Freightliner Cascadia joins Linfox fleet

In Freightliner, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 8, 2020

Linfox, Australia‘s largest private family owned supply chain solutions company, recently took delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia 116 for its B-double fuel tanker operations at its Australian headquarters in Essendon Fields.

The Linfox Cascadia 116 uses the (376kW) 505hp 13-litre 6-cylinder DD13 engine, which generates 2779Nm (2050lb-ft) of torque.

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says it is fantastic to see the Cascadia in the Linfox fleet. “Linfox 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.”

Daimler‘s relationship with Linfox goes back to the very beginning when truck driver Lindsay Fox started building the transport company with a 1418 Mercedes-Benz, and it has continued to grow and flourish since Peter Fox, executive chairman, took the helm in 1993.

“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,” Whitehead says. 

Freightliner Australia Pacific director Stephen Downes says the Cascadia is well suited to fuel deliveries. “These vehicles are often operating in built-up areas making deliveries to local service stations, so standard integrated safety technology such as pedestrian-sensing Autonomous Emergency Braking and the improved visibility of the Cascadia is priceless.” 

Cascadia introduces 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 a radar-based adaptive cruise control system, lane departure warning and fatigue alert. This is in addition to Electronic Stability Control and the option of Sideguard Assist, which uses radar and camera technology to ‘look‘ down the left side of the truck and trailer to detect pedestrians and objects in preparation for left turns.