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Decarbonizing trailers? New technology couples with sustainability

Lighter-weight builds, improved thermal performance are driving sustainability efforts in the trailer segment.

Wabash National partners with eNow, Carrier Transicold to deliver zero-emission reefer trailers

The Wabash National MSC refrigerated trailer with solar-electric TRU is now commercially available as a road-ready solution, the company announced. Wabash partnered with eNow and Carrier Transicold to offer this eco-friendly refrigerated haul, which was first shown as a zero-emission trailer at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting in February.

WABCO named supplier of the year by Wabash National

WABCO Holdings Inc. has received Wabash National’s Pinnacle Award for 2019, which recognizes Wabash National’s supplier of the year.

Haldex air disc brakes now standard on Wabash trailers

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. announced thagt Haldex Air Disc Brakes will now be standard on all Wabash National van trailer configurations where air disc brakes are specified. Wabash will install the Haldex Air Disc Brake on trailers specified to include the disc brake feature. Haldex will continue to supply its Automatic Brake Adjusters and

Wabash National Corp. facilities earn ISO 14001:2015 certification standard for environmental management

Wabash National Corp., industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and liquid transportation systems, has received certification to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard from the prior ISO 14001:2004 standard at five manufacturing operations. The ISO 14001:2015 standard provides organizations with the elements of an effective environmental management system that can be integrated with other

Meritor announces standard position supply agreement with Wabash National

Meritor, Inc. and Wabash National Corp. have signed an agreement for various Meritor products to be standard on Wabash’s dry and refrigerated van trailer products. The three-year agreement takes effect Jan. 1, and positions Meritor’s loose axles as standard equipment; the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) as the preferred automatic tire inflation system; and Meritor

Brent Yeagy becomes Wabash National CEO

Wabash National Corp. announced that Brent Yeagy has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer, effective June 2. Yeagy succeeds Richard Giromini, who stepped down from his role as chief executive officer on June 1 as part of a planned succession announced on Dec. 15. “On behalf of the board of directors, I

Truck-Lite Road Ready system now available on Wabash trailers

Truck-Lite’s Road Ready system is now available on Wabash National dry and refrigerated van trailers. The Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system creates a “smart” trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU). With its military-grade solar panel and 10-year, quick-charging battery, the MCU continually monitors and transmits important data from customizable Road Ready

Wabash completes acquisition of Supreme Industries

Wabash National Corp. has completed the acquisition of Supreme Industries Inc., following a cash tender offer by a subsidiary of Wabash National for all outstanding shares of Supreme’s Class A and Class B common stock. As a result of the acquisition, Supreme became a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Wabash National and Supreme’s shares will

Wabash National acquires Supreme Industries

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. and truck body manufacturer Supreme Industries, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wabash National would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Supreme in a cash tender offer for $21 per share, which represents an equity value of $364 million and an enterprise value of $342 million. The offer has been unanimously approved by

Wabash National’s SuperTruck trailer technology reduces weight, improves aerodynamics

Wabash National Corp., participating in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program, has developed a trailer that reduced drag coefficient by more than 30%. The SuperTruck program, a five-year research and development initiative, focused on improving freight efficiency (the amount of freight hauled per gallon of fuel used) by 50% compared to 2009 base model heavy-duty

Wabash National adds to its Cold Chain refrigerated van trailer launch program

Wabash National Corp. has announced a commitment from Leonard’s Express fleet to join the Wabash’s launch program for its Cold Chain Series refrigerated van trailer made with molded structural composites. Leonard’s Express joins Werner Enterprises, K&B Transportation and Combined Transport—with dealers Regional International, TEC Equipment and Wick’s Truck Trailers—in the launch program. “The launch program

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