Strick Trailers recently released what it says is the trucking industry’s first fiberglass reinforced composite (FRC) dry van trailer.
The new FRC trailer is designed for an optimal combination of light-weighting, durability, longevity and low-cost maintenance.
The trailer made its debut during TMC’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta GA, creating a positive buzz and garnering favorable feedback, Strick said. Strick showcased a 53-foot light-weight beverage linehaul van for regional delivery and a 40-foot beverage van featuring an overhead door with liftgate, custom E-track system, insulation package and Thermo King heater unit for local delivery.
“By means of a new revolutionary sidewall construction process, we’re able to combine select materials to create seamless, snag-free, full-length FRC side-wall panels that are pultruded with a moisture-resistant PET core that is 100% recyclable,” said Justin Bell, vice president of Strick engineering. “This process guarantees longevity as the panels will not delaminate, and the hydrophobic characteristic prevents ‘wicking,’ ensuring zero water intrusion or corrosion. No other trailer in the market today delivers this unique and compelling combination.”
The FRC is available in any combination from 28-foot pups to 60-foot linehaul vans, providing carriers a customized trailer to meet the demands of daily operations.
Carriers also can enjoy interior optional features such as E-track, various cargo control systems and enhanced insulation packages for greater climate control abilities to meet specific delivery requirements. These characteristics, combined with many other Strick van design specifications, are assembled in Monroe IN.