DuraPlate ® HD Dry Vans The Ultimate Dry Van

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DuraPlate HD Dry Vans
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The Ultimate Dry Van
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Overview
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Wabash National® A History of Innovation
The Latest Innovation in Dry Vans
The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Features
 DuraPlate Composite Material
 Heavy-Duty Base Plate
 Sidewall Panel Design
 Nose Design
 Floor System
 DuraPlate Doors
 Top Rail Design
 Wabash National Innovations
 Higher-Quality Specifications
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A History of Innovation
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Wabash National established in 1985
Wabash National has remained at the forefront of trailer technology
Introduction of the aluminum plate trailer – dominant producer
Developing new technologies by working with the world’s largest truckload
carriers
 Continuously improving trailer designs enables Wabash National
to remain the market leader in dry van production
Sheet & Post
FRP Trailer
Aluminum Plate
DuraPlate
DuraPlate HD
• commodity
• smooth
interior
• wide/smooth
interior
• high performance
• high performance
• durable
• durable
• increased
interior width
• low maintenance
• longest useful life
• longest useful life
• low material price
fluctuation
• heavy-duty
applications
• versatile
• high
maintenance
• high total cost of
ownership
• difficult repair
• heavy
• high material
costs
• aluminum price
fluctuation
• lowest total cost of • lowest total cost of
ownership
ownership
“Leading the way in trailer technologies that deliver value”
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The Latest Innovation in Dry Vans
 DuraPlate HD design combines the advantages of an aluminum plate trailer
with those of a DuraPlate providing the ultimate in strength and durability
 Heavy-duty base plate design provides superior damage resistance
 Developed for the most abusive applications
 Automotive, tire, carpet, paper, and general freight
 Provides the lowest total cost of ownership of any trailer on the market
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The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Determining a trailer’s total cost of ownership (TCO), incorporates all
aspects of trailer ownership, from purchase price and operating costs to
resale value
“DuraPlate HD delivers the lowest total cost of ownership of any 5
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trailer in the industry to save you money with every mile”
DuraPlate Composite Material
DuraPlate Composite Material Features
 The DuraPlate panel is constructed of a high
density polyethylene (HDPE) core bonded
between two sheets of high-strength steel.
 Together these materials produce a
composite panel that is extremely strong,
lightweight, and damage resistant.
 The panel’s composite characteristics allow
it to flex and absorb impact which helps
reduce damage and prevent permanent
deformation.
 The plastic core material will not absorb
moisture, making the panel resistant to rot
and delamination that is commonly
associated with the use of wood products.
 Lightweight and incredibly strong, the
foamed plastic core reduces panel weight
without compromising performance.
 The panel’s 80,000 psi-yield steel skins
provide exceptional protection against
impact, abrasion and puncture.
 Pre-coated, galvanized steel skins protect
against corrosion.
Pre-coated galvanized steel skin
Foamed HDPE
core
Galvanized steel
skin
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Heavy-Duty Base Plate
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Enhances the proven .160” plate design by incorporating a thicker .190”
aluminum base plate
Seamless 22” high, aluminum base plate provides high exterior resistance to
side swipes and other damage occurring at the lower sidewall
Base plate eliminates the need for scuff liner and fasteners in lower interior
sidewall - reducing maintenance costs and eliminating potential cargo damage
Integral exterior rub rail protects from side swipes and reduces damage to panel
and base rail bolts
Patented extruded
aluminum base rail
outside floor seal to
house wiring and air
lines
Extruded .190”
aluminum base
plate
3/8” Grade 5
low-profile bolts
Plate-style base rail
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Heavy-Duty Base Plate
Base Plate Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
Plate-style base
rail design
Provides 22” of .190”
aluminum protection in
lower sidewall
• Provides high exterior resistance to side swipes
and other damage occurring at the lower
sidewall
• Multiple repair methods can be used based on
severity of damage
Base plate
eliminates need
for scuff liner
Eliminates all related scuff
liner maintenance
• Prevents edge damage commonly associated
with scuff liners that have separated from the
sidewall
• Eliminates cargo snags and associated costs
• Reduces maintenance costs and downtime
Mill finish on
lower exterior
sidewall
No paint to chip or scrape
