Savannah, GA,
23
March
2013
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05:10 PM
America/New_York

What's in a Name?

Summary


Known as an innovator and manufacturer of custom refrigerated truck bodies and trailers since its founding in 1932, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies remains at the forefront when it comes to engineering its products to meet customer needs.

Known as an innovator and manufacturer of custom refrigerated truck bodies and trailers since its founding in 1932, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies remains at the forefront when it comes to engineering its products to meet customer needs.

New branding for the Johnson product line is focused on offering four main standard base models. These pre-engineered versions can be provided to customers at an attractive price. With many options available, each model can be further enhanced for a variety of markets that include dairy, meat, frozen food, keg beer, live poultry, vending products, ice, flowers and plants, among others.

Johnson's signature polar bear logo inspired its truck body names, including model lines known as Blizzard, Guardian, Cadet and Majestic. Reminiscent of the polar bear, the models offer strength, durability, thermal efficiency, and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

     
 
Johnson's insulated fiberglass composite specialty trailer, available in lengths up to 36 feet, is designed for food products, keg beer, temperature controlled medical supplies, animal transport, special events and more. The Majestic is available with up to three temperature zones.   Johnson's most popular truck body, also known as the Multi-Use, provides flexibility for various loading preferences while maintaining excellent structural integrity and thermal efficiency. The Blizzard features a smooth white fiberglass exterior and is designed to keep products fresh during transport at medium, frozen, or deep frozen temperatures.   Often called the Reach-In because it is loaded and unloaded by hand. The Guardian has product compartment doors on each side of the body, and features a low ground-to-floor height that allows drivers to quickly and safely identify and access products. The Guardian body, which fits on a lighter chassis to help reduce operating costs, provides protection for ice cream and other frozen products.   Johnson's smallest slide-in fiberglass composite, temperature-controlled truck body, this 8-ft model with its rear access door is engineered to easily fit in a standard 3/4-ton or 1-ton pick-up truck bed. The Cadet is the perfect option for smaller loads, shorter delivery routes, and is designed for medium and frozen product applications in a wide variety of markets.

All Johnson truck body designs are capitalizing on the availability of advanced technologies used on Great Dane Everest refrigerated trailers to enhance thermal efficiency. The In-Situ Panel Foaming Process used by Great Dane delivers maximum thermal performance by achieving consistent insulation thickness and a void-free application.

Johnson refrigerated truck bodies and trailers can be equipped with Carrier or Thermo King refrigeration units as well as Johnson's All-Electric Refrigeration Systems. With over 50 years of proven reliability, Johnson's cold plate technology is ideal for maintaining consistent temperature ranges for fresh, frozen, and deep frozen applications. Requiring no fuel, the systems are an emissions-free alternative, and with few moving parts they need little maintenance.

Born from a rich history, the newly renamed Johnson truck body and trailer product lines represent the future for the 80-year-old company. Long known for superior insulated truck bodies and trailers, Johnson's high performance standard and enhanced offerings are ideally suited to address the unique challenges of fleet operations.