Cascadia keyless entry, CPAP power

Freightliner has unveiled keyless entry and a power supply for medical devices as the latest upgrades to its new Cascadia models.

The keyless entry offers buttons to control door locks, but also to roll down windows and even test exterior bulbs. Two keyless entry transmitters are paired at the plant, while one transmitter can be paired to multiple trucks.

Meanwhile, a new medical device power supply will keep a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device running for eight to 10 hours. It draws from an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery mounted under the bunk, a dedicated 12-volt power outlet mounted on the front of the bunk, and a charge control isolator. It can be recharged through the alternator or shore power.


John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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