Great Dane is showcasing its high-cube P-101 dry freight van at the Technology and Maintenance Council 2011 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition this week in Tampa, Fla. Great Dane says the trailer, courtesy of customer USA Truck, is lightweight in addition to its nominal inside width of 101 inches to offer more capacity than traditional sheet and post trailers. In addition, multiple cargo securement options are available with logistics posts, which are roll-formed from heavy duty galvanized steel, located on 16-inch centers.
Multiple reduced maintenance features are designed into the trailer, including a resilient snag-free interior to help provide added puncture-resistance. A heavy-duty plastic lining runs full height and is secured to the logistic posts using Great Dane’s “hook” design that does not require mechanical fasteners, which helps decrease damage to both cargo and the trailer. In the event replacement is required, the sheet-and-post construction of the P-101 is designed to eliminate the need for special repair.
The trailer also features CorroGuard, Great Dane’s spray-in-place thermoplastic elastomeric coating that covers subframes and landing gear to provide added impact protection from road abrasion to combat corrosion. Another option is Hendrickson’s Tiremaax automatic tire inflation system, which automatically monitors and maintains proper inflation levels to both extend tire life and increase fuel efficiency.
In addition to Great Dane’s exhibit at Booth #1456, members of the manufacturing and engineering staff along with company experts in sales, parts and service will be available to assist attendees.