Great Dane Trailers

Great Dane targets corrosion

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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The Name Game

Online opportunities join old-school methods as ways for independents to build a reputation and draw clients.

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New Frito Lay trailer wrap supports Women in Trucking

Last week in Louisville, the Women In Trucking Association went for the Guinness World Record again for the largest gathering of female truck drivers with their second annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel. You may recall my reporting on last year's unsuccessful attempt. This year, the gathering drew 204 professional female drivers (last year, the number was just under 300) on Saturday, April 2, and though that number failed to break the record, the event ...

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Great Dane plant restarts

The first Great Dane trailers were completed at the Jonesboro, Ark., facility in mid-October following a recall of about 70 employees in September, the trailer maker announced. The plant had been idle since October of last year. Initially, 20 SSL dry freight vans featuring single-sided laminate interior lining will be built per week, said a company spokeswoman Michelle Ryan. Dry freight van net orders have increased after a period of decline, Ryan said. Read about the trailer maker ...

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Spec’ing a trailer

Reduce cost per mile and increase payload by choosing lightweight materials that don’t compromise durability. And don’t forget features that will help at resale.

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