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Three US O/Os document their travels in Freightliner Cascadia

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Three American owner/operators will be handed the keys to a new Freightliner Cascadia, and asked ...


PORTLAND, Ore. — Three American owner/operators will be handed the keys to a new Freightliner Cascadia, and asked to document their experiences for a year.

The ‘Slice of Life’ program will allow the participating truckers to drive a brand new Cascadia for a year. In turn they will blog about their real-life experiences and travels on the newly-formed Web site: www.sliceoftruckerlife.com.

“The Cascadia and DD15 pairing results in an extremely fuel efficient on-highway commercial vehicle that will positively impact bottom lines,” said Melissa Clausen, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Through this unique program, we are pleased to help these owner/operators meet their business needs while they test out the Cascadia in their day-to-day lives.”

The three participating owner/operators are: Henry Albert, 44, of Statesville, N.C.; Dick McCorkle, 63, Noblesville, Ind.; and Kurt Grove, 49, of Sapulpa, Okla.

“I am honoured that Freightliner chose me to participate in this project,” Albert said. “I’m really looking forward to experiencing just how fuel efficient we can get these trucks to operate. I also am anxious to drive the Cascadia because of how quiet it will be.”

The owner/operators have had their Cascadias since Aug. 19.

“The Slice of Life trucks are already generating significant interest among other truckers who want to know more about what it is Kurt, Dick and Henry are a part of,” said Jamie Cabrera, manager, owner/operator product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We are excited to have launched a program that allows owner-operators to share their first-person Cascadia experiences.”

The trucks and drivers will be available at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 19-21 in Louisville, Ky.


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