Innovative Solutions. Proven Performance.

The Future of Trailer Construction.

Wabash National has been utilizing bonding technology for a number of years in areas such as DuraPlate® nose construction and D-ring fastening. Starting with our DuraPlate pup trailer, we’re now applying the same technology to sidewall assembly.

Available Trailer Models

  • DuraPlate® Pup Van

Bonded DuraPlate Composite Sidewalls

  • 7.5mm bonded DuraPlate composite panels
  • Flat seam design allows top rail connection to the outside panel, for an overlapped top rail design
  • Bonded logistic seam on 16” and 24” vertical centers rated at 3,000 lb working load
  • Integral A-slots punched on 4-1/2” centers
  • Top edge of steel scuff liner riveted on 8” centers
  • Eliminates stainless steel rivets
  • Limited 10-year warranty*
  • DuraPlate panels made in the USA

Bonded DuraPlate Composite Nose

  • 7.5mm bonded DuraPlate composite panels
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • 3x layered scuff area
  • Increases cube space by 12 cubic feet, compared to a conventional sheet and post nose construction

Bonded DuraPlate Composite Roof System1

  • 6mm bonded DuraPlate composite panels
  • Eliminates roof bows and liners
  • Increases cube space by 19 cubic feet, compared to traditional roof system
  • Arched panel maintains structural integrity
  • White ceiling for a brighter work environment
  • Resists snags and punctures
  • Resists UV rays
  • Limited 10-year warranty*
  • DuraPlate panels made in the USA

Bonded Logistics2

  • Compatible with most load bars
  • Standard logistic spacing 16” or 24”
  • Meets load bar ratings for 3,000 lb decking load limit
  • Custom logistic spacing available

Additional Bonded Trailer Components

  • D-rings3
  • Skylights4

Bonded DuraPlate Composite Repairability

  • Easily replace damaged sections/panels with fewer tools required
  • Less man hours compared to conventional riveted sidewalls
  • Eliminates drilling or bucking
  • Better quality repair, increased resale potential

View the product data sheet here.


*See the Wabash National Standard Limited Warranty for details on the 10-year limited warranty provided for DuraPlate sidewalls produced by Wabash National after 2005.

1U.S. Patent No. 8,025,331; 2U.S Patent Nos. 8,016,527 and 8,506,221; 3U.S. Patent Nos: 8,079,793; 8,662,804 and D573,874; 4U.S. Patent Nos: 7,878,574; D619,505