Safety & Compliance

Great Dane Brings New Safety Features to Everest Reefer Trailers

October 18, 2016

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Photo: Great Dane
Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.

The Everest reefer features a void-free insulation foaming process, premium liners, and modular panel construction with no wood in the trailer. These features provide improved thermal efficiency and a safer, more sanitary cargo container.

Great Dane’s ThermoGuard– made with a proprietary barrier layer to reduce cooling run time and help maintain excess cooling capacity – helps maintain insulation performance for the life of the trailer. ThermoGuard helps reduce fuel consumption and is more efficient at maintaining the right cargo temperature.

The Everest roof system is constructed of lightweight features connected through a bonded process to provide durability and better thermal efficiency. An aluminum roof sheet is supported by extruded aluminum roof bows and is secured to the top rail using a rolled edge design to seal the perimeter against moisture intrusion.

The floor design protects cargo from underneath and helps ensure proper temperatures. The 16,000-pound-rated aluminum duct floor is automatically welded to seal out moisture, and the composite floor sills are engineered for better durability and defense against moisture intrusion.

The Everest is available with multiple side door heights, widths and locations. Great Dane’s unique blade lock side door design holds the door securely closed so cold air stays in. The blade lock exerts constant pressure along the full height of the door, ensuring that the efficient dual-compression seals prevent air loss around the perimeter of the door.

Great Dane and ASA Electronics have also introduced a small wireless camera system powered by auto-pairing technology. The rear-mounted camera features an embedded microphone and gives drivers increased awareness of the action behind their rigs on the road, in parking lots, and during docking maneuvers.

Drivers see detailed images for a minimum of 22 feet behind the trailer with this system. Additionally, the camera adds eight and a half feet of visibility in each lane adjacent to the trailer, creating a path of rearward sight that is a full 26 feet wide.

ASA’s patented wireless auto-pairing technology requires no wired connector when hooking the truck to the trailer. The wireless technology allows the video and audio from the paired camera to be played through the in-cab monitor. 

Great Dane and Grote have for years partnered on exterior perimeter lights featuring the latest LED technology for a safe and productive workplace. The perimeter lights are made with TIR lens optics to maximize the efficiency of the LEDs and ensure every lumen possible is projected in the workspace in and around the trailer.

Grote motion sensor dome lights have a passive infrared (PIR) sensor that shuts off the light to save energy when no one is working around it, and then automatically turns them on when movement is detected. It is designed to create a safer workspace that provides light as needed immediately when someone enters the area.

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