• Eliminates time and cost of repainting due to
damage
• Provides a better appearance over the life of the
trailer
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Sidewall Panel Design
Sidewall Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
Composite
sidewall material
• Material absorbs impact
to resist scrapes, tears,
punctures, and
permanent deformation
• Sidewall will flex and
return to vertical center
• Significantly reduces sidewall damage, maintenance
costs, and related downtime
• Eliminates the need to maintain and replace plywood
liners that can damage cargo
• Provides a bright, white loading environment for
increased safety
Sidewall panel
design
Design allows for efficient
repairs and panel
replacement
• Reduces maintenance costs and downtime
• Provides maximum interior width of 100 5/8” for
maximum capacity
Logistic seams
Logistic seams rated at
1,800 lbs. working load
and support both A and E
load bars
• Provides reliable load securement and exceptional
strength
• Supports a wide range of load types
• Smooth outside rivets for superior customer graphics
Load variations
Trailer design supports all
types of cargo
• Provides the flexibility to transport tires, carpet,
automotive components, beverage containers,
paper, and general freight
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Sidewall Panel Design
Interior Advantages
 Provides large interior width
of 100 5/8”
 Resists damage and permanent
deformation by absorbing impact
 Smooth, steel interior eliminates
damage to cargo and the need to
replace and maintain typical
plywood liners
 Bright, white interior provides
exceptional work environment for
shippers
 Eliminates need for scuff liner and
related repair costs
100 5/8”
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Sidewall Panel Design
Interior Logistic Seam
 Patented logistic seam is an integral
part of the sidewall providing a
smooth, snag-free loading area
 Provides more reliable load
securement and exceptional
strength
 A-slot logistic seam, rated at 1,800
pounds working load, supports both
A and E type load bars
Logistic Seam
Raised embossing eliminates rivet snag
Steel inner and outer skins
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Sidewall Panel Design
Exterior Advantages
 Lack of exterior posts provides a superior finish for customer graphics
 80,000 psi, full-hard, steel resists tears and dents, maintaining a superior
appearance for years
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Nose Design
Nose Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
6-post nose with
structural corner post
Provides superior
strength in highimpact areas
• Increases strength in front wall and corners to
reduce damage and maintenance costs
• No corner liner to maintain makes repairs easy and
less costly
.125” heavy-duty
extruded aluminum
corner
Provides high-strength
and maximum
structural integrity in
damage prone corners
• “Outer cap” design allows corners to be repaired
simply and efficiently
• Corner material is heavy enough for quick weld
repair if damaged
• Reduces damage and related maintenance costs
5” radius corners
Provides square
interior
• Square pallets fit into corners to maximize capacity
• Provides greater flexibility for varying load types
Stainless steel lower
nose rail
3/16” stainless steel
welded to coupler
provides superior
strength
• Extreme durability prevents freight “blow out”
• Structurally superior to aluminum riveted front rail
• No rust or corrosion
Nose header design
Single-piece, wrapped
design reduces
splices in
nose header
• Reduces air drag
• Reduces the possibility for leaks that could damage
freight
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Nose Design
Nose Features
 6-post nose with structural corner
posts resists damage in the highimpact areas
 No corner liner to repair reduces
maintenance time and costs
 5” radius, .125” heavy-duty
extruded aluminum corners
provide superior damage
resistance and square inside
corners
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Floor System
Floor System Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
Full, 1-3/8” oak
floor
Full 1-3/8” laminated oak
floor ensures longer floor life
compared to nominal 1-3/8”
floor thickness or other
types of wood flooring
• 20,000 lbs dynamic floor rating with built-in
safety margin supports the heaviest loads
• Oak flooring has a higher moisture tolerance
than other hardwoods resulting in longer floor
life
Extruded
aluminum floor
seal
Electrical and service lines
run through floor seal down
the side of the trailer and
over the crossmembers
• Eliminates the possibility of crushing lines or
accidental nailing when securing cargo
• Crossmembers can be changed without
breaking lines
(3) 5/16” screws
per board, per
crossmember
Strong connection of floor to
crossmembers
• Fasteners will not sheer under high forklift
loading
Bolted
crossmember
attachment
Rounded/low-profile, 3/8”
Grade 5 steel bolt has 2-1/2
times the sheer strength of
3/8” aluminum rivet
• Floor system surpasses concentrated load
patterns of competing floors
• Provides greater floor strength for heavy loads
