US Pat. No. 9,296,280

HINGED BOTTOM ROLLER ASSEMBLY AND COUNTERBALANCE MECHANISM FOR OVERHEAD DOOR

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An overhead door assembly configured to be coupled to a storage container comprising:
an overhead door including a plurality of door panels hingedly coupled to one another;
a guide track system including a vertical section, a horizontal section, and a curved section; and
a bottom roller assembly coupled to a bottom panel of the door, the bottom roller assembly including
(i) a hinge having an upper hinge plate coupled to the bottom panel of the door, a lower hinge plate, and a hinge joint pivotably
coupling the upper and lower hinge plates to each other for movement relative to each other about a pivot axis defined along
the hinge joint, and

(ii) a roller coupled to the lower hinge plate, the roller including a shaft and a roller wheel coupled to one end of the
shaft,

wherein the lower hinge plate and the roller thereon are configured to pivot about the pivot axis relative to the bottom panel
of the door between a first position generally adjacent the bottom panel of the door and a second position spaced-apart from
the bottom panel of the door,

wherein the roller is located in the curved section of the guide track system when the lower hinge plate and the roller are
in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,863,173

DOOR LOCKING ASSEMBLY FOR A STORAGE CONTAINER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A locking assembly for a door of a storage container, the storage container defining a door frame, the door movably mounted
to the door frame, the locking assembly comprising:
a lockrod configured to be coupled to the door;
a locking cam coupled to an end of the lockrod and adapted to engage a lockrod keeper coupled to the door frame; and
a handle assembly coupled to the locking cam, wherein the handle assembly includes an elongated lever having one end coupled
to the locking cam and a handle pivotably coupled to an opposite end thereof by a pin defining an offset pivot axis, wherein
the handle includes a lock member coupled to the handle for pivoting movement therewith about the offset pivot axis and relative
to the elongated lever, and wherein the lock member defines a cylindrical shape having a longitudinal axis spaced-apart from
the pivot axis and configured to pivot about the offset pivot axis, and

wherein the lock member is configured to be received within an aperture in the door frame and is configured to engage an outer
edge defining the aperture upon pivoting movement of the handle and lock member about the offset pivot axis in order to move
the handle assembly axially relative to the locking cam.

US Pat. No. 9,242,591

INSERT FOR LOGISTICS SLOT IN LOGISTICS STRIP ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A logistics assembly configured to be coupled to a sidewall of a trailer, comprising:
a logistics strip configured to be coupled to an inside surface the sidewall of the trailer, the logistics strip including
a plurality of vertically-spaced slots;

a splicing plate configured to be coupled to an outside surface the sidewall of the trailer and spaced-apart from the logistics
strip to define a channel therebetween, wherein the plurality of vertically-spaced slots are aligned with the channel; and

an insert engaged with the logistics strip and the splicing plate, wherein the insert is configured to block access from inside
the trailer through at least one slot of the logistics strip in order to prevent debris from entering through the slot and
into a channel between the logistics strip and the splicing plate, wherein the insert is a deformable foam piece that is sized
such that, upon compression, the foam piece is removably insertable through the at least one slot and thereafter expands to
fill the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,199,676

SIDE SKIRT SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L. P., ...

1. A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer, comprising:
a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer at least
partially along a length of the trailer; and

a mounting bracket assembly coupled to the side skirt wall and configured to be coupled to a base rail of a floor assembly
of the trailer, wherein the mounting bracket assembly and the side skirt wall are configured to tilt laterally inwardly with
respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side skirt wall, and wherein the mounting bracket assembly includes a
vertically-extending leaf spring configured to be coupled directly to the base rail,

wherein an upper portion of the leaf spring is configured to be coupled directly to the base rail of the trailer, is positioned
above a top edge of the side skirt wall, and is configured to be positioned above a bottom flange of a cross-member of the
floor assembly of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 9,637,042

SIDE RAIL OF A FLATBED TRAILER FOR USE WITH CARGO RESTRAINT DEVICES

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A floor assembly of a vehicle comprising:
a plurality of transversely-extending cross-members;
a plurality of longitudinally-extending floor planks positioned above and coupled to a top surface of the plurality of cross-members;
a pair of spaced-apart support members extending along a length of the floor assembly and positioned laterally inward of outer
sides of the floor assembly; and

a cross-brace coupled to and extending between the pair of support members,
wherein each support member includes (i) a top wall positioned above and coupled to a top surface of the plurality of cross-members
and (ii) a vertical wall coupled to the top wall and extending downwardly therefrom such that a bottom end of the vertical
wall is positioned generally below the cross members,

wherein the top wall of each support member defines a channel which extends along a length of the support member and is configured
to receive a first cargo restraint device therein, and

wherein each channel is generally J-shaped in cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,919,750

