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Supreme Kold King truck body at WTS

Supreme delivers for reefer carriers

March 6, 2020
New Kold King truck body from Wabash brand, FSMA-compliant Gruau inserts boast less weight, greater thermal efficiency

Supreme, a final-mile equipment brand of Wabash National, recently introduced its new Kold King truck body and Gruau refrigerated insert for cargo vans.

“The Supreme brand our customers have trusted for more than 40 years is better than ever as part of the Wabash National family,” said Tim Marling, vice president of  product and business development for Wabash’s final mile products. “By combining Supreme’s 40-plus years of extensive knowledge in the final-mile industry with Wabash National’s R&D capabilities, advanced composite technologies and manufacturing excellence, we’re able to deliver engineered solutions built to perform and last longer.”

The new Kold King refrigerated truck body is 200 pounds lighter and up to 25% more thermally efficient, delivering more payload, less fuel consumption and fewer TRU hours, Wabash said. In addition, its smooth, seamless interior liner provides a brighter, more durable food-grade surface. The overall design significantly reduces potential leak points and water intrusion, and its damage-resistant, one-piece header reduces downtime.

Supreme also offers state-of-the-art cargo van insulated inserts available for all the major OEMs through a partnership with GruauThe Gruau insert is a FSMA-compliant, complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retaining maximum cargo space and preserving the van’s exterior. The system improves thermal efficiency up to 20% compared to other refrigerated vans and increases the life of the reefer unit through more efficient temperature maintenance, Wabash maintained.

In addition, since the insert is a modular system, there is no mold or foam degradation to worry about.

“We work alongside our customers to deliver the best-fit solutions for their operations because our mission is to enable customers to succeed with breakthrough ideas and solutions that help them move everything from first to final mile,” Marling said. “The new Kold King truck body and Gruau insert are just the latest in our commitment to changing how the world reaches you.”

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