LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Wabash National Trailer Centers in Dallas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), was recently named Schneider National's Maintenance Partner of the Quarter.
In April, an F3 tornado hit the Dallas area tossing 14,000-lbs. truck trailers 300 feet in the air. None of the staff at the Schneider National operating center in Dallas were injured, but approximately 100 trailers were damaged. After the storm cleared, Wabash National Trailer Centers reached out to help its long-time customer assess the damage and make necessary repairs.
In recognition of these efforts to go above and beyond when it was needed most, Schneider named WNTC as its Maintenance Partner of the Quarter.
"Providing safe, reliable service to customers is our top priority," said Rob Reich, vice president of maintenance at Schneider National. "Wabash National Trailer Centers proactively stepped up to help. The day after the tornado touched down, our operation was up and running, delivering customers' freight with the help of WNTC."
For more than 12 years, Schneider National has relied on WNTC to get trailers back on the road with minimal downtime. When the tornado posed a challenge, WNTC repaired numerous trailers so Schneider could put them back in service as quickly as possible. WNTC also helped expedite the insurance documentation process by taking pictures and evaluating damage to the trailers.
"Our success is dependent on our customers' success," said Bob Nida, vice president, Wabash National Trailer Centers. "When our customers are down, we take it seriously and make it a priority to do whatever we can to change that scenario."
About Wabash National Trailer Centers
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), Wabash National Trailer Centers is a comprehensive network of retail locations offering new and used trailers, quality parts and expert service. To support fleet customers at the local, regional and national level, the organization operates facilities in Cadiz, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Dunmore, Pa.; Fontana, Calif.; Miami; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Antonio and Smithton, Pa. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products and composite products. Wabash National operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC, and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Walker® Transport, Walker® Stainless Equipment, Walker® Defense Group, Walker® Barrier Systems, Walker® Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Garsite™, Progress Tank™, TST®, Bulk Tank International™ and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Offering the broadest portfolio of services in the industry, Schneider's solutions include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Supply Chain Management, Integrated Delivery and Port Logistics. A $3.4 billion company, Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for over 77 years. For more information about Schneider National, visit www.schneider.com.