LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Wabash National Corp. introduced two new trailer brands at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The FreightPro line includes standard features such as an air ride suspension, brakes and co...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wabash National Corp. introduced two new trailer brands at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The FreightPro line includes standard features such as an air ride suspension, brakes and corrosion-resistant DuraPlate doors.
“In terms of technology and performance, we have repackaged the traditional sheet-and-post trailer,” says Wabash CEO Bill Greubel. The FreightPro includes a nose design comprised of four 16-gauge steel posts, and a front apron wrapper made of extruded aluminum for added protection. A built-in aluminum gutter prevents moisture from entering the cargo area.
Fitted with a carbon steel, powder-coated rear frame, the new trailer line has also been designed with a non-slip bumper surface for increased safety. The FreightPro is standard with Wabash National’s patented DuraPlate swing doors, 1 3/8″ laminated oak floor system and the MBS 1P ABS.
The company also introduced its DuraPlate HD trailer at the show. The new trailer includes a base plate design that provides an additional 22 inches of lower sidewall protection, where it’s estimated that 90 per cent of all trailer damage occurs. It does not require an interior scuff liner, reducing snagging and other damage costs commonly associated with scuff liner usage.
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