November 27, 2013
Wabash Composites, a division of Wabash National Corporation, says the company produced its 100,000th DuraPlate AeroSkirt this month.
Wabash National developed the DuraPlate AeroSkirt in 2009 to address customers’ needs for improved fuel economy. The innovative aerodynamic solution improves fuel economy by up to 6 percent and provides a low total cost of ownership for fleet owners.
“Achieving this milestone in fewer than five years is further evidence of our leadership in trailer aerodynamics and reflects how this expertise translates into aerodynamic products that provide the greatest combination of durability and fuel efficiency,” says James Scarcelli, vice president and general manager, Wabash Composites.
The DuraPlate AeroSkirt, originally designed for truckload applications, is also available for less-than-truckload and tank applications. In field tests, it reduced fuel consumption up to 5 percent in less-than-truckload carriers and up to 7 percent in tank trailers, Wabash says.