LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - Wabash National Corporation ( NYSE : WNC ) today announced that it will showcase the company's latest advancements in trailer technology designed to enhance fleet productivity, reduce maintenance costs and improve fuel economy at TMC's 2013 Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition to be held March 11-14, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Located in booth #974, Wabash National will be exhibiting a 28' DuraPlate® bonded pup trailer and an ultra-lightweight DuraPlate HD® dry freight van.
The DuraPlate pup trailer will feature the latest in high-strength bonding technology, including fully-bonded sidewalls, a bonded DuraPlate composite roof system, and bonded logistics posts. The trailer will also be fitted with new DuraPlate AeroSkirts® specifically designed for less-than-truckload applications.
The ultra-lightweight DuraPlate HD dry freight van will feature Wabash National's new MaxClearance™ Overhead Door System which provides up to 110" of vertical door opening, comparable to that of swing door models. The trailer will also feature the innovative ID / Auxiliary Stop Light System, the DuraPlate AeroSkirt and several of the company's newest weight-saving options.
"In today's freight operating environment, the ability to provide fleets with innovative solutions that reduce the trailer's total cost of ownership, enhance productivity and improve fuel economy is more important than ever," said Robert Lane, Wabash National Director of Product and Business Development. "For the past few years, we've been working with some of America's leading fleets to develop and test these new innovations. We look forward to introducing them to the industry at TMC."
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation ( NYSE : WNC ) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. Wabash National operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall ®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.