LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/10 -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced confirmation of a three year purchase agreement with Swift Transportation Co., Inc. which calls for building 3,100 new DuraPlate® HD dry vans over the next 12 months. Trailer production for the 3,100 units will begin at the end of March.
Wabash National's DuraPlate HD trailer, recognized as the industry's most durable and reliable design, continues to be the trailer of choice for Swift.
"Our goal is to continue to offer our customers the most reliable and efficient equipment, so that they experience outstanding overall performance from Swift Transportation," said President and Chief Operating Officer of Swift Transportation Richard Stocking. "We believe the DuraPlate HD from Wabash National is the best trailer equipment option to help us achieve that goal."
"Wabash National is proud of our long standing partnership with Swift Transportation," said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bruce Ewald. "Their choice of Wabash National's DuraPlate HD once again confirms the quality and performance of this industry leading product."
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, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, FreightPro Eagle® and Benson brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries; Transcraft ® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck, dump trailers and truck bodies; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S.
About Swift Transportation:
Swift Transportation Co., Inc., a truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, operates the largest fleet of truckload carrier equipment in the United States with regional operations throughout the continental United States.
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