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Great Dane makes refrigerated trailers safer

Sept. 7, 2023
Through a new agreement with specialty surface supplier Slipnot, select new Everest reefers will come standard with safety-grip doorways starting with MY 2025.

Great Dane is partnering with Slipnot to make refrigerated trailers safer.

Through an exclusive new agreement with the supplier of specialized surface and flooring safety technologies, Great Dane now is standardizing Slipnot on the doorways of all 2025 model year Everest reefers equipped with roll-up and side doors. Slipnot products convert metal surfaces into high-friction areas that help reduce slips and falls.

“Safety is one of our core values at Great Dane,” Rick Mullininx, Great Dane president and COO, said in a news release. “We want everyone to go home safely every day, whether they’re one of our employees or one of our customers. We understand the challenges drivers face on the job, and we’re continuously working to provide the safest products available.

“Slipnot is a premium offering and an exceptional solution that helps drivers feel confident while operating our equipment.”

With Slipnot installed, slips and falls are avoidable even in the toughest conditions, the companies maintained. Slipnot products are designed for durability and ease of maintenance, and offer a low total cost of ownership. All of the company’s products are manufactured in the U.S. at Slipnot’s Detroit factory.

“We’re excited to include this premium feature on our Great Dane refrigerated trailer line,” said Chris Hammond, Great Dane EVP of sales. “The performance of Slipnot will help us increase the safety of our trailers with a durable, maintenance-free solution, giving our customers more time to focus on the delivery of goods in a safe and efficient manner.”

Added Slipnot CEO Kevin Koder: “Great Dane’s industry leadership is due in part to their commitment to safety for their people and the people who operate their trailers. The Slipnot team is delighted to be part of Great Dane’s innovation process, bringing new products to market that address real hazards like slips and falls on wet and greasy trailer surfaces.”

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