SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

September 27, 2007 16:15 ET

Wabash National's DuraPlate® Model Recieves U.S. EPA SmartWay® Certification

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that its DuraPlate® dry van trailer meets the technical specifications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay® certification mark.

Wabash National's SmartWay certified DuraPlate trailer offers superior aerodynamic combinations for maximum customer benefit. Wabash National, in collaboration with Freightliner LLC, completed extensive road testing of several aerodynamic devices using the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Fuel Consumption Procedure, before selecting the most beneficial combinations.

"We continue to utilize our testing capabilities that allow us to create innovative solutions and aerodynamic advancements," said Rob Hancock, vice president of product engineering for Wabash National. "The introduction of the SmartWay package illustrates Wabash National's commitment to offering our customers fuel saving technologies that continue to enhance the performance of trailers."

The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary partnership between the freight industry and the EPA to increase energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. For more information about the SmartWay program, visit

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.

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