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US driving champ receives ‘tricked-out’ Freightliner Cascadia

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The National Truck Driving Champion in the US has a new Freightliner Cascadia with which to hone his skills.


Driving champ Carl Krites gets the exclusive use of a tricked-out Freightliner Cascadia for his achievements.
Driving champ Carl Krites gets the exclusive use of a tricked-out Freightliner Cascadia for his achievements.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Truck Driving Champion in the US has a new Freightliner Cascadia with which to hone his skills.

Con-way Freight rewarded its driver Carl Krites with a new pick-up truck, a cash prize and the use of a new tricked-out Cascadia after he earned the title of Grand Champion in three of the last four years at the US version of the National Truck Driving Championships.

“Safety is the number one core value at our company. We live and promote it every day,” said Bob Petrancosta, vice-president of safety for Con-way Freight. “Carl exemplifies our commitment to safety – and it’s not an accident that yet another Con-way Freight driver took home the title.”

The Cascadia is powered by the Detroit Diesel DD13 engine and includes custom decalds heralding Krites’ achievements. He’ll also get to enjoy heated seats with built-in massagers, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, power windows and other options.

“It was so overwhelming to win the title, and to receive the Freightliner Cascadia is icing on the cake,” said Krites.


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