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JRTB Displays Newest Insulated Composite Truck Body Models at the 2013 Work Truck Show

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Displays Newest Insulated Composite Truck Body Models at the 2013 Work Truck Show
The GuardianLT and BlizzardLT on Display in the Green Truck Ride and Drive are Designed for Foodservice and Fluid Milk Distribution

Indianapolis, IN – (March 6-8, 2013) Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies', a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Dane, will exhibit at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Visitors to the Johnson booth #3676 will learn about Johnson's latest truck body models and all-electric refrigeration systems. Plus visitors have the opportunity to view the latest GuardianLT and BlizzardLT truck body models in the Green Truck Ride and Drive.

The GuardianLT was built for Deli Express/E.A. Sween, a family-owned foodservice company whose core principles include finding ways to conserve natural resources through fleet sustainability.

Johnson addresses EA Sween's sustainability initiatives by designing a truck body that will carry a typical day's product load without adding any unnecessary weight. Built with foodservice and delivery fleet needs in mind, the GuardianLT is larger than previous designs, yet offers unparalleled weight savings. The body's lightweight, durable design also allows it to be used several times on different chassis.

In addition, the GuardianLT's overall thermal rating is very high. This higher thermal performance results in reduced consumption of the electricity and fossil fuels needed to keep the body and cargo area at the desired product temperature. Reducing energy consumption also means lower fleet operational costs for Deli Express/E.A. Sween Company.

Other innovative features of the GuardianLT include fiberglass composite doors on each side of the truck body with thermal efficient multiple air chamber compression gaskets for a thermal efficient seal; automotive-style door latch hardware with a remote keyless entry option; a new LED exterior and interior lighting package; an easy to replace bolt-on tubular stainless steel rear bumper, an advanced body tie-down system that promotes security while reducing maintenance. The low ground-to-floor height of the GuardianLT allows drivers to access products safely from the ground.

The BlizzardLT display body is a 21' medium temperature fluid milk truck body, built for Dean Foods, Inc. The standard model includes several customer-selected options such as Thermo King refrigeration, Johnson's ArcticTherm interior liner for durability and puncture resistance, 12" aluminum wall flashing with water-tight seal, 18" LED dome lights, 10' moveable sliding bulkhead curtain, Johnson's double side door tip-down step with audible alarm and indicator light, and a Leyman rear mounted Hide-A-Way lift gate.

About Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies is renowned for quality, durability and innovation in the manufacture of its temperature-controlled composite truck bodies and specialty trailers that range from 8 to 36 feet and its all-electric refrigeration systems. The company headquarters and manufacturing plant is located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, with national equipment service available through authorized Great Dane branches and select dealerships. In business since 1932, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Dane, can be accessed on-line at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.