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 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.

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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