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Your Delivery Truck Could Be Ruining Your Beer (and Bottom Line)

Maintain Consistent Temperatures, Longer and at Lower Cost, with Supreme by Wabash

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — March 9, 2020 – Brewers, distributors and retailers have a vested interest in maintaining a consistent temperature for quality product, which means running refrigeration units in storage rooms and delivery trucks nearly year-round throughout most of the United States.

The Brewers Association recommends keeping beer around 38° from the barrel to the customer’s hand. However, local delivery trucks are one link in the supply chain least likely to follow this recommendation if they aren’t outfitted with proper equipment.

Supreme® by Wabash offers innovative solutions for your climate-controlled transportation needs. In addition to industry-leading refrigerated truck bodies, Supreme offers state-of-the-art cargo van insulated inserts available for all of the major OEMs through a partnership with Gruau.

The Gruau insert is a complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retaining maximum cargo space and preserving the van’s exterior. The system improves thermal efficiency up to 20 percent compared to other refrigerated van insert models, and increases the life of the reefer unit through more efficient temperature maintenance.

In addition, since the insert is a modular system, there is no mold or foam degradation to worry about. That’s why customers choose Gruau’s refrigerated insert system as their FSMA-compliant delivery solution for vans.

“For more than 40 years, Supreme by Wabash has delivered industry-leading custom truck bodies. Now we’re giving customers more choices for longer-lasting equipment with the Gruau refrigerated insert solution for cargo vans,” said Jerry Hughes, product manager at Wabash National – Final Mile Products. “We believe customers will find the Gruau system holds temperature better than other refrigerated van inserts, has better durability, and provides a lower total cost of operation for our customers.”

Other upfit solutions include shelving, partitions, roof racks, hitches, liftgates, telematics, backup camera systems and accessories.

Make your vehicle work for you. Learn more about refrigerated solutions for final mile delivery in Wabash National’s booth #6033 at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in San Antonio April 20-22, 2020.

Wabash National Corporation: Changing How the World Reaches You

As the innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) is changing how the world reaches you. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, the company’s mission is to enable customers to succeed with breakthrough ideas and solutions that help them move everything from first to final mile. Wabash National designs and manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Supreme®, Transcraft®, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Learn more at