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Great Dane shows new dry freight truck body



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Great Dane showed for the first time at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings a new Sahara dry freight truck body.

It’s available in both a composite and sheet-and-post design in sizes ranging from 16 to 26 feet. The new body was developed with Great Dane subsidiary Johnson Truck Bodies.

Eduardo Navarro, director of business development, told Trucknews.com the body has a unique mounting system that doesn’t require u-bolts, reducing maintenance requirements.

“It’s attached right to the rail so it allows for a lower center of gravity,” Navarro said.

The body is available with a variety of floor systems and features all LED lighting, as well as Grote’s LongLife sealed harness, which comes with a 10-year warranty.

“This is a new product line for us,” Navarro said. “They’re designed for the dry freight industry.”

The composite design, displayed at TMC, is lightweight and durable, he added. The body is available on trucks ranging from Classes 5 to 8.


James Menzies

James Menzies

James Menzies is executive editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at james@newcom.ca or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.
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