SIDE SKIRT SYSTEM FOR REDUCING DRAG

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A trailer having a storage container, a landing gear assembly coupled to the storage container, and a rear wheel assembly
coupled to the storage container, the trailer comprising:
a side skirt system for reducing drag on the trailer including a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the
trailer to extend below one side wall of the trailer at least partially along a length of the trailer, wherein a length of
the side skirt wall along a top edge of the side skirt wall is approximately 48%-80% of a distance between the landing gear
and forward-most surface of a forward wheel of the rear wheel assembly when the rear wheel assembly is in a forward-most position
on the trailer, a front gap being formed between a leg of the landing gear and a top, front edge of the side skirt wall and
a rear gap being formed between a rear edge of the side skirt wall and the forward wheel of the rear wheel assembly when the
rear wheel assembly is in the forward-most position of the trailer, the rear gap being between approximately 54 and approximately
102 inches.

US Pat. No. 9,776,674

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a
rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising: a top
panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door of the trailer to extend generally horizontally at least partially along
a width of the trailer; and a hinge configured to couple the top panel to the rear swing door, the hinge configured to rotate
about a pivot axis to move the top panel between (i) a fully-deployed position where the top panel is configured to extend
generally rearwardly away from the rear frame assembly, and (ii) a fully-stowed position where a bottom surface of the top
panel is configured to lie generally adjacent the rear swing door, the pivot axis being substantially parallel to a top edge
of the rear frame of the trailer, when viewed from above, when the top panel is coupled to the rear swing door; wherein the
top panel includes an upper planar portion adjacent a forward edge and an outer edge of the top panel and defining a first
plane, and a lower planar portion adjacent a rearward edge and an inner edge of the top panel and defining a second plane
positioned below the first plane; wherein the hinge is coupled to the upper planar portion;

wherein the top panel is configured to be coupled to the rear swing door so that the lower planar portion is positioned below
identification lights positioned on the rear frame of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 10,053,037

REAR IMPACT GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, the rear impact guard comprising:first and second bumper support members, the first and second bumper support members being identical to one another, the first bumper support member configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle to a first side of a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, and the second bumper support member configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle to a second side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle;
third and fourth bumper support members configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle, the third and fourth bumper support members being identical and different from the first and second bumper support members, the third bumper support member being spaced outwardly from the first bumper support member, and the fourth bumper support member being spaced outwardly from the second bumper support member;
a horizontal bumper mounted at a lower end of each of the first, second, third, and fourth bumper support members;
wherein each of the third and fourth bumper support members includes a generally triangular prism member.

US Pat. No. 9,950,752

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and the rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:a top panel configured to be coupled to a top portion of a rear swing door of the trailer to extend generally horizontally along a top portion of a rear frame assembly of the trailer; and
a folding mechanism coupled to the top panel to move the top panel between (i) a fully-deployed position wherein the top panel is configured to extend generally rearwardly away from the rear end of the trailer and (ii) a fully-folded position wherein a bottom surface of at least a portion of the top panel is configured to lie generally adjacent the rear swing door of the trailer,
wherein the folding mechanism is configured to be coupled to a door locking mechanism of the trailer, and wherein the folding mechanism is automatically actuated as a result of movement of the door locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,855,982

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear
swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:
a main wall panel configured to be pivotably coupled to the rear frame assembly to extend at least partially along a height
of the trailer; and

a secondary wall panel configured to be pivotably coupled to the rear swing door of the trailer adjacent a top edge of the
rear swing door of the trailer to extend at least partially along a width of the trailer,

wherein the drag reduction system is pivotable relative to the rear frame assembly between a deployed position wherein the
main wall panel and the secondary wall panel each extend generally rearwardly of the trailer, and a stowed position wherein
an inner surface of the main wall panel is adjacent to and engaged with the outer surface of the rear swing door and a bottom
surface of the secondary wall panel is adjacent to and engaged with an outer surface of the main wall panel, and

wherein the secondary wall panel is configured to engage a top edge of the main wall panel when the drag reduction system
is in the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 9,616,944

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P.

