What Size Mattress Fits in a Freightliner eCascadia?
Traveling across long distances can be grueling, but truck drivers know this better than most. This is why it is so important to drive a truck that is up to date with the most current equipment and features, like the Freightliner eCascadia. The Freightliner eCascadia is one of the newest, most cutting-edge semi-trucks on the market. Only having been introduced in recent years, it is already one of North America’s best-selling class 8 trucks. Truck drivers from all around can attest to this vehicle’s excellence. Not only is the Freightliner eCascadia an innovative achievement, but it also manages to still prioritize your comfort and safety every step of the way.
About the Freightliner eCascadia
What makes this a stand-out truck is that it is a 100% electric powered Freightliner Cascadia. By producing zero emissions, the Freightliner eCascadia is now helping drivers achieve sustainability goals. This electric semi-truck is forging a path in the industry towards cleaner and greener trucks, which will lead to a better, cleaner future.
Aside from being better for the environment, the Freightliner eCascadia is a great truck in its own right. As an electric semi with an 82,000 gross vehicle weight, it is perfect for short-haul, last-mile logistics. On a full charge, the eCascadia can travel up to 250 miles, and it recharges up to 80% in just 90 minutes. The eCascadia has a length of 306”, a width of 100.7”, and it stands at 116.2” tall. Read full specs here. It has a sharp front end profile with slim headlights and a large grille, accented by two columns of blue LED lights. These blue LED lights are, also, positioned above the windshield so you can rest assured knowing you will have exceptional visibility, even at night. On the interior of the eCascadia, a digital dash and center touch screen impart a modern look.
As much was time put into the innovation of the Freightliner eCascadia, developers and designers put even more focus into the truck’s safety. The eCascadia boasts industry-leading safety features, proven by rigorous safety testing and re-testing. The eCascadia battery has been tested for emergency shut off, fire resistance, and submersion. It goes without saying, Freightliner has pioneered the most comprehensive safety systems in trucking. Your safety is always the number one priority.
The Right Mattress for the Freightliner eCascadia
Being that this semi truck model is so new, the Freightliner eCascadia is currently only available in a day cab 116” configuration. However, given that this is a newer vehicle, you can expect more configuration options to be developed in the future. The mattress you sleep on is one of the most important aspects to a comfortable sleeper truck, so you might want to prepare in advance. Fortunately, other Freightliner truck models are typically available with sleeper cabins, but the stock mattresses they come with usually only last so long on the road. Eventually, your OEM mattress will become worn and lack support, so you will find that many truck drivers quickly upgrade their mattress, specifically to a mattress that can provide higher quality support while minimizing motion transfer. When it comes to finding the right mattress, there are many factors to consider. For truck mattresses in particular, size is a crucial aspect to get right. Sleeper cabins provide a very specific amount of space that can accommodate a mattress. In the case of Freightliner trucks, the sleeper bunk usually measures 38 inches wide by 80 inches long. While this is a compact sleeping space, this mattress size is the same length as a king or queen mattress, meaning you should still have plenty of room to stretch your legs.
What A SleepDog® Mattress Can Do for You
At SleepDog® , we only offer mattresses that maximize comfort, safety and support. Unlike the factory installed mattresses, SleepDog® CertiPUR-US® certified mattresses are made to withstand and enhance the over the road sleeping experience. We offer two American-made mattress models, the SleepDog® Mattress and the BigDawg Mattress™. Both of these mattress models are DOT approved mattresses and built with CoolRest® memory foam and SureAlign® support foam to provide optimal comfort. This combination of memory foam that is made in house ensures support for any sleep position and minimal motion transfer. Additionally, the BigDawg™ model is double-sided meaning that the 9" plush memory foam construction can be flipped for either soft or firm support.
Both mattress models come in a variety of sizes, but for most Freightliner Cascadia sleeper cabins, the ideal upgrade is a Size A or a Size B. The Size A SleepDog® or BigDawg™ mattress measures 36 inches by 80 inches while the Size B measures 39 inches by 89 inches, either of which should fit perfectly in a Freightliner truck depending on your configuration. Keep in mind that when you order from SleepDog®, you are entitled to a 10-year warranty and a 120-night risk-free sleep trial, because we want to ensure that our sleepers are more than satisfied with their purchase. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Specialists who are happy to help!