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Great Dane Unveils its First Mobile App at MATS 2013

(March 20, 2013) Attendees at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show will have the first look at Great Dane's new mobile app, which will be on display in the company's Booth #34075, March 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Great Dane's Innovation Experience at MATS 2013 will feature a display with an Apple® iPad™ and a Samsung® Galaxy Tab™ Android® tablet, enabling visitors to get hands-on practice of how the company's new mobile app can be used. The app will launch on Thursday, March 21, and will be available to download for free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market. Among other features, the initial version of the app will enable users to easily locate and access their nearest Great Dane branch, dealer or authorized parts and service facility, with location-specific phone numbers, hours of operation and GPS-enabled mapping.

The functionalities of Great Dane's mobile app will also include the ability to access to the company's AdvantEDGE national fleet services network, which includes Emergency Road Service (ERS) in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Other features include information on upcoming company events, product information, and helpful links to company literature and social media sites, all at the touch of a finger.

"Hundreds of thousands of Great Dane trailers are being hauled all over the Western Hemisphere," said Brandie Fuller, VP of Marketing at Great Dane. "That's why it's important for us to utilize the latest available technology and tools to connect with our customers, making sure they have access to our products and services 24/7, whether they're in busy metro areas or in the middle of nowhere."

About Great Dane
Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and has additional corporate offices in Savannah, Ga., with manufacturing plants and a parts distribution center strategically-located throughout the United States. Great Dane's network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offer distribution points for both trailers and aftermarket parts across North and South America. Great Dane can be accessed online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.

The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, acquired in 2010, is the innovator and manufacturer of custom fiberglass, specialized refrigerated truck bodies and trailers that range from eight to 36-ft. in length. With headquarters in Rice Lake, Wis., markets include dairy, meat, frozen food, keg beer, live poultry, vending products, flowers and plants, and ice. Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies can be accessed online at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.