• Eliminates external fastener shearing caused
by routine sideswipes
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Floor System
Floor System Features
 Full, 1-3/8" thick, laminated oak
ensures long floor life under all
conditions
 Oak flooring has higher moisture
tolerance than hardwoods for longer
floor life
 Aluminum extruded floor seal
provides routing space for airlines
and electrical on both sides of the
trailer
 Bolted crossmember attachment
provides the industry’s strongest
structural floor connection
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DuraPlate Doors
Swing Door Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
DuraPlate Door
Panel
Composite material is
impervious to moisture
eliminating plywood and
metal skin deterioration
commonly associated
with conventional door
designs
• Reduces the frequency and cost of replacing
swing doors
• Extends the life of fasteners and door hardware
reducing maintenance costs
• Eliminates door rot, corrosion, and delamination
commonly associated with plymetal doors
HDPE core
Core is not subject to
moisture absorption like
plywood
• Eliminates fastener deterioration experienced with
plymetal doors
• Eliminates delamination, rot, and core swell that
adds cost to seal replacement in plymetal doors
Dual durometer,
PVC gasket
system
Simple one-piece
design with non-metal
frame
• No dented extrusion to prevent seal insertion
• Efficient repairs that reduce cost and downtime
Mechanical seal
attachment
Seal screws into HDPE
core
• Eliminates typical bonding of seal to frozen or
water soaked core
• Allows efficient, cost-effective repairs
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DuraPlate Doors
Swing Door Features
 Doors are impervious to moisture
absorption eliminating core rot and
delamination - extending the life of
fasteners and hardware
 Swing doors utilize a dualdurometer, PVC gasket system
fastened directly into the HDPE core
 Allows for simple repairs
 Eliminates fastener deterioration
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Top Rail Design
Top Rail Features
Feature
Advantage
Benefit
Low-profile design
on swing door
model
Provides a square
interior upper corner to
deliver maximum wall
height
• Eliminates typical top rail to sidewall connection
restrictions in can haul applications
• Allows for flexibility in load types
• Increases capacity for larger loads
Narrow recess for
marker lights
LED marker lights are
well protected from
damage
• Significantly reduces light replacement costs and
downtime
• Eliminates the need and additional costs of front
and side marker lights
• LED lights provide significantly longer life
Wrapped roof edge
One-piece .040”
aluminum roof material
is wrapped over top rail
edge
• Wrap design allows water to run off roof surface
• Competing designs (“J” moldings) trap water on
roof surface which funnels water into cargo area in
the event of a roof puncture
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Top Rail Design
Top Rail Features
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Top rail design provides maximum interior wall height for greater volume and flexibility
in load types
Narrow recess for marker lights prevents damage from overhead obstacles
significantly reducing maintenance costs
Wabash marker light
well protected
One-piece .040”
aluminum roof
Top rail
5/8” LED fully
recessed marker
light
80,000 lb. yield
galvanized antisnag roof bow
1/4” top rail
rivet
Wrapped roof
edge
Competitor marker lights
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Wabash National Innovations
Wabash EZ-7 Modular 7-Way
 Wiring is permanently attached to stacking studs located in the base of the
J560 receptacle
 Replacement of the receptacle is simple and efficient
 Eliminates lengthy rewiring process, shorts, and broken terminals
 Weather resistant, non-corrosive, reinforced nylon housing
 Bolt pattern of junction box is industry standard for simple conversion of
older models
Junction box allows any
wiring combination
Simply pull out to
replace – no rewiring
necessary
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Wabash National Innovations
Marker Light Protection – PC-Rated, TL-35 LED
 Narrow LED marker lights prevent damage from overhead obstacles
significantly reducing maintenance costs
 Eliminates the need for an additional set of front markers
 No wiring to damage
 Backed by Truck-Lite’s Exclusive Limited Lifetime Warranty
Wabash National
marker light well
protected
Competitor marker
lights vulnerable to
damage
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Wabash National Innovations
Truck-Lite® Model 33™ LED Mini-Marker™
 Light is flush mounted to provide unparalleled damage resistance
 Light is 3/4” in both diameter and depth - small size helps reduce the potential
for physical damage from docks, tree limbs and other obstacles
 Exceeds legal lighting requirements
 The lamp housing is completely filled with epoxy to seal the housing and
eliminate water leakage
 The entire assembly, lights and wiring harness, are backed by Truck-Lite’s
Exclusive Limited Lifetime Warranty
Model 33™ and Truck-Lite® are marks of Truck-Lite Co., Inc.
