Freightliner Cascadia.

Topic 23299 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Harley T.'s Comment
member avatar

I am in the process of purchasing a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia with a dd15 505 engine and a dt12 transmission. It comes equipped with a 2.85 ratio rear end. I am concerned that this may not work well on Hills as we travel Coast to Coast through Tennessee, Kentucky Wyoming Etc with good size mountains. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions from current weight liner owners out there. Thank you. Also am I correct in believing that the 505 horsepower can be increased to 565 with a software change?

Big Scott's Comment
member avatar

We don't talk about owning trucks here. We work hard to help people get a start in trucking with success. You should look here OOIDA web site. I did this from my phone so it's the mobile site. You can also Google OOIDA. Good luck.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

Pete B.'s Comment
member avatar

My company truck, Freightliner Cascadia also, has a smaller engine than what you’re talking about; it’s got the DD13. I’ve pulled numerous loads through the Appalachians as well as across the mountains out west, 76000-79000 lbs, with no problems other than having to do it slowly. Do you want to run with the Big Money Truckers and blow up the hills at 45, 50 mph, or just get up and over the mountains? What you’ve got will be fine. I feel that all that extra horsepower will just lead to higher fuel cost. Yeah, it sucks chugging up the hills in 7th, even 6th gear, but eventually I get there.

Harley T.'s Comment
member avatar

Thank you for your input.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More