To make its trailers safer for truck-trailer drivers and those on the road with them, Great Dane has enhanced its rear impact guard to help make it safer during collisions. It was recently tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and passed the organization’s rigorous 30% offset test, Great Dane said.
“This new rear impact guard was designed to make it stronger without changing the traditional bolt-on design,” said Chris Lee, Great Dane’s vice president of engineering. “It was important for us to include this design as a standard on all of our trailer product lines—reefers, dry vans and flatbeds.”
The new rear impact guard will be standard on all Great Dane model trailers beginning later this year. Also, due to the traditional bolt-on design of the guard, Great Dane will offer a retrofit option for 2007 and later models.