For the fourth consecutive year, Great Dane Trailers topped all trailer manufacturers with the most shipments in the industry. In 2006, a company record was set with more than 60,000 trailers shipped from Great Dane's nine factories.
“We just completed the most successful year in the history of the company,” said Phill Pines, chief operating officer at Great Dane.
Great Dane also reports monthly shipment records were set throughout 2006. More than 5,000 trailers shipped in each of the months of March, April, June, August, and September. More than 6,400 trailers were delivered in June alone.
In 2006, Great Dane fulfilled nearly 33 percent of the market demand for refrigerated vans and more than 28 percent of the market demand for all dry freight vans. Of Great Dane's dry freight sales in 2006, more than 20,000 trailers were SSL models. This accounts for nearly 15 percent of the industry's total shipments in 2006.