Great Dane Introduces New Innovations
(Atlanta, Georgia – October 25, 2019) – Great Dane will be introducing two major innovations as well as highlighting several pieces of equipment at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show). The event is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 28-31.
The company will officially introduce its smart trailer system, FleetPulse, at a press conference on Sunday, October 27 at 1:40 p.m. in room 304 of the GWCC. Great Dane will also be showcasing a new lightweight and fuel-efficient trailer aerodynamic system prototype in its booth at the show.
The theme of Great Dane’s display in Booth #2013 is Great Doesn’t Stop, which highlights the company’s commitment to delivering premium value in its products, aftermarket services, and overall customer experience.
Great Dane will feature six pieces of equipment in its booth and will highlight FleetPulse, its AdvantEDGE Aftermarket Parts and Service program, and Pre-Owned Trailers program.
“At Great Dane, we’ve been advancing the trailer for decades,” said Mike Molitor, Great Dane’s Director of Business Development. “As an OEM with more than a century of experience, we have the trailer knowledge and customer insight to know exactly what fleets need from a telematics system to make them safer and more efficient. Which is why we are thrilled to bring FleetPulse to the market.”
FleetPulse is a fully integrated, comprehensive solution for trailers, and is the first and only trailer telematics system developed by a trailer OEM. Great Dane teamed up with supply partners and customers to ensure that both the system and the data it provides are robust and capable of adapting to shifting needs and trends.
“FleetPulse is laying the foundation for technologies beyond telematics,” Molitor said. “The transformational shifts that will occur in our industry, such as autonomy, electrification, and smart distribution centers, will require the trailer to be designed and wired differently than it is today. And we’ve built FleetPulse with these technological advances in mind.”
Beyond simply a GPS system, FleetPulse’s system of built-in sensors collects precise measurements from the trailer’s components, keeping watch over key indicators of a trailer’s health and status, such as tire inflation systems, open doors, cargo weight, burned-out lights, ABS fault codes and actual mileage. Great Dane recently announced a partnership with Coretex, a global provider of supply chain compliance and fleet management solutions, to offer customers a comprehensive solution for refrigerated trailers, including insight into critical refrigerated components such as the reefer unit and temperature controls.
Visit www.fleet-pulse.com to learn more.
Visitors to Great Dane’s booth will have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for the company’s AdvantEDGE Aftermarket Parts and Service program. The AdvantEDGE program connects members to a nationwide network of authorized service locations. Members have access to 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, controlled ordering and invoicing, up-front estimates, competitive labor rates, and signature parts price protection.
Great Dane will also be highlighting its Pre-Owned Trailers program in the booth. In the past year, the company has bolstered its pre-owned trailer program as the dominating industry leader for dependable and cost-conscious solutions to pre-owned trailers. Visitors to Great Dane’s booth can learn more about how this program utilizes the company’s vast nationwide network of branches and dealerships to help customers quickly and easily expand or reduce their fleets to meet business demands.
Finally, Great Dane will be displaying six pieces of equipment in its booth. The equipment will include a 53-foot Champion Composite dry van equipped with FleetPulse and Great Dane’s aerodynamic system prototype; a 53-foot Everest Single-Temp refrigerated trailer equipped with FleetPulse and Great Dane’s aerodynamic system prototype; a 48-foot Freedom LT steel-aluminum combo flatbed trailer; a Sahara Sheet and Post dry freight truck body designed exclusively for Reyes Holdings, LLC; an Alpine refrigerated truck body designed exclusively for Performance Food Group; and a Johnson R-Series composite refrigerated truck body.
About Great Dane
Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent distributors offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at www.greatdane.com.
Ed Kenny, Sr. Marketing Manager