Wabash National’s DuraPlate trailer meets EPA SmartWay certification

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Wabash National Corp. recently announced that its DuraPlate dry van trailer meets the technical specifications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay certification mark.

Wabash National says its DuraPlate trailer offers superior aerodynamic combinations for maximum customer benefit. Wabash National, in collaboration with Freightliner, completed extensive road testing of several aerodynamic devices using the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council 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,” says Rob Hancock, vice president of product engineering for Lafayette, Ind.-based 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, go to www.epa.gov/smartway.