Great Dane adds safety features

Great Dane has introduced several new features on its trailers to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in Everest refrigerated trailers.

Great Dane and ASA Electronics have introduced what they call the industry’s smallest wireless camera system powered by wireless auto-pairing technology. The rear-mounted camera features an embedded microphone and gives drivers increased awareness of the action behind their rigs on the road, in parking lots, and during docking maneuvers.

Drivers see detailed images for a minimum of 22 ft behind the trailer, and the camera adds 8.5 ft of visibility in each lane adjacent to the trailer, creating a path of rearward sight that’s a full 26 ft wide.

ASA’s patented wireless auto-pairing technology requires no wired connector when hooking the truck to the trailer. The wireless technology allows the video and audio from the paired camera to be played through the in-cab monitor.

Great Dane offers Grote exterior perimeter lights featuring the latest LED technology to create a safe workplace. The perimeter lights are made with TIR lens optics to maximize the efficiency of the LEDs and ensure every lumen possible is projected in the workspace in and around the trailer.

Grote motion sensor dome lights have a passive infrared sensor that shuts off the light to save energy when no one is working around it, and then automatically turns on when movement is detected.

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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