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Amber Alert

Monday, April 9, 2007

Transcraft Increases Payload Capacity on Flatbed Models

Transcraft Corp., Anna, Ill., has increased the legal payload capacity of its standard-duty flatbed models by about 8,000 pounds (or 12 percent) to allow customers to haul more freight and help improve profitability per shipment.
The company's standard-duty flatbed trailers - which were formerly designated as "normal" duty with a 65,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) - now carry a GVWR of 73,000 pounds. The added capacity, which was achieved through focused engineering efforts and the use of higher-strength materials, is effective on 2008 model year flatbeds.
Transcraft flatbed models, which include the Eagle, Eagle II and the TL-2000, are available in standard-duty, heavy-duty and extreme duty capacities.
Transcraft Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wabash National Corp., is one of the leading manufacturers of platform trailers in North America. Established in 1962, Transcraft offers a wide range of flatbed and drop-deck trailer models to meet the needs of the commercial vehicle and construction industries. Transcraft operates manufacturing facilities in Anna, Ill., and Mt. Sterling, Ky.