Crawl under a Great Dane trailer to take a look at an eHub with ConMet’s VP, GM Marc Trahand
There’s only one way to get a good look at a trailer suspension eHub that generates electric power and sends it to an electric trailer refrigeration unit (TRU): You have to crawl under it. That’s where I knew we’d end up when I caught up with Marc Trahand, vice president and general manager of ConMet
FleetPulse telematics solution now standard on Great Dane trailers
Great Dane‘s FleetPulse smart trailer system will now come as a standard feature on new Great Dane trailers with an integrated CAN harness to prepare equipment for future smart technology adoption, the company announced. All dry and refrigerated Great Dane trailers will now come standard with FleetPulse. The company says this will deliver real-time data
Seasonal trailer maintenance advice as summer turns up the heat
If your trailer inspection and preventative maintenance checks are on point, you’ll likely catch a lot of the summer-maintenance checkpoints as the seasons shift. Coming out of winter, wheel end and electrical issues will be the most apparent. “During the winter, salt and road chemicals can work their way into small nooks and start to
Must-do trailer maintenance when times are tough (and even when they’re not)
Given the latest industry trailer order numbers (April was the lowest order month since 1990), it’s clear that many fleets are making do with the trailers they have, at least until there’s some certainty in our pandemic-impacted world. To ensure your trailers roll productively and safely, you’ll need eagle-eyed focus on maintenance. So we picked
Women in Trucking Association continues partnership with Great Dane
Great Dane has renewed its gold-level partnership to continue supporting the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and its efforts to encourage women around the world to see transportation as a viable career opportunity.
Great Dane adds three new flatbed distribution centers
Great Dane announced the establishment of three new flatbed trailer distribution centers located across the United States. The new locations include Trudell Trailers in Milwaukee, Minnesota; Northeast Great Dane in Florida, New York; and Crossroads Trailer in Denver, Colorado. “We are excited to welcome these three new locations to our roster of distribution centers, so
Fighting moisture intrusion in refrigerated trailers
“Moisture intrusion in refrigerated trailers impacts thermal performance through the degradation of insulating foam quality, increases in thermal conductivity and potential weight gain,” says Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers. “Outgassing, in particular, causes moisture intrusion into foam cells, degrading the insulation’s value and leading to as much as a 30%
Software selection and the ELD hangover
Your head pounds. You can’t focus. The world swirls around you, and all you want is a heaping plate of comfort food. Symptoms of the ELD hangover—a technology implantation process that has plagued unprepared fleets that are still having issues due to poor ELD device training and misguided ELD selection. The industry has already seen
Where to start with trailer telematics
Fleet Equipment is here to help you along your way as you hit the next mile marker on the road to improved asset efficiency.
Temperature control: What you need to know about reefer trailers
The mandated FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards. It covers everything from raw material production, procurement and handling to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
How to save fuel with improved truck and trailer aerodynamics
When running a heavy-duty fleet, there’s no such thing as small savings. Even a seemingly small percentage of fuel economy saved can add up to thousands of dollars and be the difference between a profitable fleet and one that lags behind the competition. That’s why a large variety of aerodynamic products are available to help
Great Expectations: Great Dane trailers are on the road to GHG Phase II regulations
With the Obama Administration’s Phase II regulatory program aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) in part through aerodynamic, tire and light weighting solutions for trailers, the future form and function of heavy-duty trailers has never been a hotter topic. To get an idea of what the future may hold, Fleet Equipment spoke with Chris Hammond,