Great Dane Showcases Transportation Solutions at 2016 TMC Exhibition

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee – February 29, 2016) Great Dane is proud to showcase a variety of innovative transportation solutions at booth #148 at this year’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. The event is being held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, from February 29 – March 2.

In keeping with Great Dane’s new “Let’s Go” branding theme, the company’s 2016 TMC displays allow visitors to experience the company’s latest equipment first-hand. Among the items showcased in Great Dane’s TMC booth this year are:

The all-new Sahara Dry Freight Truck Body, which incorporates industry-leading trailer and truck body designs from Great Dane and Johnson Truck Bodies, features Great Dane’s exclusive body tie-down system; Grote® LongLife sealed harness with 10-year warranty; .24” pre-painted white exterior composite plate with galvanized steel interior; EnduroGuard roll-up door frame; grab handles at rear, curbside, and roadside for easy loading and unloading; and a composite upper corner design with aluminum corner connection for durability and ease of repair.

A 2017 model 53’ Champion CP Dry Van custom built for Saia LTL Freight of Johns Creek, Georgia. In addition to features such as the Stemco® Platinum Performance Plus Wheel-End System and Grote®’s LongLife 100% LED Lighting System, the Saia show trailer features a range of custom options, including composite plate panels with .019” galvanized steel skins; Prolam™ hardwood flooring with protective coatings, including WaxIn100™ full-length protective top coating and full-length PuR™ polyurethane undercoating for superior moisture barrier protection, and a Meritor PSI Inflation System.

A 2017 model 28’ Champion SE Dry Van custom built for Southeastern Freight Lines of Columbia, South Carolina. Noteworthy features on this versatile pup trailer include Great Dane’s PunctureGuard lining for increased protection; 1.38” Prolam® hardwood flooring with WaxIn 100™ full-length protective top coating and full-length PuR™ polyurethane undercoating; a bolt-on suspension sub-frame; galvanized steel decking panels with universal decking options and .200” x 24” PunctureGuard side scuffbands.

A 2017 model Great Dane Single-Axle Converter Dolly which features a bolt-on drawbar tongue assembly; a new approach ramp on the rear frame to prevent the low trailer from hitting the rear of the fifth wheel; Bridgestone R268 Low Rolling Resistance Tires and a Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel-End System with 6-year warranty.

The Champion CP, Champion SE and Converter Dolly were assembled at Great Dane’s Kewanee, Illinois facility.

Also on display is Great Dane’s 4-in-1 Back Up Alarm System designed to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. This system features Grote®’s new integrated lamp that combines all stop/tail/turn and back-up functions into one industry-standard size lamp. The innovative 4-in-1 Back Up Alarm only works when the wheels turn backward, does not come on when the trailer moves forward, and is completely independent of the ABS system on the brakes.

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