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Wabash National Innovations
WP Axle
 Wabash is standard on the Parallel Spindle (P-Spindle) axle
 No outer bearing lube starvation on P-spindle (both bearings are on same
plane/level)
 Precise adjustment of bearing with single castellated nut (safe,
pre-loading of bearings)
 Internal venting from P-spindle ends into axle tube prevents outside
contamination
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Wabash National Innovations
G2 Coating
 A proprietary formulated powder coating designed specifically for
Wabash National
 Provides maximum performance as related to crack resistance,
impact resistance, and UV stability
 Textured, matte finish conceals minor dings and scrapes
Flat Impact
Flat Impact
Steel Exposed
Polyester Powder
45 Degree Impact
No Steel
Exposed
New G2 Powder
45 Degree Impact
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Higher-Quality Specifications
Wabash National has established standard specifications that
supercede typical trailer specifications
Specification
Wabash National Standards
The Wabash National Advantage
Coupler
Wabash Coupler
Kingpin certified to AAR
specifications
• Wabash coupler provides superior strength and
meets AAR requirements
• AAR certified kingpin allows trailer to be railloaded for shipper flexibility
Slider
Hutch 9801
4-Pin design with E-Z Pull
• Holes punched in 4” increments allow precise
variations in vehicle weight distribution to
provide flexibility for different applications
• E-Z Pull with spring-assisted locking
mechanism reduces effort to reposition slider
by 40% preventing back injuries
• (2) spring-loaded lock pins ensure secure slider
placement
• Gusseted front and rear stop bar with solid
steel inserts provides superior safety and
reliability
Suspension
Hutch 9700 Series
3 leaf spring
• Innovative and durable design extends service
life, reduces downtime, and protects cargo
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Higher-Quality Specifications
Wabash National has established standard specifications that
supercede typical trailer specifications
Specificatio
n
Axle
Wabash National
Standards
• Hendrickson® HP Axle
• P-spindle axle
• Pre-loaded bearings
• Hendrickson HXS
brakes
• Abex 3030-197 long-life
brake linings
Brake
Chambers
Long stroke brake
chambers
ABS System
WABCO 2S/1M
The Wabash National Advantage
• Pre-loaded bearings ensure optimal bearing
life and prevent “wheel wobble”
• Hendrickson HXS brakes provide extra
thickness for longer life
• Abex3030-197 long-life brake lining material
resists brake wear due to a higher tolerance
of balance differences between the tractor
and trailer
• Provide greater reliability and increased
highway safety
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Higher-Quality Specifications
Wabash National has established standard specifications that
supercede typical trailer specifications
Specification
Wabash National
Standards
The Wabash National Advantage
Rear Frame: G2
Powder Coating
on Carbon Steel
G2 Powder coating’s superior
performance prevents
corrosion better than typical
wet coat systems
• G2 Powder coating provides a textured, matte finish
to resist chips and scrapes
• Corrosion-resistance reduces the need for shot
blasting and repainting
• Eliminates the need for costly stainless steel rear
frames
Wiring System
Wabash 3.0 Sealed Harness
• Molded, plug-in design prevents moisture leakage
and corrosion ensuring maximum life
Standard Lights:
All upper
lights LED
• Front Markers: Truck-Lite®
PC-Rated, TL-35 LED
• Rear Markers: TL-33 LED
Mini-Marker
• Single marker light is located on the side of the
trailer not on the front or corner
• Prevents tree limb damage and associated
replacement costs
• Backed by Truck-Lite’s Exclusive Limited Lifetime
Warranty
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