Wabash National Corp and Arvin Meritor Inc have confirmed a three-year order agreement for more than 7,000 Wabash National DuraPlate branded trailers with US Xpress Enterprises Inc, the fifth-largest publicly owned truckload carrier in the United States.
The new trailers, featuring Wabash's flagship product, will be equipped with ArvinMeritor's RideStar Highway Parallelogram (RHP) air suspension system, Meritor TL trailer axles with long-life cartridge bearing hub assemblies, Q Plus brakes with MA212 brake linings, SteelLite X30 brake drums, and Meritor automatic slack adjusters. The complete undercarriage system will be assembled at ArvinMeritor's facility in Frankfort KY and shipped to Wabash's main manufacturing plant in Lafayette IN.
According to Wabash, the value of the order is more than $120 million. It is the second time in less than three months that a major carrier has placed an order of this magnitude with the Lafayette-based trailer manufacturer.