has developed an autonomous-ready version of the Cascadia, equipped with redundant safety features and designed to seamlessly integrate future autonomous driving capabilities. This model is currently undergoing real-world testing by Torc Robotics, a subsidiary of DTNA, reaffirming its commitment to safety and innovation.

David Carson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DTNA, expressed gratitude to customers for their trust in the Cascadia and Freightliner over the years. He emphasized the company’s dedication to delivering purposeful and innovative transportation solutions to support businesses in their success.

With nearly 500 locations across North America, Freightliner’s extensive dealer network ensures comprehensive sales and service support for the Cascadia, further enhancing its appeal to customers.

Throughout its history, the Freightliner Cascadia has seen several key product developments, including the introduction of the Detroit DD15 engine platform, the launch of the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), and advancements in safety systems such as Detroit Assurance.

The Cascadia has also been pivotal in milestone projects such as the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, the SuperTruck program, and the introduction of right-hand drive versions for international markets.

As the Freightliner SuperTruck III program receives funding for future advancements, the legacy of the Cascadia continues to evolve, reaffirming its status as an iconic and innovative heavy-duty truck in the commercial vehicle industry.