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September 26, 2017 3:00 PM, EDT

Freightliner Cascadia Adds Midroof Sleepers

Cascadia 60-inch midroof A refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model with a 60-inch midroof XT. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America announced that its refreshed Freightliner Cascadia model will add midroof sleeper berths for regional overnight haul applications and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

The configurations include 48-, 60- and 72-inch midroof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch bumper to back of cab lengths. All three configurations offer two levels of aerodynamic packages, the Aero or AeroX, the company’s most fuel-efficient specification, according to DTNA.

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The truck gets LED-lit interior and exterior lights and an ergonomic dashboard and display screen designed to help drivers access gauges and switches without reaching.

A loft option is available in the 72-inch midroof XT configuration features a two-seat dinette-work table and opposing seating. These seats can be folded flat to allow a full Murphy-style bed to swing down in less than 15 seconds, according to DTNA.

“The addition of the midroof configuration allows more customers in different applications to experience the benefits of the new Cascadia,” said Mike McHorse, DTNA’s manager for on-highway product marketing.