Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., launched the Transportation Equipment Purchasing Consortium with other businesses associated with the transportation industry.
Wabash National is the principal member of the TEPC.

"The main object of TEPC is to identify and increase efficiencies and economies of scale in the procurement of raw materials, component parts and services, therefore creating an economic benefit for its members," said Steven Miller, vice president of supply chain management for Wabash National.

Each member of the consortium is a manufacturer or other business associated with the transportation industry that will benefit from collaborative, strategic sourcing. At the launch of the consortium, TEPC members include Kentucky Trailer, Utilimaster Corp., Federal Signal Corp. and VT Specialized Vehicles.