Supply chain, transport and freight management, and warehousing and distribution solutions provider Linfox recently took delivery of a 505-horsepower Cascadia 116 to haul B-double fuel tankers out of its Essendon Fields headquarters. Among other benefits, Linfox says the truck “raises the bar for conventional truck safety” in Australia, and exceeds Euro 6 emission requirements, aligning it with Linfox’s “relentless focus on improving safety and cutting emissions.”
“Exceptional Safety & Efficiency”
Linfox’s relationship with Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Western Star, and FUSO Trucks brand owner Daimler began with a Mercedes-Benz 1418 that Linfox founder Lindsay Fox drove back when he began building the family-owned haulage firm. Daimler Truck and Bus Australia President Daniel Whitehead says Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks are already serving Linfox well, and “it’s wonderful that Freightliner now has a conventional product that delivers the exceptional safety and efficiency that Linfox demands.”
Freightliner Australia Pacific Director Stephen Downes says safety is vital with all trucks, but it’s “absolutely paramount” for making fuel deliveries, something the Cascadia is well-suited to do. “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,” he says. The Cascadia is also equipped with radar-based adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, fatigue alert, Electronic Stability Control, and optional Sideguard Assist technologies.
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The 505-hp, 13-litre, six-cylinder Detroit DDT13 engine in Linfox’s Cascadia 116 generates up to 2,508.2 newton meters of torque. A variant with a 600-hp 16-litre Detroit engine produces up to 2,779.4 newton metres of torque.