1. A rear aerodynamic drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear
frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:
a main wall panel configured to be coupled to the rear frame assembly to extend generally rearwardly of the trailer at least
partially along a height of the trailer, wherein the main wall panel is movable relative to the rear frame assembly between
a deployed position and a stowed position;

a secondary wall panel configured to be movably coupled to the rear swing door of the trailer to extend generally rearwardly
of the trailer at least partially along a width of the trailer, wherein the secondary wall panel is movable relative to the
rear frame assembly between a deployed position and a stowed position; and

a locking mechanism configured to releasably couple the main wall panel and the secondary wall panel to each other to prevent
relative movement between the main wall panel and the secondary wall panel when the main and secondary wall panels are in
their deployed positions,

wherein the locking mechanism includes (i) a latch coupled to the one of the main wall panel and the secondary wall panel,
the latch defining a slot, and (ii) a pin coupled to the other of the main wall panel and the secondary wall panel,

wherein the pin is received within the slot when the main and secondary wall panels are in their deployed positions, and
wherein the latch extends downwardly below an inner surface of the secondary wall panel and the pin extends upwardly above
a top edge of the main wall panel when the main and secondary wall panels are in the deployed positions.

US Pat. No. 9,649,975

VISUAL INDICATOR ADAPTOR AND ASSEMBLY FOR A TRACTOR TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A trailer lamp assembly of a trailer, the trailer lamp assembly comprising:
a plurality of identification lamps located in a header of the trailer opposite a bumper of the trailer in which a right brake
lamp and a left brake lamp are located, the plurality of identification lamps including a plurality of identification lamp
bulbs, the right brake lamp including a right clearance lamp bulb, and the left brake lamp including a left brake lamp bulb;

a right clearance lamp and a left clearance lamp located in the header of the trailer, the plurality of identification lamps
positioned between the right and left clearance lamps; and

an adaptor comprising a housing, a plurality of input lines extending from the housing, a plurality of output lines extending
from the housing, and a control circuit positioned in the housing,

wherein the adaptor is positioned outside of the plurality of identification lamp bulbs, outside of the right clearance lamp
bulb, and outside of the left clearance lamp bulb;

wherein the plurality of input lines comprises (i) a power input line extending from the housing and electrically coupled
to the control circuit, wherein the power input line is configured to receive a power signal, (ii) a brake input line extending
from the housing and electrically coupled to the control circuit, wherein the brake input line is configured to receive a
brake signal, (iii) a right turn input line extending from the housing and electrically coupled to the control circuit, wherein
the right turn input line is configured to receive a right turn signal, (iv) a left turn input line extending from the housing
and electrically coupled to the control circuit, wherein the left turn input line is configured to receive a left turn signal,
and (v) a first end of a ground pass-through line;

wherein the plurality of output lines comprises (i) an identification lamps output line extending from the housing and electrically
coupled to the control circuit and to the plurality of identification lamps, (ii) a left clearance lamp output line extending
from the housing and electrically coupled to the control circuit and to the left clearance lamp, (iii) a right clearance lamp
output line extending from the housing and electrically coupled to the control circuit and to the right clearance lamp; and
(iv) a second end of the ground pass-through line, wherein the ground pass-through line extends through the housing with no
electrical connection to the signal control circuit; and

wherein the control circuit comprises:
a brake signal sub-circuit comprising a first current blocking device electrically coupled to the brake input line and the
identification lamps output line, a second current blocking device electrically coupled to the power input line and the identification
lamps output line, and a first voltage reduction device in series with the second current blocking device, wherein the brake
signal sub-circuit is configured to supply (i) a first voltage signal to the identification lamps output line based on the
power signal and (ii) a second voltage signal, greater than the first voltage signal, to the identification lamps output line
based on the brake signal;

a right turn signal sub-circuit comprising a third current blocking device electrically coupled to the right turn input line
and the right clearance lamp output line, a fourth current blocking device electrically coupled to the brake input line and
the right clearance lamp output line, a fifth current blocking device electrically coupled to the power input line and the
right clearance lamp output line, and a second voltage reduction device in series with the fifth current blocking device,
wherein the right turn signal sub-circuit is configured to supply (i) a third voltage signal to the right clearance lamp output
line based on the power signal, (ii) a fourth voltage signal to the right clearance lamp output line based on the brake signal,
and (iii) a fifth voltage signal to the right clearance lamp output line based on the right turn signal, wherein the third
voltage signal is less than each of the fourth voltage signal and the fifth voltage signal; and

a left turn signal sub-circuit comprising a sixth current blocking device electrically coupled to the left turn input line
and the left clearance lamp output line, a seventh current blocking device electrically coupled to the brake input line and
the left clearance lamp output line, an eighth current blocking device electrically coupled to the power input line and the
left clearance lamp output line, and a third voltage reduction device in series with the eighth current blocking device, wherein
the left turn signal sub-circuit is configured to supply (i) a sixth voltage signal to the left clearance lamp output line
based on the power signal, (ii) a seventh voltage signal to the left clearance lamp output line based on the brake signal,
and (iii) an eighth voltage signal to the left clearance lamp output line based on the left turn signal, wherein the sixth
voltage signal is less than each of the seventh voltage signal and the eighth voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,580,119

