Truck-Lite, BorgWarner achieve standard position with Freightliner

freightliner truck on the highway with red cab and white trailerTruck-Lite and BorgWarner have achieved standard position on the new Freightliner Cascadia, the companies announced Tuesday.

For the 2018 model year, the new Cascadia, Freightliner’s flagship model, will feature three Truck-Lite components as standard equipment: the main mirror, located on the doors of the truck; the fender mirror, located on the hood of the truck; and side turn lamp, an LED side lamp mounted on the front fender, the company says.

“Truck-Lite has been at the forefront of mirror system design and innovation, and we’re pleased to continue our relationship with Daimler Trucks North America,” says John Cecco, Truck-Lite vice president of Sales. “Our safety and visibility systems are trusted by nearly all major manufacturers and will serve Freightliner and the new Cascadia very well.”

Additionally, BorgWarner technology is now the only available option on 2017 Detroit DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines as well as the 2017 Cummins ISX15 for the Cascadia. Whether on or off, BorgWarner says its fan and fan drive optimize airflow for greater efficiency and fuel economy.

“BorgWarner engineers thoroughly understand the operating conditions for on-highway vehicles. The combination of our 6-blade fan and proven on/off fan drive delivers benchmark efficiency and noise reduction. Trucking fleets will appreciate improved fuel economy as well as its modular, low-maintenance design,” says Joe Fadool, president and general manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “We are very excited to reach this elite level of partnership with Freightliner. This is a testament to BorgWarner’s unmatched on-highway product performance and reliability.”

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