(Scottsdale, Arizona – April 17, 2019) – Great Dane today announced its participation in Nikola Motor Company’s event, Nikola World 2019, held April 16-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great Dane will be highlighting exclusive innovations, including the company’s FleetPulse telematics system, which is the industry’s first integrated telematics solution for complete fleet protection provided by a trailer OEM.
“As a company that is always looking forward and striving to develop the most innovative solutions for its customers, Great Dane was thrilled to participate in the Nikola World event,” said Chris Hammond, Great Dane’s executive vice president of Sales. “The Nikola team has an incredible vision for transforming the transportation industry, and we look forward to seeing how these technologies will help to improve efficiencies and create new opportunities for advancement.”
Great Dane will be featuring a 53-foot Champion Composite dry freight van at the event. The trailer will showcase Great Dane’s FleetPulse telematics system, which uses a series of strategically-placed sensors to collect data about various aspects of the trailer, such as lights out, tire inflation, doors open/closed, and more. It will also feature a Wabco OptiFlow aerodynamic package for enhanced efficiency.
The event opened on April 16 with the unveiling of Nikola’s new zero-emissions product lineup. The event will also feature a track demonstration of the Nikola Two semi-truck and showcase a model of the company’s solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations. Nikola’s mission is to transform the transportation industry while improving the lives of its employees and leaving the world a better place.
“We are encouraged by Nikola’s efforts to build a zero-emissions vehicle and to bring new solutions to the transportation marketplace,” Hammond said.
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 dealers 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 greatdane.com.