GALVANIZED UPPER COUPLER ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of making a vehicle coupler assembly comprising the steps of:
assembling together a coupler assembly, the coupler assembly comprising
a coupler grid plate, and
a kingpin coupled together with the coupler grid plate and extending below a surf ace of the coupler grid plate;
thereafter applying a coating to a selected area of the coupler assembly, the selected area having a surface area less than
a total surface area of the coupler assembly; and

finishing the coupler assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,744,753

COMPOSITE WOOD FLOORING AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of making a composite panel configured for use with a flooring assembly of a trailer comprising:
providing a wood substrate;
making an uncured fiber-reinforced coating;
applying the uncured fiber-reinforced coating onto a surface of the wood substrate; and
curing the uncured fiber-reinforced coating after applying the uncured fiber-reinforced coating onto the surface of the wood
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,409,610

SIDE SKIRT SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer or other ground vehicle, comprising:
a plurality of wall panels configured to be coupled to one side of a floor assembly of the trailer to extend generally below
a storage container of the trailer at least partially along a length of the trailer,

wherein the wall panels are horizontally spaced-apart from each other,
wherein at least one of the wall panels is configured to be tiltably coupled to the floor assembly of the trailer in order
to tilt laterally-inwardly and laterally-outwardly relative to the storage container,

wherein at least one of the wall panels is configured to be rigidly coupled to the floor assembly of the trailer,
wherein the plurality of wall panels includes (i) a forward-most wall panel configured to be coupled to the floor assembly
of the trailer at a location that is forward of a landing gear leg of the trailer, (ii) a plurality of middle wall panels
configured to be coupled to the floor assembly of the trailer at a location that is between the landing gear leg and a rear
wheel assembly of the trailer, and (iii) a rearward-most wall panel configured to be coupled to the floor assembly of the
trailer at a location that is rearward of the rear wheel assembly of the trailer, and

wherein a forward edge and a rearward edge of each of the forward-most wall panel and the plurality of middle wall panels
is generally V-shaped to define a generally V-shaped gap between each adjacent one of the forward-most and plurality of middle
wall panels.

US Pat. No. 9,802,662

BASE RAIL WITH BUMPER GUARD FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A base rail configured to be coupled to a sidewall and floor assembly of the trailer, comprising:
an upper portion configured to be coupled to the inner surface of a sidewall of a trailer, wherein the upper portion includes
a plurality of spaced-apart ridges configured to extend inwardly away from an inner surface of the upper portion and into
a storage area of the trailer;

a lower portion configured to be coupled to the floor assembly of the trailer;
a bumper guard coupled to the inner surface of the upper portion and positioned between spaced-apart ridges; and
a plurality of rivets coupling the bumper guard to the base rail, wherein a head of each rivet is configured to be positioned
adjacent an outside surface of the sidewall of the trailer and an end of each rivet is substantially flush with an inner surface
of the bumper guard,

wherein the bumper guard extends further inwardly into the storage area of the trailer than the spaced-apart ridges, and
wherein the bumper guard is made from a material that is harder than the upper portion of the base rail.

US Pat. No. 9,566,923

REAR IMPACT GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a trailer, comprising:
a bumper support member configured to be coupled to the rear end of the trailer; and
a horizontal bumper mounted at a lower end of the bumper support member,
wherein the bumper support member includes a hollow, generally triangular prism member,
wherein the triangular hollow prism member includes first and second generally triangle-shaped faces, a vertical member, a
horizontal member, and an angled member, and wherein the vertical, horizontal and angled members are each positioned between
and coupled to outer edges of the first and second triangular-shaped faces.

