Freightliner New Cascadia prototype test drive, CEO Roger Nielsen interview

Freightliner New Cascadia prototype test drive, CEO Roger Nielsen interview

Daimler Trucks’ new High Desert Proving Ground is highly engineered to simulate a truck’s full service life in approximately six months. One test track mile is equal to 200 real-world miles in terms of durability testing.

And the test track doesn’t fool around.

I hopped inside a Freightliner New Cascadia Prototype and hit the three and a half mile track, or more accurately, the track hit me. I also sat down with Daimler Trucks’ recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer Roger Nielsen, who underscored the importance of testing and the need for this new facility.

So come along as I stress test the future of Freightliner on this episode of On the Road.

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