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The Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution

The Freightliner Lineup

When Freightliner Trucks introduced the Cascadia® model, it set a new standard of excellence for fleets throughout North America. Today it is one of the most efficient trucks on the road with a solid track record of performance and reliability – which is why the Cascadia® was a perfect platform to build upon.

Freightliner Trucks engineers spent years developing our latest flagship model, the Cascadia® Evolution. It establishes new benchmarks of fuel economy, innovative design, ease of maintenance and state-of-the-art technology. Our objective was to deliver a lower Real Cost of Ownership™ to our customers. And we exceeded even our own expectations. We invite you to explore the Cascadia® Evolution.

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Applications and Specifications

Cascadia Reefer

Temperature Controlled / Reefer

Ideal for temperature-controlled loads, the Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution brings the coolest technology to the coldest of loads. Equipped with advanced aerodynamic enhancements and the latest engine technologies, it’s designed for impressive fuel economy—even when hauling refrigerated trailers.

Whether you’re hauling food, flowers or pharmaceuticals, uptime is the key to protecting sensitive cargo. With fewer parts, easily accessible with enhanced serviceability, Freightliner® trucks are engineered to be easily maintained for increased uptime.

Real Cost of Ownership is more important than ever. With our extensive service network, competitively priced replacement parts and long-term durability, reliability is delivered by a truck that’s ready when you are. That’s what we call running smart.

Cascadia Regional Distribution

Regional Distribution

Designed for regional hauling and built for the long haul, Freightliner® regional-distribution trucks combine aerodynamic designs, weight-saving materials and the latest in engine technology for maximum fuel efficiency and payload capacity. With the addition of an up-to-50-degree wheel cut for excellent maneuverability, the Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution is built to keep always-in-demand regional haulers on the road.

Additional distribution centers, closer to customers and suppliers, are opening every day. With an expansive dealer network, ServicePoint facilities and 24/7 customer support hotline—particularly when paired with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician onboard diagnostic systems—potential downtime is continually minimized. That’s what we call running smart.

Cascadia Flat Bed

Pickup And Delivery

Built to handle the most cumbersome of jobs, from iron rods and steel pipes to lumber and heavy equipment, the Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution is the the first choice for tough flatbed loads. With plenty of storage on the frame rails for chains, tarps and tie-downs to contain, secure and immobilize the most challenging of loads, there is also plenty of driver headroom, and most can stand comfortably in the cab of our Mid-Roof XT model.

On the road, the advanced aerodynamics and solid, lightweight construction of a Freightliner pays off in maximized payloads and fuel efficiencies. With an up-to 50-degree wheel cut, ample swing space and a ground-to-cab height with plenty of overhead clearance—especially when backing up in crowded distribution centers or tight docking situations—Freightliner delivers superior maneuverability. That’s what we call running smart.

Cascadia TL / LTL


When delivery schedules are non-negotiable, there’s no room for compromise, and when time is critical, it pays to have a reliable truck. Built with the most durable of components, Freightliner® trucks are optimized for strength, endurance and maximum payload.

Equipped with advanced aerodynamic enhancements and the latest drivetrain technologies—including the optional Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission—Freightliners are designed for fuel-sipping efficiency. With more customers focused on cost-per-mile, our extensive service network, reduced maintenance intervals and overall long-term durability lowers Real Cost of Ownership for every customer. That’s why the Freightliner Cascadia® Evolution is the smart choice for truckload and less-than-truckload haulers, and that’s what we call running smart.

Cascadia Bulk Haul

Bulk Haul

Built to maximize payloads and efficiencies without sacrificing durability or safety, Freightliner® bulk-haulers deliver versatility—in bulk. A variety of optional, lightweight components—like aluminum frame rails, axle carriers and air tanks—deliver significant weight savings and real fuel economy.

With a full selection of safety options, including stability control, rollover restraint packages, seat- and steering-wheel-mounted airbags, as well as object-detection and collision-avoidance systems, even hauling heavy and hazardous materials is made safer and easier. Flexible Power Take-Off (PTO) placement increases options. That’s what we call running smart.

  • 8
  • Horsepower
  • 350 – 505 HP
  • Torque
  • Up to 1750 lb-ft
  • GCW
  • 80,000 lbs.
  • Cab Configurations
  • Day Cab
  • Mid-Roof XT
    • 48" XT
    • 60" XT
    • 72" XT
  • Raised Roof
    • 60"
    • 72"
  • Engines
  • Detroit™ DD13®
  • Detroit™ DD15®
  • Axles
  • Detroit
  • Meritor
  • Suspensions
  • Front
    • Taper Leaf
    • Hendrickson AIRTEK®
  • Rear
    • AirLiner®
  • Transmissions
  • Manual
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 8 Speed
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 9 Speed
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 10 Speed
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 13 Speed
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 15 Speed
    • Eaton Fuller® Advantage 18 Speed
  • Automated Manual
    • Detroit DT12® 12 Speed
  • Automatic
    • Allison® 3000 Series
    • Allison® 4000 Series
    • Allison® 4500 Series
  • Available Engines

    Detroit DD13

    Detroit DD13

    For Less-Than-Load, regional distribution and vocational use, the versatile Detroit DD13 engine offers multiple horsepower and torque ratings with technological advancements for enhanced fuel economy and combustion efficiency.

    Detroit DD15

    Detroit DD15

    Continually refining and improving the Detroit DD15 to achieve a new level of performance and efficiency, our engineers are focused on maintaining its segment leading fuel efficiency, reliability and performance. This includes our proprietary asymmetric turbocharger with reduced weight and complexity—to deliver superior performance over other turbo designs. The new Detroit DD15 engine delivers more innovation while powering a new era in driving.

    Detroit DD16

    Detroit DD16

    The Detroit DD16 truck engine is the largest, most powerful engine Detroit has ever produced. With 600 horsepower and a wide, flat torque curve delivering up to 2050 pounds per foot and pulling strong, even below 1000RPM, the DD16 tackles the toughest jobs