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Wabash National MSC-equipped reefer truck body

Wabash National delivers 100th reefer truck body with new MSC

Wabash National Corporation, a leading producer of truck bodies, semi-trailers and liquid transportation equipment, has delivered its 100th Cold Chain refrigerated truck body with the company’s proprietary molded structural composite (MSC) technology.

The company’s Cold Chain truck bodies with MSC technology have been hitting the road with pilot customers since introduction of the new product in October 2015. In April 2017, Wabash National opened a facility in Little Falls MN for the production of MSC panels for refrigerated truck bodies and 53-foot trailers.

“Customers’ interest in our Cold Chain refrigerated truck body with MSC has continued to increase,” said Mike Pettit, group president of Wabash National’s Final Mile Products business, which includes the Wabash and Supreme brand products for final mile delivery. “We’re thrilled with the positive response from customers who see the value in our new material technology that performs better than the conventional materials.”

The 100th MSC truck body was delivered to longtime Wabash National dealer Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer for one of the world’s largest fleets for cold product delivery to wholesalers, hospitals, clinics and retailers.

“Customers are impressed with the appearance of the Wabash truck body with MSC, and the weight savings and thermal benefits of the MSC body are both big factors for my customers,” said Nathan Meyer, Expediter Sales at Stoops. “The encapsulated foam insulation is the most efficient out there in the market and also offers a longer life than traditional methods of insulation. This is also the only body in production that has a standard floor rated for forklifts. I think that speaks to the durability. The MSC body is designed and built to stand up to all my customers’ needs.”

The Wabash Cold Chain Series refrigerated truck body brings true innovation to the final mile. Featuring the company’s patent-pending MSC technology, thermal efficiency is improved by up to 25% over conventional designs, while weight is reduced by as much as 15%. That’s taking performance to new heights, all while realizing greater abrasion and impact resistance to extend truck body life.

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