Local Cascadia momentum grows with Linfox endorsement


Linfox adds new Cascadia unit to its fuel tanker fleet

Local Cascadia momentum grows with Linfox endorsement
Freightliner Australia Pacific Director, Stephen Downes, Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, Linfox Founder, Lindsay Fox, Linfox Executive Chairman, Peter Fox and Linfox Fleet and Procurement President Ray Gamble next to the Linfox Cascadia.

 

Indicating a huge tick of approval for the new Freightliner Cascadia shortly after its local launch, one of Australia’s largest logistics firms has added the brand to its fuel tanker fleet.

Linfox recently took delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia 116 for its B-double fuel tanker operations at its Australian headquarters in Essendon Fields.

The Linfox Cascadia 116 uses the 505hp 13-litre six-cylinder DD13 engine, which generates 2,050lb-ft of torque, while a 16-litre Detroit engine with up to 600hp and 1,850lb-ft is also available.

Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox, founder Lindsay Fox and Linfox fleet and procurement president Ray Gamble were on hand to receive the keys to one of the first Cascadias in Australia from Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead and Freightliner Australia Pacific director Stephen Downes. 


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"Linfox demands nothing less than the best safety and emission standards in the class when it comes to the trucks it selects and the Cascadia certainly fits that bill," Whitehead says.

Whitehead notes Daimler’s relationship with Linfox goes back to the very beginning when truck driver Lindsay Fox started building the iconic transport company with a 1418 Mercedes-Benz and it has continued to grow and flourish since Peter took the helm in 1993.

"Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks are already serving the Linfox fleet well, and it is wonderful that Freightliner now has a conventional product that delivers the exceptional safety and efficiency that Linfox demands.

"There is no better endorsement for our trucks than having them go to work in those iconic colours," he adds.

The Cascadia is well-suited to fuel deliveries, the parties note.

"Safety is important with all trucks, but it is absolutely paramount with fuel tankers," Whitehead says.

"These vehicles are often operating in built-up areas making deliveries to local service stations, so standard integrated safety technology such as pedestrian-sensing Autonomous Emergency Braking and the improved visibility of the Cascadia is priceless," Downes adds. 

 

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