Great Dane highlights sustainability, trailer technology at TMC

Great Dane highlights sustainability, trailer technology at TMC

Electric trailer technologies, advanced insulation, recyclable materials and telematics were on display.

Great Dane displayed its latest trailer technology solutions at the 2024 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. Great Dane showcased an electric refrigerated Everest trailer, an R&D trailer that is equipped with an electric regen axle from HDNABI that provides power to a battery while in motion, with a low drag structure, to support electric trailer components like trailer refrigeration units (TRUs) and liftgates.  

The trailer is also equipped with the following: 

  • An Addvolt zero-emissions battery system;
  • A rear liftgate with an electric open and close feature from Maxon;
  • A backup camera with a display unit from ASA Electronics;
  • An automatic rear door opener from Whiting Door; and 
  • And a 120V AC charging outlet for items like pallet jacks. 

Highlighting Sustainability 

Additionally, the Everest will come equipped with ClimaCore, Great Dane’s trailer insulation that uses Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, significantly reducing the impact on the environment, the company noted. The HFO-based liquid-blowing agent minimizes the release of chemicals that amplify infrared light, aligning with efforts to combat global warming.  

The Great Dane booth also displayed a Champion Composite dry van with panels that are 100% recyclable and a Sahara truck body attached to a Rizon electric truck for cleaner last mile delivery.  

Trailer parts, last mile partnership and telematics

The booth also provided a demo experience of Great Dane’s eCommerce parts ordering platform, Parts to Go for buying trailer parts.

A Subzero Technologies temperature-controlled cargo van was also showcased, featuring its high-performance Polar Pro thermoplastic insulated body that is durable and resistant to water and chemicals, allowing the vehicle to be power washed without impacting performance, the company noted. This temperature-controlled cargo van provides an additional solution for last mile delivery. 

 Great Dane’s telematics partner, FleetPulse, was also on hand in the booth, offering demonstrations on the smart trailer system that now comes standard on all Great Dane dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed trailers. FleetPulse data can significantly reduce a vehicle’s carbon footprint with insights for running a more sustainable and efficient fleet.  

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