US Pat. No. 9,199,673

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear
swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:
a main wall panel configured to be coupled to a vertical member of the rear frame to extend generally rearwardly of the trailer
at least partially along a height of the trailer, wherein the main wall panel is pivotable relative to the rear frame assembly
between a deployed position wherein the inner surface of the wall panel is spaced-apart from the outer surface of the rear
swing door, and a stowed position wherein the inner surface of the wall panel is adjacent to and engaged with the outer surface
of the rear swing door,

further comprising a secondary wall panel configured to be pivotably coupled to the rear swing door of the trailer, wherein
the secondary wall panel is configured to be coupled to a top portion of the rear swing door,

wherein the secondary wall panel includes a first portion configured to be coupled to a top portion of the rear swing door
and a second portion pivotably coupled to the first portion for movement about an axis parallel to a top edge of the rear
swing door,

wherein the second portion of the secondary wall panel is configured to engage a top edge of the main wall panel when the
main wall panel is in the deployed position, and wherein an inner surface of the second portion of the secondary wall panel
is configured to engage and lie adjacent to an outer surface of the main wall panel when the main wall panel is in the stowed
position.

US Pat. No. 10,239,566

COMPOSITE FLOOR FOR A DRY TRUCK BODY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo body for a vehicle having a longitudinal axis, a right chassis rail, and a left chassis rail, the cargo body comprising:a floor;
a roof;
a right sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof;
a left sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof; and
a nose coupled to the floor, the roof, the right sidewall, and the left sidewall; and
wherein:
the floor is constructed of a first composite material including:
a plurality of transverse preform beams which extend perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
a right longitudinal preform beam positioned inward of the right sidewall and extending downward from the plurality of transverse preform beams in alignment with the right chassis rail such that the right longitudinal preform beam is supported atop the right chassis rail; and
a left longitudinal preform beam positioned inward of the left sidewall and extending downward from the plurality of transverse preform beams in alignment with the left chassis rail such that the left longitudinal preform beam is supported atop the left chassis rail; and
at least the right sidewall, the left sidewall, and the nose are constructed of a second composite material different from the first composite material.

US Pat. No. 9,284,756

DOOR LOCKING ASSEMBLY FOR A STORAGE CONTAINER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A locking assembly for a door of a storage container, the storage container defining a door frame, the door movably mounted
to the door frame, the locking assembly comprising:
a lockrod configured to be coupled to the door;
a locking cam coupled to an end of the lockrod and adapted to engage a lockrod keeper coupled to the door frame; and
a handle assembly coupled to the locking cam and configured for axial movement relative to the locking cam in a direction
generally perpendicular to the lockrod, wherein the handle assembly includes (i) an elongated lever having one end coupled
to the locking cam and (ii) a handle pivotably coupled to an opposite end thereof for pivoting movement of the handle relative
to the elongated lever about a pivot axis,

wherein the handle includes a lock member pivotably coupled to the elongated lever and configured to be received through an
aperture in the door frame in order to lock the door to the door frame such that when the lock member is in a first position
relative to the elongated lever the door is in an unlocked position, and when the lock member is in a second position relative
to the elongated lever the door is in the locked position, and wherein the lock member includes a tab configured to pivot
with the handle about the pivot axis to engage an inner surface of the door frame when the door is in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,919,749

SIDE SKIRT SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer or other ground vehicle, comprising:
a first portion including a forward-most wall panel configured to be coupled to one side of a floor assembly of the trailer
to extend generally below a storage container of the trailer and at least partially along a length of the trailer, the entire
length of the forward-most wall panel configured to be positioned forward of a landing gear leg of the trailer;

a second portion including a plurality of wall panels configured to be coupled to the one side of the floor assembly of the
trailer to extend generally below the storage container of the trailer at least partially along the length of the trailer,
the entirety of each of the plurality of wall panels of the second portion configured to be positioned between the landing
gear leg of the trailer and a rear wheel assembly of the trailer; and

a third portion including a rearward-most wall panel configured to be coupled to the one side of the floor assembly of the
trailer to extend generally below the storage container of the trailer and at least partially along the length of the trailer,
the entire length of the rearward-most wall panel configured to be positioned rearward of the rear wheel assembly of the trailer,

wherein the first, second, and third portions of the skirt system are horizontally-spaced-apart from each other, and
wherein the entire length of each of the wall panels of the first and second portions are angled outwardly away from a longitudinal
centerline of the trailer from a front edge to a rear edge thereof with respect to a sidewall of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 9,394,010

LOGISTICS POST

Wabash National, L.P., L...

