U.S. Xpress makes deal with Wabash National

Truckload carrier U.S.Xpress Enterprises Inc. has signed a three-year order agreement for more than 7,000 Wabash National DuraPlate trailers. According to officials at Wabash National, the value of the order is in excess of $120 million. It marks the second time in less than three months that a major carrier has placed an order of this magnitude with the Lafayette, IN-based trailer maker. The trailers

Truckload carrier U.S.Xpress Enterprises Inc. has signed a three-year order agreement for more than 7,000 Wabash National DuraPlate trailers.

According to officials at Wabash National, the value of the order is in excess of $120 million. It marks the second time in less than three months that a major carrier has placed an order of this magnitude with the Lafayette, IN-based trailer maker.

The trailers will be equipped with ArvinMeritor's RideStar Highway Parallelogram 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 trailers will also be equipped with GeoLogic, a new asset monitoring and tracking system provided by Aether Systems Inc.

The complete undercarriage system will be fully assembled at ArvinMeritor's facility in Frankfort, KY, and shipped to Wabash National's main manufacturing plant in Lafayette.

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