Specs & Resources

350-605 HP
Up to 2050 lb-ft

Cascadia Overview Brochure

Cab / Sleep Configurations

  • Day Cab
    • 116" BBC
    • 126" BBC 
  • Sleeper Cab Mid-Roof XT
    • 116" / 126" BBC 48"
    • 116" / 126" BBC 60"
    • 116" / 126" BBC 72"
  • Sleeper Cab Raised Roof
    • 116" / 126" BBC 60"
    • 116" / 126" BBC 72"
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Build Your Own Cascadia®

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Explore the Cascadia®

Trucking down to a science means attention to every detail. See what makes the Cascadia a best-in-class leader by exploring its new features here.

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A Shape that Means Business

The Cascadia is the most advanced on-highway truck Freightliner has ever offered. Advanced aerodynamics help it slice through the air and boost fuel efficiency. Smart exterior design improves basic vehicle servicing, increasing uptime.

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Designed to reduce your Real Cost of Ownership℠, the Cascadia offers improved fuel economy, enhanced safety features and leads the way in technological advancements and driver comfort.

Aero Package

At Freightliner, fuel efficiency is an obsession as evidenced by new enhancements to the Aero package, which now includes an A-pillar deflector, tow hook covers as well as an optimally sloped hood, aerodynamic mirrors, door seals, side extenders, side extender seals, removable rear wheel covers, and full chassis fairings with enhanced flexible side skirts.

AeroX Package

Take aerodynamics to the next level with the new AeroX package’s optimized low ground-clearance bumper, optimized drive wheel fairings, optimized roof deflector, front wheel well closeouts, Aerodynamic Height Control and MICHELIN® X® LINE ENERGY DRIVE + tires in addition to the longer side extenders and removable rear wheel covers.

LED Headlights

The new Freightliner Cascadia headlight is the industry’s first full-LED lighting system, improving visibility with a whiter light, focused beam pattern, longer life and ease of replacement, to reduce your downtime and directly impact your bottom line.


With a single-piece windshield, allowing for greater coverage from wipers in bad weather, and a one-piece door window, Freightliner drivers experience enhanced visibility in the Cascadia®. Lower engine and radiator positions increase hood slope, improving sight lines


The Cascadia from Freightliner is a quiet workhorse with triple-sealed doors, new Quiet Steel® technology and premium cab insulation material. Exterior trim packages and custom options add style and save fuel.


Safety, Functionality and Comfort

During an average week, between driving, doing paperwork, eating, taking breaks, exercising and sleeping, drivers can spend more than 100 hours in the cab. The optimized Freightliner interior of the Cascadia® was designed for drivers with this in mind.

The 18-Wheel Corner Office

Freightliner reimagined the Cascadia interior, starting with the dashboard, which features an all-new instrument cluster and automotive-style steering wheel controls and switch placement, to meet the driver needs.

Day Cab

The Cascadia day cab options are designed for safety and functionality. Gauges are integrated with the instrument cluster and operated from simple controls on the steering wheel. Large, comfortable seats, a powerful HVAC system with six dash-mounted vents and adjustable-tilt telescoping steering increase cab comfort.

Sleeper Cab

The Cascadia® is available in 48-inch, 60-inch and 72-inch mid-roof models, plus 60-inch and 72-inch raised-roof sleeper options. Optional driver lounge incorporates dual-seat dining/working areas with a table-desk and a large, fold-down 40-inch by 80-inch bed. There are also new refrigerator options and improved storage spaces that include shelving. A swing-out TV bracket accepts a 24-inch flat-panel television; ambient lighting options and increased power outlets for added convenience.

Integrated Detroit Powertrain

Optimized For Your Truck

The Detroit® Integrated Powertrain (IDP) is specifically designed, engineered and assembled in Detroit to work together as a single unit for optimal drivetrain efficiency, helping to maximize your bottom line results. IDP integrates the most fuel efficient DD15® and DD13® engines ever designed with the technologically advanced DT12® On-Highway Series transmissions and specifically engineered Detroit steer and high-speed ratio tandem axles for optimal, efficient performance.

Efficiency With Detroit Integration

Spec your Cascadia® with the Detroit® Integrated Powertrain (IDP), uniting engine, transmission and axles to optimize your configuration.

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Detroit DD13

The downsped, 400HP DD13 efficiently powers less-than-truckload, regional distribution and vocational applications. A great engine choice for the Cascadia, the DD13 features the longest service intervals in its class, with easy serviceability.

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Detroit DD15

The downsped, high-performance, 400 HP DD15 engine is a great choice to power your custom Freightliner Cascadia, with a 1750 lb-ft rating, and greater horsepower and torque at lower RPMs. Operate in top gear longer and cruise at more efficient engine speeds with the DD15.

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Detroit DD15 Gen 5

The new DD15 Gen 5 engine is the latest innovation of the most popular Class 8 engine in North America. The latest DD15 has been significantly redesigned to offer new ratings, a new aftertreatment system and cutting-edge technology that offers a fuel efficiency increase of up to three percent.

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DT12 Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)

A standard option in the Cascadia, the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission combines a traditional, clutch-actuated manual gearbox with a computer-controlled shift actuator and clutch. The best shift patterns are selected electronically for optimal power and fuel efficiency.

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Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM)

In the Cascadia, the DT12 transmission uses IPM to pinpoint the truck's location and looks more than a mile ahead to anticipate terrain, adjusting cruise control, pre-selecting gears, using eCoast and engine-braking to maximize efficiency.

