New Duraplate® Pup Dry Vans

New Duraplate® Pup Dry Vans

DuraPlate® pup or double trailers are specifically designed to reduce your equipment’s total cost of ownership in demanding less-than truckload applications. These trailers provide superior damage resistance and high strength for load securement and optional decking systems. DuraPlate® pup trailers deliver exceptional value for your operation.

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Durable & Spacious

Our DuraPlate® composite plate sidewalls are constructed of two high-strength, galvanized skins bonded to a high-density polyethylene core to provide unmatched damage resistance and maximum interior width. DuraPlate® panels are made in the U.S.A. and backed by a limited 10-year warranty.

Damage-Resistant for Heavy-Duty Hauls

The DuraPlate® pup van is designed to withstand your most abusive freight hauls. We’ve put more protection in the areas that need it most. In the interior, our anti-snag roof bow design deflects impact to minimize damage without adding weight. The floor system, with 20,000 lb. dynamic load rating, supports heavier payloads and high-cycle loading and unloading.

Lightweight & Fuel-Efficient

With a lightweight design and heavy-duty performance, this pup van reduces weight without sacrificing strength and durability. Built with high-strength, lightweight materials and components, the DuraPlate® pup van increases your available cargo capacity and provides freight flexibility in back hauls.

Built to Last

No matter what your trade cycle, the DuraPlate® pup van delivers value year after year. Every aspect of this trailer is designed to extend its useful life. From the high-strength floor system and sidewalls to damage-resistant doors and LED light package, our trailers are built to last.


  • Dimensions: 28’ x 102-3/8” x 13’6”
  • Front interior height: 110-1/4”
  • Rear interior height: 111-1/4”
  • Interior width sidewall to sidewall: 101-1/2”
  • Swing door opening height: 110”
  • Overhead door opening height: 105”
  • GAWR: 20,000 lb / 9,072 kg


  • Approach plate with grid plate
  • Coupler with zinc anode corrosion protection
  • One-piece extruded aluminum header with formed radius
  • 5”-radius corner post constructed with 1/8” heavy-duty
    extruded aluminum
  • Structural corner posts with 6-post construction, hat section posts
    fastened with four 5/16” steel bolts and two 1/4” rivets
  • Heavy-duty 3/16” stainless steel lower nose rail welded to coupler


  • DuraPlate® composite panels with a limited 10-year warranty*
  • Flat seam design allows top rail connection to the outside panel,
    for an overlapped top rail design
  • Recessed logistic seam on 50” vertical centers rated at 1,880 lb
    working load
  • Integral A-slots punched on 4-1/2” centers
  • DuraPlate composite panels made in the U.S.A.

Floor System

  • 20,000 lb dynamic load rating
  • Full, 1-3/8” thick laminated oak floorboard installed with three
    5/16” screws per board, per crossmember
  • 4” steel crossmembers on 12” centers in bay; 8” centers in rear 2’
  • Steel crossmembers over sub frame and landing gear
  • Steel base rail bolt connections

Roof System

  • .032” aluminum roof sheet wrapped over top rail edge
  • 18-gauge galvanized steel anti-snag roof bows mounted on
    24” centers

Rear Frame

  • Carbon steel with ultra high-zinc epoxy primer and polyester powder-coated
    for corrosion resistance
  • Rear impact guard meets or exceeds United States Department of
  • Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada requirements
  • Heavy-duty baseplate in rear sill with post bar protection
  • Eyebrow and vertical light protection
  • 7-1/2” rear header with integral gutter
  • Composite overhead door, made with DuraPlate composite panels, includes
    maximum-security lock, rubber top and bottom seals with pull strap


  • Mechanical suspension with Wabash National fabricated sub frame
  • Axle with large bearing parallel P-spindle wheel ends
  • Long-life brake linings
  • DOT rated brake chamber
  • White powder-coated lightweight steel wheels


  • All LED lights
  • EZ-7® modular 7-way with Wabash National 3.0 sealed harness



  • Air suspension with height control
  • Aluminum crossmembers
  • Captive beam system
  • Decking systems
  • Door track protectors
  • DuraPlate AeroSkirt® and other brands of trailer side skirts
  • DuraPlate composite nose and nose liner
  • Floor packages in laminated oak, aluminum, composite and combination kits
  • Floor system available with 16,000 lb floor rating
  • Galvanized options available
  • Upper ID/AUX stop light system
  • Stainless steel and lightweight options available
  • MaxClearance™ Overhead Door System
  • Multiple swing and overhead doors available
  • Scuff liners available in wood, steel, aluminum and plastic
  • Tire inflation and tire pressure monitoring systems
  • Vertical and horizontal interior logistics, riveted or bonded

Trailer Financing in Four Steps

  • Application Process
  • Quick Approval
  • Sign Documents
  • Funding

Types of Financing

Our Team will help you determine which type of financing is best for your situation.
We will discuss the pro and cons for each solution so we can make an informed decision.

CAPITAL LEASE: A capital lease is an operating expense, which reduces taxes. It allows you to use the equipment over a set term. At the end of the term, you own the asset for a nominal fee. You may resell it at that point and you can also upgrade equipment at any time during the term.

CONDITIONAL SALES CONTRACT: A Loan helps you finance the total cost of the equipment. You own the equipment and your payments cover interest on the loan and reduce the loans principle. You claim tax deductions for the interest paid and on the annual amortization of the equipment.

OPERATING LEASES: An operating lease is a rental agreement giving you the right to use the equipment without ownership. This is an off balance structure and several options can be offered once you reach end of term.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: Once we understand your situation, we can develop a custom solution tailored to your needs.


So, you’re shopping for a trailer and you found one that costs $300 dollars less. Sounds like a good deal, right? Not so fast: that decision could cost you $10,000 dollars over the lifecycle of your trailer. In fact, it’s highly likely that within the first year of ownership, you will spend 2 to 3 times more than what you saved on the initial cost of the trailer.

Why? Choosing a lower quality trailer means you’ll be spending more on maintenance and repairs when things go wrong. It also means less time on the road – eating into your profits. Click to see how Wabash trailers are designed to keep you on the road and save you money in the long run.

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