One of the greatest things about a family is that sometimes they'll grow. Central Kentucky Fiber Resources is proud to announce the addition of several new trucks to our family of cargo hauling tractor-trailers, opening up a window to a bright future with the advantages they bring to the company and our customers.
Getting to Know the Newest Members of the Fleet
The 2017 Freightliner Cascadia 125 is the latest model in one of the most popular Class 8 trucks on the road. Her roaring heart is a Detroit DD15 engine with 400 HP and 1750 lb/ft of torque, providing the power needed to haul loads of up to 60,600 pounds. A steel frame and a nimble wheel cutting angle of 50 degrees combine to lend her a beautiful grace, letting the driver make the most of the raw power even with limited maneuvering room.
We optioned the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which was developed to interface seamlessly with the DD15 engines, further enhancing performance and fuel economy. The AMT combines a traditional manual gearbox with a computer-controlled shift actuator and clutch, ensuring the best shift patterns are selected for optimal power or fuel efficiency and also reduces driver fatigue.
On the inside, the cabin is surprisingly spacious with comfort options like the swiveling seats keeping drivers comfortable through the long hauls. Overall, the line is full of comfortable, powerful and efficient rigs that have become a part of the lives of truckers across the nation, and the latest model exemplifies this trend.
Why the Addition?
Given the cost of adding new vehicles to the fleet, you may be wondering what inspired the decision to lease the additional trucks. Two reasons shine out above the others.
Improved Fuel Economy
When you're in the recycling business, you understand the importance of making the most out of everything to help the environment. The steel frame and aerodynamic exterior features cut down on fuel consumption, reducing the volume of greenhouse gasses the trucks emit into the atmosphere.
Further fuel economies are gained with the Cascadia Evolution’s exterior aerodynamic features, such as flared-out chassis side fairings and longer side extenders that stream airflow around the vehicle. These, along with other engineering improvements, help the Evolution model to achieve up to a 7 percent increase in fuel economy over the first-generation EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia model.
Enhanced Safety Features
A safe working environment requires a mix of safety-conscious protocols, like established lifting techniques, and the equipment that promotes safety through making it just a bit easier to get the job done. The Cascadia's cabin is spacious despite the compact frame of the truck, and features like the broad front window and incredible noise reduction make it easier for the driver to see what's going on and avoid the distractions of a noisy highway. With greater situational awareness, drivers can better respond to road conditions for a safer trip.
Help Us Put the New Kids to Work
The power, safety and comfort of the new Freightliner Cascadias will go to waste if their drives don't have an excuse to put them on the road. If you want to search for ways to convert your extra resources into revenue while contributing to the conservation of the environment, the industrial recycling services offered by Central Kentucky Fiber Resources will locate recycling options and move your cargo to the recycling centers.