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Detroit Axles

The superior choice for your Cascadia, Detroit axles meet the toughest demands. Our front-steer, single-rear and tandem-rear axles equip your truck with the support and maneuverability your business needs to facilitate success.

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Axle Lubrication Management

Detroit tandem rear axles feature an optional axle-lubrication-management (ALM) system that actively regulates the oil level at the ring gear, and friction-loss-optimized pinion bearings to reduce friction and parasitic loss.

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Connected to Your Success

The Detroit Connect® suite of connected vehicle services is like inviting a business analyst, service technician and experienced consultant into your Cascadia to monitor performance data and empower your business decisions.

Detroit Connect Virtual Technician

Detroit Connect Virtual Technician® Remote Diagnostic Service informs fleets and owner-operators driving new Freightliner trucks, spec’d with Detroit engines,  within minutes of a fault event, noting the severity and when, where and how to best fix the issue. Helping fleets reduce diagnostic time and increase uptime in their new Freightliner Cascadias.

Detroit Connect Remote Updates

Remote Updates increases uptime by allowing new Freightliner Cascadia fleets to remotely accept powertrain firmware updates, initiate engine parameter changes and download Detroit Diesel Electronic Control (DDEC®) reports.

Detroit Connect Analytics

Detroit Connect Analytics translates your Freightliner truck’s fuel efficiency performance and safety data into interactive, easy-to-understand reports with actionable insights, allowing you to spend less time crunching numbers and more time optimizing vehicle performance.

Detroit Connect

Detroit Connect Direct provides fleets with direct access to critical information such as vehicle location, fault codes and diagnostics, fuel performance, safety data and driver behavior. With Detroit Connect Direct, customers can select which data sets they want, how much and how frequently they would like that data made available, so it can be imported into their backend systems. Detroit Connect Direct is delivered through the proprietary Detroit Connect platform exclusive to the new Freightliner Cascadia.

Detroit Connect Wireless In-cab Device Connection

The proprietary Detroit Connect platform, exclusive to the Cascadia, will link wirelessly with an in-cab device via Bluetooth, which allows hours of service (HOS) data to be delivered to Detroit Connect authorized Electronic Logging Device (ELD) apps. This provides the necessary information required from the vehicle to meet the federal ELD regulations without the need for any additional pieces of hardware.


Cascadia owners can choose among multiple fleet-management solutions, including pre-wire options for third-party telematics providers. The Zonar Connect mobile communications tablet, from Freightliner’s preferred telematics partner Zonar, simplifies driver communication and recordkeeping.

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Setting Safety Standards

With disc brakes and the Detroit Assurance® 5.0 collision mitigation coming standard on the Cascadia, Freightliner’s commitment to safety remains our priority. Design improvements, technological advancements, and new safety features reinforce our top goal of accident reduction and driver protection.

Detroit Assurance 5.0 is standard equipment on every Detroit-powered Cascadia. Detroit Assurance 5.0 offers a number of enhancements that can improve uptime, safety and driver experience, including fusing the radar and camera technologies for increased confidence in object detection to further mitigate accidents and the costs associated with them.

Detroit Assurance Suite of Safety Systems

The Detroit Assurance Suite of Safety Systems delivers on-road control and protection second to none in your Cascadia. Active Brake Assist is always on, detecting the distances to objects ahead in its path, calculating speed, and determining if a warning or braking action is necessary. The optional camera based Active Lane Assist features provide added protection for unintended lane drifting, lane centering corrections and blind spot side guard assist coverage for the entire length of the trailer.

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Active Brake Assist (ABA)

The radar-based ABA system calculates distances and speeds of objects ahead in the truck’s path, determining if a warning or a braking action is necessary, and engaging in full or partial braking to mitigate potential collisions as needed.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Automatically adjusting the Cascadia’s cruising speed to maintain a  safe, continuous following distances to vehicles ahead, ACC helps the truck remain in cruise control longer and reduces driver fatigue. Optional headway control in a new interactive dash display allows for adjusting following distances.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

The optional camera-based LDW feature sounds an audio and visual alert if the driver unintentionally crosses lanes without using their turn signal by detecting reflective paint and raised reflectors on the road.


Uptime-Boosting Support

Freightliner’s robust service footprint with more than 400 dealership and service locations in North America – 268 Elite Support dealerships, 200 ServicePoint facilities and a 24/7 toll-free hotline - means no matter where you are, we've got you covered.


Your Cascadia is built with genuine Freightliner parts—designed and manufactured with the highest quality materials. For optimal durability and performance, accept no substitutes.

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Freightliner’s robust North American service profile, with 268 Elite Support Dealerships and 200 ServicePoint centers, makes it easy to keep your Cascadia running strong, wherever you are.

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In your Cascadia, you can always connect directly with real people at (1-800-FTL-HELP). With our 24/7, toll-free helpline for technical support, roadside assistance or towing services, Freightliner is here to help.


Freightliner offers North America’s most extensive dealership network, with more than 400 locations spread far and wide, staffed with highly trained experts who know your Cascadia.

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The Integrated Detroit Powertrain Reveal the Efficiency

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On-Highway Applications

The Cascadia: From day cabs to mid-roof and raised-roof sleepers, Freightliner has the right on-highway truck to fit your business needs.


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