Daimler Truck AG (to which the brand Freightliner belongs) has recently reached the production rate of one million Cascadia trucks. According to the manufacturer, the Cascadia is the first Class 8 truck in North America which is reaching this seven-figure mark.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Cascadia has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 35 percent. In addition, the battery electric Freightliner eCascadia, which launched in 2022, has today driven over 6 million miles with customers across more than 50 fleets in the U.S. And looking even further into the future, Daimler Truck North America (“DTNA”) also designed an autonomous-ready Cascadia with redundant safety features, which include braking and steering for a truck tailor-made for autonomous driving functionalities and prepared for the integration of any virtual driver.

Freightliner Cascadia: autonomous driving projects

Currently, the autonomous-ready Cascadia is being tested as a self-driving truck in real-world operations by Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of DTNA since 2019, setting standards for safety on the road. “For more than 80 years, Freightliner has been dedicated to serving its customers with purposeful and innovative transportation solutions to help businesses succeed. When the Freightliner Cascadia launched in 2007, it was designed to do exactly that, and we are incredibly grateful to our customers who have placed their trust in the Cascadia and Freightliner to help us reach the 1 million mark”, said David Carson, SVP of sales and marketing at DTNA.


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