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2015
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Great Dane & Johnson Address Changing Needs of Foodservice Providers at 2015 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

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(Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 27, 2015) - Great Dane and its wholly owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, are showcasing products tailored specifically for the changing needs of the foodservice industry October 27–29 at the 2015 International Food Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference. Attendees at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix can visit Booth #100 to see specially configured foodservice equipment including a multi-temp Great Dane Everest CL refrigerated trailer, as well as Johnson Guardian and Alpine Series refrigerated truck bodies customized for middle mile and last mile deliveries.

(Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 27, 2015) - Great Dane and its wholly owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, are showcasing products tailored specifically for the changing needs of the foodservice industry October 27–29 at the 2015 International Food Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference. Attendees at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix can visit Booth #100 to see specially configured foodservice equipment including a multi-temp Great Dane Everest CL refrigerated trailer, as well as Johnson Guardian and Alpine Series refrigerated truck bodies customized for middle mile and last mile deliveries.

All models on display are engineered to address increasing food safety regulatory changes that are impacting the needs of foodservice customers nationwide, with a focus on thermal efficiency and long-term durability.

The 28' Great Dane Everest CL multi-temp refrigerated trailer being exhibited includes popular foodservice options such as Great Dane's patented ThermoGuard interior lining as well as the company's exclusive CorroGuard corrosion-resistant coating on the trailer's undercarriage and landing gear. The ECL show trailer is also equipped with the popular Roll-O-Matic Sidekick walk ramp for ease and efficiency of side deliveries, and a Maxon Columnlift liftgate designed to handle demanding distribution requirements.

Because grocery, multi-temp, and foodservice delivery customers have distinctly different requirements than their long haul counterparts, the Everest CL is designed with versatility in mind. Highly customizable options are available to accommodate virtually any temperature-controlled application, including moveable bulkheads that allow an ambient section and up to three precisely controlled compartments for sensitive cargo. Multiple side and rear door configurations and access systems are also available.

The 24' Johnson Alpine truck body on display is engineered to have superior structural integrity and manufactured to meet the strictest quality standards. Its advanced modular panel sheet & post construction combines thermal efficiency with ease of repair in the event of damage. The Alpine's state-of-the-art insulation foaming technology has been refined and proven by Great Dane to promote optimal quality and void-free insulation. The Alpine also features a curbside door, and is mounted on an International 4400 SBA 4 x 2 chassis. The body is equipped with a Carrier Supra 960 refrigeration unit with electric standby motor.

The unit on display was optimized for Walmart's latest online home and pick-up delivery business model, and features multiple doors and compartments for low-temp items (0°F), medium temp (33-38 °F) as well as ambient temp (68-72 °F).

Johnson has recently expanded and diversified its Guardian product line by introducing this new truck body configuration designed to meet the needs of food distributors looking for flexibility with last mile deliveries. Whether the task is to deliver a mix of low and medium-temp products to customers in the suburbs, or to complete a specialty order for a restaurant in the metro area, the Guardian's composite multi-temp design provides superior thermal efficiency as well as easy and secure cargo access for drivers.




Great Dane sets the standard for foodservice, grocery and multi-temp reefers:

  • Modular panel construction provides thermal consistency, efficiency, durability and ease of repair.
  • State-of-the-art foaming process ensures optimal foam quality and void-free insulation, resulting in maximum thermal performance of smooth, flat walls.
  • PunctureGuard interior lining is standard for a lightweight trailer with extreme durability.
  • Stainless steel front bottom rail and reinforced upper coupler safeguard against corrosion, extending the life of the trailer.
  • Durable from top to bottom with lightweight, bonded composite roof panel and heavy-duty floor with composite sills to distribute support, yield weight savings, and serve as the ultimate defense against moisture intrusion.
  • GD 60 landing gear offers strength and ease of maintenance.
  • Side doors with low-profile exterior hardware use innovative blade lock closure for complete seal around the full height of the door to keep compartment temperatures consistent. Available in multiple heights and locations.
  • Rear door minimizes cold air loss.
  • Hendrickson's ULTRAA-K lightweight air-slider suspension enhanced with proprietary technology for strength and durability.
  • Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel Ends.

