Antimicrobial Refrigerated Trailer Interiors by Great Dane and Microban®

Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and partner service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States.

Great Dane and Microban have partnered to provide Microban antimicrobial product protection exclusively in Great Dane's refrigerated Everest reefers. The patented Microban technology is built into the Everest’s liners during the manufacturing process, resulting in antimicrobial protection for the life of the liner. The technology does not wash off or wear away and helps provide ongoing protection against the growth of bacteria that can cause stains, odors and product degradation.

The benefits of Microban antimicrobial product protection include improved visible and invisible cleanliness, reduced odors and, ultimately, extended product life for Great Dane partners. The addition of Microban antimicrobial technology is part of Great Dane’s overall effort to give its customers innovations and technological solutions.

Great Dane2

“Our customers have come to expect that Great Dane offers the most technologically advanced products on the market. The partnership with Microban, in addition to other Great Dane advances, provides our customers with products that will better prepare them to meet the more stringent standards of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).”

- Brandie Fuller, Vice President of Marketing at Great Dane

Everest refrigerated trailers with Microban product protection and other innovations debuted at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.

Great Dane’s breakthrough antimicrobial technology is designed to stop invisible threats with innovation that’s hidden in plain sight. Protect your payloads, profits, and reputation with the latest liner technology available exclusively for Great Dane Everest reefers and Alpine refrigerated truck bodies.

Great Dane4

ThermoGuard reduces cooling run time, helps maintain excess cooling capacity, and reduces fuel consumption and moisture intrusion. A new standard in clean, Everest is the only reefer on the market that offers broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in its liner to fight bacterial growth for the entire life of the trailer.

Made with a proprietary barrier layer, ThermoGuard helps maintain insulation performance, and is designed to provide significant cost savings.

This proactive technology is built into the liners of Great Dane’s Everest reefer trailers during the manufacturing process, so it never wears off and helps guard reefers against product-damaging bacteria. This allows for cleaner food storage, cuts odors, and helps refrigerated trailers comply with the strict guidelines of the FSMA.

Discover why Great Dane partnered with Microban International to incorporate antimicrobial product protection into its trailer liners in our case study