16. A logistics post for use in a vehicle, the logistics post comprising:
an inner wall that includes a first inner-wall end, a second inner-wall end, and a plurality of logistics slots that extend
through the inner wall,

an outer wall that includes a first outer-wall end and a second outer-wall end, wherein the inner wall and the outer wall
cooperate to form a mount passage therebetween, the logistics slots open into the mount passage, and the outer wall overlaps
with the inner wall to close the mount passage, and

a joining member that includes a first joint end that extends from the second inner-wall end of the inner wall and a second
joint end that extends from the first outer-wall end of the outer wall to join together the inner wall, the outer wall, and
the joining member to form a single monolithic component.

US Pat. No. 10,099,729

NOSE GAP REDUCERS FOR TRAILERS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic nose gap reducer for reducing drag on a trailer, the nose gap reducer comprising:a rigid support backer that extends along a width of the nose gap reducer,
a compressible fin insert that extends outwardly away from the rigid support backer, the compressible fin insert being configured to compress to reduce a length of the nose gap reducer in response to a compression force being applied to the compressible fin insert and to return to a pre-compressed shape in response to the compression force being removed from the compressible fin insert, and
a deformable housing arranged around the compressible fin insert and the rigid support backer, the deformable housing being configured to change shape with the compressible fin insert;
wherein the deformable housing and the rigid support backer encase the compressible fin.

US Pat. No. 9,550,533

MUD FLAP ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A mud flap assembly comprising:
a bracket including a first attachment end and a second attachment end spaced art from the first attachment end along a longitudinal
axis,

a first support arm coupled together with the bracket in a cantilevered relationship, the first support arm includes an outer
end and an inner end spaced apart from the outer end, the inner end of the first support arm coupled together with the first
attachment end of the bracket,

a second support arm coupled together with the bracket in a cantilevered relationship, the second support arm includes an
outer end and an inner end spaced apart from the outer end, the inner end of the second support arm coupled together with
the second end of the bracket,

a first mud flap coupled with the first support arm, and
a second mud flap coupled with the second support arm,
wherein the first support arm and the first mud flap are integrally formed together and the second support arm and the second
mud flap are integrally formed together;

wherein the first support arm, the second support arm, and the bracket include an inner band and an outer band and the inner
and outer bands extend from the outer end of the first support arm to the outer end of the second support arm.

US Pat. No. 10,035,483

REAR IMPACT GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, comprising:first and second bumper support members configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle and spaced outwardly from a longitudinal axis of the vehicle;
third and fourth bumper support members configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle, the third bumper support member being spaced outwardly of the first bumper support member and the fourth bumper support member being spaced outwardly of the second bumper support member; and
a horizontal bumper mounted to lower ends of the first, second, third, and fourth bumper support members;
wherein the first and second bumper support members have a first configuration, the third and fourth bumper support members have a second configuration, and the first configuration is different than the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,688,320

SIDE SKIRT SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

14. An aerodynamic skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer, comprising:
a first side skirt wall configured to be coupled to the trailer on one side of the trailer to extend generally below a storage
container of the trailer at least partially along a length of the trailer, the first side skirt wall defines a first length;
and

a second side skirt wall spaced-apart from the first side skirt wall and configured to be directly coupled to a floor assembly
of the trailer on the one side of the trailer to extend generally below the storage container of the trailer at least partially
along the length of the trailer at a fixed location thereon, wherein the second side skirt wall defines a second length smaller
than the first length, wherein the second side skirt wall is positioned generally rearward of the first side skirt wall, and
wherein the second side skirt wall is angled relative to the side wall of the trailer, and

wherein a rearward edge of the second side skirt wall is inward of a rearward edge of the first side skirt wall.

US Pat. No. 9,908,315

COMPOSITE PANEL HAVING PERFORATED FOAM CORE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of continuously forming a composite panel along a single production line, the composite panel being configured
for use in a sidewall of a trailer, the method comprising:
forming a hot thermal plastic sheet of material having a temperature of between approximately 250° F. and 350° F.;
providing a cooled transversing punch having an upper platform with vertical punches extending downwardly therefrom, and a
lower platform coupled to the upper platform;

advancing the hot thermal plastic sheet of material through the cooled transversing punch in order to form apertures through
the hot thermal plastic sheet of material such that each aperture extends from an outer surface of the thermal plastic sheet
of material to an inner surface of the thermal plastic sheet of material; and

coupling an outer metal sheet and an inner metal sheet, respectively, to the outer surface and the inner surface of the hot
thermal plastic sheet of material.

