Freightliner Trucks Delivers 50,000th New Cascadia


From left to right: Freightliner Trucks District Manager Kirk Gavaghan hands over the keys to the first new Cascadia to President of Catawba Rental Company Danny Abernathy and President of Cargo Transporters Dennis Dellinger at their headquarters in Claremont, NC. Catawba Rental Company and Cargo Transporters are sister companies.

On Aug. 22, 2018, Freightliner Trucks marked the delivery of the 50,000th new Cascadia® since its start of production in January 2017.

“Our goal was to develop a truck with our customers in mind and provide them with the very best in fuel efficiency, safety and driver-focused features,”

said Richard Howard, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “We want to sincerely thank all of our customers for the continued trust and partnership, and we could have never reached this significant milestone without them.”

By combining the global engineering expertise of parent company Daimler AG, hundreds of hours of testing in DTNA’sresearch and development facilities and millions of miles of on-highway testing, Freightliner designed the new Cascadia, its most technologically advanced and aerodynamic truck.

Claremont, N.C.-based Cargo Transporters recently added 128 new Cascadia trucks to its fleet. This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited DTNA’s truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C., to discuss local employment, DTNA’s footprint in the state and Cargo Transporters’ new Cascadia trucks with executives from both companies. More than 6,500 people work at DTNA facilities in North Carolina, and Cargo Transporters employs more than 700 in the state.

The Cargo Transporters team worked closely with the North Carolina-based West Carolina Freightliner dealership to spec the right solution for its interstate and intrastate truckload and drive van delivery business. Cargo Transporters currently operates more than 550 Freightliner trucks produced by the Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant.
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