Wabash Debuts Industry's Strongest Semi-Trailer

November 2011, - Feature

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Wabash National has introduced the industry's first dry freight van with a 35,000-pound floor rating. A versatile solution for extremely heavy freight, DuraPlate XD-35 allows cargo typically hauled on a flatbed trailer to be transported in a dry van.

The concept for DuraPlate XD-35 was initially developed by Wabash National for Nussbaum Transportation, a national truckload carrier and logistics provider headquartered in Normal, Ill.

"Using this trailer as a round-trip dedicated solution provides more predictable shipping costs, a very important selling point for customers," said Brent Nussbaum, CEO, Nussbaum.

With DuraPlate XD-35, metal coils and other extreme duty freight can be loaded and unloaded at the dock door, which enhances efficiency and safety on the dock, and eliminates delays due to crane availability and inclement weather. DuraPlate XD-35 also saves time by removing the need to tarp and untarp. Additionally, the enclosed van protects cargo from damage and theft, reducing freight claims.

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