SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

April 15, 2008 16:43 ET

Wabash National® Receives Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) announced today that its Lafayette manufacturing operations were awarded a 2008 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for Safety Excellence from the U.S. National Safety Council.

"Safety is our number one value and number one priority at Wabash National," said President and CEO Dick Giromini. "Everyone at Wabash National should take pride in this accomplishment."

The award recognizes companies that have outstanding safety records compared to similar organizations.

"Safety is a shared value at Wabash National," said Brent Yeagy, Wabash National's Vice President of Manufacturing, Lafayette Operations. "We are very proud of our associates for their hard work and attention to safe work practices."

Both Wabash National Lafayette, Ind. locations were acknowledged for their excellence in safety performance.

"This award validates the dedication and pride our associates take in assuring that we continue to work in a safe environment," said Eric Coates, Wabash National's Director of Environmental, Health and Safety.

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®, FreightPro® 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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