Scheduled maintenance provides a key element for the safe operation of your vehicle. A proper maintenance program also helps to minimize downtime and to safeguard warranties. This maintenance manual provides information necessary for years of safe, reliable, and cost-efficient vehicle operation. The maintenance operations in this manual are not all-inclusive. Also refer to other component and body manufacturers’ instructions for specific inspection and maintenance instructions.
Perform the operations in this maintenance manual at scheduled intervals. Perform the pretrip inspection and daily/weekly/monthly maintenance, as outlined in the vehicle driver’s manual. Major components, such as engines, transmissions, and rear axles, are covered in their own maintenance and operation manuals, that are provided with the vehicle. Perform any maintenance operations listed at the intervals scheduled in those manuals. Your Freightliner Dealership has the qualified technicians and equipment to perform this maintenance for you. They can also set up a scheduled maintenance program tailored specifically to your needs. Optionally, they can assist you in learning how to perform these maintenance procedures.
Determining Scheduled Maintenance Intervals
Performing regular maintenance on your Freightliner vehicle will help ensure that your vehicle delivers safe reliable service and optimum performance for years to come. Failure to follow a regular maintenance program can result in inefficient operation and unscheduled down time.
To determine the correct maintenance intervals for your vehicle you must first determine the type of service or conditions the vehicle will be operating in. Generally, over-the-road vehicles operate under conditions that fall within one of the two types of service described. Before placing your new vehicle in service, determine the type of service (Service Schedule I or II) that applies to the intended use of the vehicle. After determining the vehicle’s type of service, refer to the service schedule table or the vehicle maintenance schedule table, to determine how often maintenance should be performed.
When the vehicle reaches the distance given for a maintenance interval, see the Maintenance Interval Operation Table for a list of the maintenance operations to be performed at that maintenance interval. Use the maintenance operation reference numbers to find detailed instructions in the manual on each operation.
Freightliner Cascadia Types of Service
Service Schedule I (short-haul transport) applies to vehicles that annually travel less than 60,000 miles (100 000 kilometers) and operate under normal conditions. Examples of Schedule I usage are: operation primarily in cities and densely populated areas local transport with infrequent freeway travel or high percentage of stop-and-go travel.
Freightliner Cascadia Service Schedule II (long-haul transport) is for vehicles that annually travel more than 60,000 miles (100 000 kilometers) with minimal city or stop-and-go operation. Examples of Schedule II usage are: regional delivery that is mostly freeway miles interstate transport or any road operation with high annual mileage.
The Initial Maintenance table lists all maintenance operations that are to be performed at the initial maintenance (IM) interval. Maintenance operation numbers are reference numbers used to help you find detailed instructions in this manual on the maintenance operations to be performed. All operations listed in the table, along with the operations listed in the applicable M1 maintenance interval table, must be performed to complete the initial maintenance (IM).
The M1 Maintenance Interval Operations tables list all maintenance operations that are to be performed at the M1 maintenance interval. Maintenance operation numbers are reference numbers used to help you find detailed instructions in this manual on the maintenance operations to be performed.
IMPORTANT: After performing all operations listed in this table, perform all daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance operations listed in the "Pretrip and Post-Trip Inspections and Maintenance" chapter of the CascadiaTM Driver’s Manual
The M3 Maintenance Interval Operations table lists all maintenance operations that are to be performed at the M3 maintenance interval. Maintenance operation numbers are reference numbers used to help you find detailed instructions in this manual on the maintenance operations to be performed. Perform all M1 and M2 maintenance interval operations at the M3 maintenance interval.
Recommendations for Replacement Parts
Replacement parts used for maintenance or repair of noise emission controls should be genuine Freightliner parts. If other than genuine Freightliner parts are used for replacement or repair of components affecting noise emission control, the owner should be sure that such parts are warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to genuine Freightliner parts in performance and durability.