Johnson shows off latest trailer equipment at Work Truck Show

Johnson showcases latest refrigerated truck bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies showcased its Guardian Series and its new Alpine refrigerated truck body line. The Guardian addresses fleet sustainability initiatives with a truck body that will carry a typical day’s product load without adding any unnecessary weight, said Johnson. Built with home delivery and food service fleets in mind, the Guardian offers “unparalleled weight savings.” The body’s lightweight, durable design also allows it to be used several times over its lifecycle on different chassis assemblies, added the company.

Often called a reach-in because it is loaded and unloaded by hand, the Guardian body fits on a lighter chassis to help reduce operating costs and provide protection for both fresh and frozen product delivery. In addition, the Guardian’s overall thermal rating is very high, resulting in reduced consumption of the electricity and fossil fuels needed to keep the body and cargo area at the desired product temperature, noted Johnson.

Johnson added that other features of the Guardian include fiberglass composite doors with multiple air chamber compression gaskets for a thermally efficient seal, an easy-to-replace bolt-on tubular stainless steel rear bumper, and an advanced body tie-down system that promotes security while reducing maintenance.

The aluminum-body Alpine is the newest addition to the Johnson refrigerated truck body family. Alpine features sheet and post construction and was designed and built in cooperation with Great Dane, said Johnson. With customers and food safety regulations becoming ever more demanding, the Alpine provides a cost-efficient, yet reliable solution for a wide range of refrigerated cargo applications, including rental and leasing companies, said the trailer manufacturer.

The Alpine is available in various lengths and heights, according to Johnson. Standard features include modular panel construction with panel foaming for thermal efficiency, durability and ease of repair, and smooth .090-in. USDA-approved fiberglass lining in the ceiling, side and front wall. The Alpine utilizes a body tie-down system that provides secure mounting with reduced maintenance, and a 10-in. extruded aluminum full-length scuff band to reduce sidewall damage. Additional standard features include a side door design that’s wider than industry standards (available in multiple heights and locations), low-profile exterior hardware and a door blade lock closure for a complete seal around the full height of the door, added Johnson. The Alpine also features fully modular, maintenance-free 100% LED exterior and interior lighting by Grote.

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