Truck News


Great Dane enhances safety features and unveils two new truck bodies

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane is set to introduce enhanced trailer safety features and its new Blizzard and Guardian truck bodies during the 2016 International Foodservice Distributors Association conference this week.

Great Dane says safety features on its Everest reefer like the ASA Electronics wireless backup camera and Grote perimeter and interior LED lighting will help improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians and the food being transported.

The wireless rear-mounted camera system is said to be the industry’s smallest wireless camera system powered by wireless auto-pairing technology, and features an embedded microphone and provides increased awareness of what is happening behind the trailer.

Drivers will see images for a minimum of 22 feet behind the trailer, along with 8.5 feet of visibility in each lane adjacent to the trailer.

The LED lighting system provides the latest technology, with perimeter lights made with TIR lens optics to maximize efficiency, and motion sensor dome lights with a passive infrared sensor that shuts off when no one is working around the truck.

Truck bodies

Great Dane’s Blizzard truck body is a fiberglass composite and has a high-pressure foam insulation system that produces panels with what the company says is the highest thermal performance in the industry.

The walls and ceiling is lined .090″ fiberglass reinforced plastic, and every seam is glassed and sealed to lock out moisture.

The fiberglass exterior blocks heat from penetrating the truck body, as it does not conduct heat and there are no seams or rivets for heat or moisture to pass through.

Great Dane said compared to competitive designs, the Blizzard requires 26% less energy for temperature control due to its thermal performance.

The Guardian reach-in refrigerated truck body is designed using the latest in fiberglass composite construction with multi-temperature zones – deep freeze, medium and dry freight goods – in a single vehicle from under 10,000 to 26,000 gross vehicle weight.

It also allows fleets to decrease total cost of ownership by moving the same truck body to multiple chassis.
The Guardian is available with a variety of refrigerated systems, including diesel, engine driven and Johnson AE Cold Plate systems.