Everest CL Available Options:

  • ThermoGuard, developed and patented by Great Dane, is the only interior liner that maintains insulation performance and thermal efficiency throughout the life of the trailer. ThermoGuard is extremely lightweight and proven to reduce outgassing of foam insulation, reefer unit run time and fuel consumption. It also helps reduce weight gain by reducing water vapor intrusion through the liner.
  • Moveable bulkheads provide easy compartmentalization and are easily changed. Up to three temperature-controlled sections and an ambient section can be configured.
  • Fastener-free PunctureGuard scuffbands at various heights for maximum protection against cargo damage.
  • Walk ramps, lift gates and side door steps available at the time of manufacture.
  • Cargo securement and remote evaporator options are available.

IFDA Show Everest CL Specifications:

  • 28' ECL with curbside door featuring exclusive blade lock system with full-length seal
  • ThermoGuard interior lining
  • Roll-O-Matic Sidekick Walkramp for ease and efficiency of side deliveries
  • Double row scuffbands for maximum protection
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  • CorroGuard undercarriage and landing gear finish, designed for superior long-term protection from road abrasion and corrosive road de-icing compounds
  • Bridgestone Ecopia R268 premium option all-position radial for pick-up/delivery fleets seeking performance and fuel efficiency savings





Alpine's Features Exceed Industry Standards:

  • Modular interior panel construction provides thermal consistency, efficiency, durability, and ease of repair.
  • State-of-the-art foaming process ensures optimal foam quality and void-free insulation, resulting in maximum thermal performance.
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  • Innovative body tie-down system, exclusively from Johnson, provides secure mounting with reduced maintenance.
  • Sidewalls are protected from cargo damage by a 10-inch extruded aluminum integral scuffband extending the full length to the front wall.
  • Unique side door design is wider than industry standards and available in multiple heights and locations for easy access. Side doors feature low-profile exterior hardware and use innovative blade lock closure for complete seal around the full height of the door to keep compartment temperatures consistent.
  • Grote's 100% LED lamps and 10-year wiring harness improve visibility and extend service life. Fully modular, maintenance free Long Life Light System exterior and interior lighting by Grote are standard.
  • Extremely secure and low maintenance JRTB exclusive body tie-down system.
  • Reinforced extruded aluminum top corner protectors.

Alpine Options:

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  • Interior lining options include PunctureGuard, for exceptional impact resistance and ThermoGuard, to preserve insulation performance, reduce outgassing and unit run-time and fuel consumption, and weight gain caused by water vapor intrusion through the interior walls.
  • Walk ramps, lift gates, side door steps and strip curtains are available at the time of manufacture.
  • Cargo securement and remote evaporator options are available.
  • Scuff plate, bumper and flooring options.
  • Truck chassis and refrigeration unit options.

IFDA Display Alpine:

  • 24' refrigerated truck body with curbside door
  • International 4400 SBA 4x2 chassis
  • Carrier Supra 960 refrigeration unit with heavy-duty electric standby motor (230 volt-3ph-60Hz)




Guardian's Features Exceed Industry Standards:

  • Low body height eliminates the need for side steps.
  • Use of aluminum dividers, shelving and refrigerations supports.
  • Redesigned compressor housing, doors and door latches and redesign of bed frame and bumper adds strength with less mass.
  • Superior floor strength that is supported by steel cross members that are completely embedded in urethane foam and covered with a fiberglass sub-pan for protection against destructive road chemicals.
  • Exterior roof-mounted condesning unit optimizes freezer space so customers can deliver more every time.
  • Patented automotive door latch design reduces mass and weight while polymer doorhandles eliminate corrosion for years of maintence free-service.

Guardian Options:

  • Door-pull straps option that reduces of range of motion when closting the door.
  • Courtesy exterior and interior lighting option illuminates products for quick and efficient product picking, highlights body signage and makes the truck body more visible to ther vehicles.
  • Rain gutters are available to minimize rain from getting in the truck body or on the driver.
  • Aluminum, pull-down product shelf feature is available. It is the perfect place to stage product and/or place in a delivery or tote bag.

IFDA Display Guardian:

  • 16' refrigerated truck body with multiple doors for multiple temperatures ranging from (0 °F) for low temp items to medium (33-38 °F) to an ambient compartment (68-72 °F).
  • Removable racking system to be used with totes
  • Interior and exterior LED light system
  • Keyless locking system
  • Rear-view camera for additional safety
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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 www.greatdanetrailers.com.