US Pat. No. 9,896,223

PUMP SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING PRESSURE LOADS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A fuel cart for fueling and defueling an aircraft, the fuel cart comprising:
a mobile fuel reservoir configured to store and transport fuel,
a single pump configured to move between a fueling mode in which the pump is configured to move fuel from the fuel reservoir
to an aircraft and a defueling mode in which the pump is configured to move fuel from the aircraft to the fuel reservoir,

a pump circuit including (i) a first three-way valve coupled to a first port of the pump and coupled to the fuel reservoir
by a fuel withdraw conduit, (ii) a second three-way valve coupled to the first three-way valve by an intermediate conduit,
coupled to a second port of the pump, and coupled to the fuel reservoir by a fuel return conduit, and (iii) an aircraft interface
fluidly coupled to the intermediate conduit between the first three-way valve and the second three-way valve to conduct fuel
from the fuel reservoir into the aircraft when the pump is in the fueling mode and to conduct fuel from the aircraft toward
the fuel reservoir when the pump is in the defueling mode, and

a valve system fluidly coupled to the intermediate conduit by a bypass conduit and fluidly coupled to the fuel withdraw conduit
by a relief conduit and the valve system configured to allow fluid communication between the intermediate conduit and the
fuel withdraw conduit in response to one of (i) a pressure load of fuel in the bypass conduit that exceeds a high-pressure
threshold to block a pressure load of fuel in the aircraft interface from exceeding the high-pressure threshold when the pump
is in the fueling mode and (ii) a difference between atmospheric pressure and a pressure load of fuel in the bypass conduit
that exceeds a delta-pressure threshold to block the pressure load of fuel in the aircraft interface from exceeding the delta-pressure
threshold when the pump is in the defueling mode.

US Pat. No. 9,434,293

SIDE RAIL OF A FLATBED TRAILER FOR USE WITH CARGO RESTRAINT DEVICES

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A floor assembly of a vehicle, for example, comprising:
a plurality of transversely-extending cross members;
a plurality of longitudinally-extending floor planks positioned above and coupled to a top surface of the plurality of cross
members; and

a support member configured to extend generally along a length of the floor assembly, the support member including a top wall
generally flush with the plurality of longitudinally-extending floor planks, and a vertical wall coupled to the top wall and
extending downwardly therefrom such that a bottom end of the vertical wall is positioned generally below the cross members,

wherein the support member is positioned between two of the longitudinally-extending floor planks, and
wherein the top wall of the support member includes a channel formed therein which extends along a length of the support member,
the channel being configured to receive a cargo restraint device therein.

US Pat. No. 9,914,389

THEFT DETERRENT VEHICLE LAMP MOUNT SYSTEM

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A vehicle assembly for deterring theft of a vehicle lamp, the vehicle assembly comprising:
a sill having an upper support wall extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of a vehicle in which the vehicle assembly is
installed, a generally vertically extending fantail having an upper end coupled to the upper support wall and a lower end
spaced apart from the upper end, and a base plate coupled to the lower end of the fantail and extending parallel to the upper
support wall, the upper support wall, the fantail, and the base plate cooperate to define a forwardly opening lamp cavity,
and the fantail formed to include a grommet-receiving aperture that extends through the fantail,

a lamp-mount grommet having a body that extends through the grommet-receiving aperture formed in the fantail to couple the
lamp-mount grommet with the sill and a lamp holder that extends away from the body into the lamp cavity, the lamp holder arranged
to support a lamp in the forwardly opening lamp cavity, and the lamp-mount grommet sized to prevent removal of a lamp through
the grommet-receiving aperture, and

a theft-deterrent cover coupled to the sill to close the forwardly opening lamp cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,834,262

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear
frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising: a side panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing
door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of the trailer; and a folding mechanism coupled to the
side panel to move the side panel between (i) a fully-deployed position wherein the side panel is configured to extend generally
rearwardly away from the rear end of the trailer and (ii) a fully-stowed position wherein an inner surface of at least a portion
of the side panel is configured to lie generally adjacent the rear swing door, wherein the folding mechanism is configured
to be coupled to a door locking mechanism of the trailer for movement therefrom; wherein the folding mechanism is automatically
actuated as a result of movement of the door locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,834,264

UPPER COUPLER ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An upper coupler assembly for use with a trailer, the upper coupler assembly comprising:
an apron assembly including a substantially horizontal bottom plate configured to engage a coupling of a vehicle, a floor
plate spaced apart from the bottom plate, and a plurality of dividers coupled with the bottom plate and coupled with the floor
plate to support the floor plate above the bottom plate, and

wherein each of the plurality of dividers includes an upright sidewall extending away from the bottom plate toward the floor
plate, each upright sidewall includes a web section, a scalloped section, and a support section extending between the web
section and the scalloped section, the dividers being positioned to cause the web sections to be aligned with one another
along a straight path, and the support sections of the plurality of dividers have varying lengths to cause the scalloped sections
of the dividers to be arranged along a curved path.

