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Business, Technology, Equipment

Great Dane, Aurora Parts & Accessories Form Strategic Partnership

Great Dane and Aurora Parts & Accessories announced a strategic partnership combining Great Dane’s service to the goods mobility industry with Aurora’s aftermarket operational expertise, distribution services and digital platforms.

September 8, 2020
Business, Equipment

Great Dane Adds Velocity Vehicle Group as Dealer

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Great Dane announced Velocity Vehicle Group is now a full-service Great Dane dealer.

May 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Great Dane Introduces ‘FleetPulse’ Smart Trailer System

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ATLANTA — Great Dane has introduced FleetPulse, its new smart trailer telematics system that is the result of a three-year project. It is available now and intended to begin to prepare a foundation for trailers in the emerging world of electrification, autonomy and smart distribution centers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2019
Business, Technology

Former Great Dane Executive Charles Fetz Dies at 60

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Charles Fetz, a former vice president of design and development at Great Dane whose efforts led to several product innovations at the trailer maker, died unexpectedly at home Oct. 25. He was 60.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology

Great Dane, Decisiv Partner on Service Relationship Management

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Great Dane announced a partnership with Decisiv, which develops service relationship management cloud-based technology, to improve how the trailer maker’s nationwide service, repair and maintenance network communicates and collaborates.

May 7, 2018

Great Dane Atlanta Branch Moves to New Facility

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Trailer maker Great Dane has relocated its Atlanta facility to a site that boasts an expanded parts showroom and more generous stock yard, according to a company release.

June 13, 2017

Great Dane Has Plans Soon for Microbial Protection, Telematics and Rear Impact Guard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trailer maker Great Dane introduced three new means of increasing the safety and efficiency of its products, including with antimicrobial protection, enhanced telematics and a stronger rear impact guard.

March 3, 2017

Great Dane Receives ASE Accreditation, an Industry First

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Trailer maker Great Dane received accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for its service technician training program, the company said, marking the first time a semitrailer original equipment manufacturer has received that recognition.

December 21, 2016

Great Dane Adds to Freedom XP Flatbed Trailer

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Trailer manufacturer Great Dane announced new features for the JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a new sliding suspension option on its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

December 7, 2016

Great Dane Announces New California Dealership Facility

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Trailer manufacturer Great Dane announced Central Valley Trailer Repair, one of its service centers, opened a 60,000-square-foot facility in Fresno, California.

November 18, 2016