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Top execs turn out for this Cascadia delivery

Top execs turn out for this Cascadia delivery

NZ Truck & Driver News

 August 2020   
Freightliner has got a foot in the door at Australian transport giant Linfox with its new Cascadia – with a high-level delivery of a 116 model for B-double fuel tanker operation.

Linfox founder Lindsay Fox, executive chairman Peter Fox, and fleet and procurement president Ray Gamble were all on hand to receive the keys to one of the first Cascadias in Australia from Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead and Freightliner Australia Pacific director Stephen Downes.

"There is no better endorsement for our trucks than having them go to work in those iconic colours," said Whitehead.

Linfox, Australia's largest private family-owned supply chain solutions company, "demands nothing less than the best safety and emission standards in the class when it comes to the trucks it selects – and the Cascadia certainly fits that bill," he added.

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Freightliner has got a foot in the door at Australian transport giant Linfox with its new Cascadia – with a high-level delivery of a 116 model for B-double fuel tanker operation.
Linfox founder Lindsay Fox, executive chairman Peter Fox, and fleet and procurement president Ray Gamble were all on hand to receive the keys to one of the first Cascadias in Australia from Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead and Freightliner Australia Pacific director Stephen Downes.
"There is no better endorsement for our trucks than having them go to work in those iconic colours," said Whitehead.
Linfox, Australia's largest private family-owned supply chain solutions company, "demands nothing less than the best safety and emission standards in the class when it comes to the trucks it selects – and the Cascadia certainly fits that bill," he added.
"Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks are already serving the Linfox fleet well, and it is wonderful that Freightliner now has a conventional product that delivers the exceptional safety and efficiency that Linfox demands."
Freightliner says that the Cascadia "raises the bar for conventional truck safety in Australia" and exceeds the Euro 6 emission standard.
It has fully-integrated safety features including a radar and camera-based autonomous emergency braking system that can automatically detect and fully brake for pedestrians. 
It also has radar-based adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and fatigue alert and electronic stability control. There is also the option of sideguard assist, which uses radar and a camera to "look" down the left side of combination to detect pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles – to avoid collisions during left turns.
The Linfox Cascadia 116 has a 376 kilowatt/505 horsepower 13-litre six-cylinder DD13 engine, which generates 2508 Newton metres/1850 lb ft of torque. A 16-litre Detroit engine is also available with up to 447kW/600hp and 2779Nm/2050 lb ft.  

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