SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

May 05, 2008 16:10 ET

Wabash National Sells RoadRailer® Demonstration Set to Japan's Shiga Transport Co. Ltd.

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that Japan's Shiga Transport Co. Ltd. purchased a demonstration set of RoadRailer® intermodal equipment.

Shiga Transport, representing the Japan trucking industry, purchased the RoadRailer equipment to investigate the possibility of using RoadRailer intermodal products in Japan. RoadRailer is a unique technology with the flexibility of an over-the-road trailer that is specially equipped for railroad intermodal service.

Japan is pursuing a program called Dual Mode Transport II in which, by utilizing the RoadRailer technology, the country would improve its freight structure and reduce pollution and green house gases. A national demonstration of the RoadRailer technology will take place in Japan this June.

"Wabash National is pleased to be working with Japan's Shiga Transport," said President and CEO of Wabash National Dick Giromini. "This is a great opportunity for Wabash National to globally expand the benefits of RoadRailer technology, and enable Shiga Transport to provide Japan with this innovative technology as the country focuses on better utilizing its railroad infrastructure."

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, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S.

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