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A million trucks strong and counting: Freightliner Cascadia reaches production milestone

Breaking records and not just speed limits, the Freightliner Cascadia just hit a milestone—1 million trucks strong!

Shaynah Miranda Shaynah Miranda on Apr 29, 2024
Daimler Truck celebrates a milestone with the production of the one-millionth Freightliner Cascadia.

Hauling a million! Since its introduction in 2007, the Freightliner Cascadia has become a leading figure in the Class 8 truck category, mostly due to its focus on what fleets and drivers need the most. Enhancements in driver comfort, safety features, and a huge reduction in fuel consumption by over 35% have kept the Cascadia at the top of the trucking industry. The goal of improving important aspects of trucking has guaranteed its place as the go-to model for trucks across North America, establishing its status as the best-selling commercial truck.


The Cascadia serves as a foundation for new technologies in trucking. It’s the base vehicle for the SuperTruck initiative, a research project that looks into next-generation technologies for commercial trucks. Also, its electric version, the eCascadia, has started making a name for itself with over 6 million miles driven across numerous fleets in the U.S. since 2022. Additionally, an autonomous-ready version is under test, incorporating safety systems for self-driving capabilities.


The Cascadia has introduced several industry firsts in safety and technology. It was the first to feature the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems, which integrates with the truck’s powertrain for enhanced safety. In addition, Detroit Connect was launched to provide fleets with essential data to improve operational efficiency and truck maintenance.


Supported by a strong network of nearly 500 dealer locations across North America, Cascadia owners have access to comprehensive service options. As Daimler Truck continues to evolve the Cascadia with future SuperTruck projects planned until 2027, the goal remains to increase safety, efficiency, and comfort to meet the needs of modern fleets and drivers.


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