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The Freightliner Cascadia: Tomorrow’s Semi Truck

As one of a pair of Freightliner’s flagship semi trucks, the Cascadia bears the fruit of Freightliner’s many innovations. Aside perks like BlueTec emissions systems and patented diagnostics, the Cascadia is also the framework for prototype technologies. When Freightliner launched a cooperative project with the Department of Energy to create a hybrid semi truck engine, the design was based on the Cascadia. The technology was impressive in its initial tests, more than doubling the average

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Freightliner Inspiration’s First Autonomous Driving on Public Roads

From prototype to the road, the Freightliner Inspiration shows off its namesake with an open demo at the Hoover Dam. The super spacious interior, refined controls and advanced driving systems make it one of the most feature-rich trucks on the road. In the video below you can even see the driver employ the steering assist to keep the truck perfectly centered in the lane with no hands. https://youtu.be/CzrTelS3XAc We’re proud to see the Inspiration take to the roads and show its success at

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Freightliner Semi Trucks – Higher MPG Through Aerodynamics

A very important aspect of fuel economy in semi trucks is the shape of the exterior. Some folks may not care about aerodynamic looks from an aesthetic standpoint, but Freightliner’s new SuperTruck scores an impressive 12 MPG due to these types of refinements. This semi truck features a separated radiator that is cooled via ram air on either side of the front of the truck rather than the center. Those same openings also create a tunnel where warm air gets exhausted around the front tires and

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Freightliner Inspiration’s First Autonomous Driving on Public Roads

From prototype to the road, the Freightliner Inspiration shows off its namesake with an open demo at the Hoover Dam. The super spacious interior, refined controls and advanced driving systems make it one of the most feature-rich trucks on the road. In the video below you can even see the driver employ the steering assist to keep the truck perfectly centered in the lane with no hands. https://youtu.be/CzrTelS3XAc We’re proud to see the Inspiration take to the roads and show its success at

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Freightliner Semi Trucks – Higher MPG Through Aerodynamics

A very important aspect of fuel economy in semi trucks is the shape of the exterior. Some folks may not care about aerodynamic looks from an aesthetic standpoint, but Freightliner’s new SuperTruck scores an impressive 12 MPG due to these types of refinements. This semi truck features a separated radiator that is cooled via ram air on either side of the front of the truck rather than the center. Those same openings also create a tunnel where warm air gets exhausted around the front tires and

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