Freightliner Trucks is now offering a ‘customer demonstrator program’ for its new Cascadia 113 natural-gas-powered day-cab tractor. These trucks are equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine, the Allison 4000HS transmission and 115 DGE compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks.
‘By providing our customers with the opportunity to test drive a Cascadia 113 natural gas, they'll experience first-hand the performance and efficiency of an alternative fuel solution,’ says TJ Reed, director of product strategy for Freightliner Trucks.
The company says it is putting five tractors into circulation in the U.S. and Canada for test runs. Full production on the Cascadia 113 natural gas model will begin during the third quarter of 2013.