Great Dane enhances rear impact guard, defines telematics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Great Dane introduced product updates at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council, including a safer rear impact guard.
The new rear effect guard breezes through the 30% counterbalance test, guaranteeing insurance for drivers who crash into the back of the trailer on an edge.
“This new back effect monitor was intended to make it more grounded without changing the conventional dash on configuration,” said Chris Lee, VP of building. “It was essential for us to incorporate this plan as a standard on the greater part of our trailer product offerings – reefers, dry vans and flatbeds.”
The new back effect protect will be standard on all Great Dane trailer models, starting in the not so distant future. A retrofit alternative will be accessible for 2007 and later model year trailers.
Additionally appeared interestingly at the show was a telematics idea that will keep drivers and armada chiefs educated about pre-trip review checks. Tire expansion information, weight conveyance, entryway sensors, lights, GPS area and more will be offered through the framework.
“We are eager to dispatch our savvy trailer idea in beta at TMC to get client info and proceed with the improvement of the gadget,” said Dennis Skaradzinski, boss specialist for Great Dane. “Models are at present being tried with various armada clients. The aftereffects of the testing will help Great Dane build up a last item that really addresses our clients’ issues.”
The organization likewise indicated upgrades to its PunctureGuard and ThermoGuard linings, adding antimicrobial assurance to the covering material. This will be standard as of mid-year, Great Dane reported, asserting to be the principal trailer producer to add antimicrobial assurance to its linings.
“With the expansion of antimicrobial assurance to our reefer linings, we are making conceivable a cleaner situation that battles against microorganisms development,” said Brandie Fuller, VP of promoting. “These linings will help our clients turn into a transporter of decision as new, stricter Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules go live.”