PHOENIX — Great Dane and its wholly owned subsidiary Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies are showcasing products tailored specifically for the changing needs of the foodservice industry through Friday at the 2015 International Food Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference here.
Attendees are able 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, according to Brandie Fuller, vice president of marketing.
The 28-foot 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,” Fuller said.
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-foot 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 and 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.
Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as among the industry leaders in technology, innovation and quality.
Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies manufactures temperature-controlled composite truck bodies and specialty trailers that range from 8 to 36 feet and its all-electric refrigeration systems.
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