SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

January 14, 2008 16:20 ET

Wabash National Corporation Secures Another Order With Con-way Truckload

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced Con-way Truckload (NYSE: CNW) has confirmed an agreement to purchase 1,270 DuraPlate® HD dry vans for 2008. Trailer production is expected to begin in February of 2008.

Wabash National's DuraPlate HD trailer, known for its proven performance and innovative design, continues to be the trailer of choice for Con-way Truckload, which currently operates a fleet that includes more than 2,000 DuraPlate HD trailers.

"For more than two years, we've relied on the advanced technology built into Wabash National's DuraPlate HD trailer to provide our customers and employees with the safest equipment for moving freight, while giving us the performance and reliability our high service standards demand," said Bruce Stockton, vice president, maintenance and asset management for Con-way Truckload.

"We appreciate the relationship we have built with Con-way Truckload," said Bruce Ewald, Wabash National's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "As one of the premier truckload carriers in North America, Con-way Truckload's decision to purchase Wabash National's DuraPlate HD trailer proves that they truly understand the value that this trailer design brings to their operations."

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National® Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, and Eagle® brand names. The company operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries; Transcraft ® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed and drop deck trailers; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, a retail distributor of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About Con-way Truckload

Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at or call (800) 641-4747.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and global logistics company and FORTUNE magazine's "Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2007.

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