Great Dane put electrification and smart trailer technology front and center in its booth at the 2023 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. The FleetPulse smart trailer system and an Everest reefer equipped with SAF-Holland’s TRAKr electric axle were on display.
The SAF-Holland TRAKr e-axle converts rotational energy from an internal driveshaft into energy that is stored in a lithium-ion battery system, providing an alternate source of power generation, for increased sustainability and efficiency.
“While electrification is not yet viable for every application, advancements like this continue to expand the possibilities,” said Colby White, electrical product manager for Great Dane. “We are fully committed to supporting our partners as they expand their capabilities on electrification and are happy to work alongside of them as a committed OEM to realizing an electric future.”
Great Dane’s FleetPulse smart trailer system now comes standard with new features including ABS fault code alerts and hub rotation mileage across all dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed trailers. ABS fault codes can be customized and sent directly to users, giving fleets data for making informed operations and service decisions, the trailer OEM noted.
Great Dane’s FleetPulse smart trailer system will also now integrate with Thermo King’s TracKing system to deliver real-time data from the trailer refrigeration unit.