US Pat. No. 10,710,535

REAR IMPACT GUARD FOR A TANK TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, comprising:first and second bumper support members configured to be coupled to first and second base rails of the vehicle, wherein the first and second bumper support members are spaced from one another along a width of the vehicle;
a horizontal bumper mounted to lower ends of the first and second bumper support members;
first and second angled support members coupled at first ends to the first and second bumper support members and coupled at second ends to the first and second base rails forwardly of the first and second bumper support members and forming a substantially hollow triangular member; and
first and second braces positioned within the first and second base rails and coupled thereto, wherein at least a portion of each of the first and second braces is located above the second ends of the first and second angled supports.

US Pat. No. 10,549,789

JOINING A RAIL MEMBER TO A COMPOSITE TRAILER STRUCTURE

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of joining a frame assembly of a cargo vehicle to a composite member of the cargo vehicle, the method comprising:providing at least one rail member of the frame assembly, the at least one rail member defining a portion of an outer perimeter of the cargo vehicle;
positioning the composite member along a portion of the at least one rail member;
removably coupling a mounting member to the at least one rail member;
positioning the composite member adjacent a second composite member in a longitudinally spaced apart relationship;
positioning the mounting member intermediate the composite members, an uppermost surface of the mounting member extending parallel to the composite members; and
permanently coupling the mounting member to the composite member.

US Pat. No. 10,596,950

COMPOSITE REFRIGERATED TRUCK BODY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo body for a vehicle, the vehicle including a chassis having a right chassis rail and a left chassis rail, the cargo body comprising:a composite floor having:
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a right longitudinal support beam that extends from the lower surface in vertical alignment with the right chassis rail for placement onto the right chassis rail, wherein the right longitudinal support beam is made from a composite material; and
a left longitudinal support beam that extends from the lower surface in vertical alignment with the left chassis rail for placement onto the left chassis rail, wherein the left longitudinal support beam is made from a composite material; and
a composite roof;
a composite right sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof;
a composite left sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof; and
a composite nose coupled to the floor, the roof, the right sidewall, and the left sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,343,731

SKIRT SYSTEM MOUNT BRACKET ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A mount bracket assembly for a skirt system of a trailer, the mount bracket assembly comprising:a channel mount configured to be coupled to a portion of the skirt system; and
an attachment assembly configured to be coupled to a flange of a cross-member of the trailer, the attachment assembly including:
a top wall coupled to the channel mount, and
a mounting bracket fixed to the top wall, the mounting bracket including two hook-shaped portions separated by a planar portion, wherein the two hook-shaped portions are each sized and configured to fit over the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,710,423

JOINING A SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY TO A COMPOSITE TRAILER STRUCTURE

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo vehicle comprising:a composite floor assembly configured to support cargo;
at least one wheel assembly configured to transport the cargo on the composite floor assembly;
a suspension assembly associated with the at least one wheel assembly, wherein the suspension assembly comprises a left air bag and a right air bag; and
an intermediate adapter assembly permanently coupled to the composite floor assembly and removably coupled to the suspension assembly, wherein the adapter assembly comprises a left front frame member that rests upon the left air bag of the suspension assembly and a right front frame member that rests upon the right air bag of the suspension assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,434,923

TRAILER CONVEYER SYSTEM

Wabash National, L.P., L...

12. A conveyor system for loading a trailer comprising:a support frame adapted to couple to a floor of a trailer;
a conveyance mechanism coupled to the support frame and configured to extend from a rear of the trailer toward a front of the trailer; and
a conveyor rail arranged to extend between and interconnect the support frame and the conveyance mechanism, wherein the support frame includes a rear leg positioned at a first end of the conveyance mechanism including first and second leg towers spaced from one another and a support member connecting the first and second leg towers, wherein the first and second leg towers are configured to be attached to the floor of the trailer and the support member is coupled to the conveyor rail;
wherein the support frame further includes at least one belly leg including a single belly leg tower having a first end configured to be attached to the floor of the trailer and a gusset bracket having a channel support connected to a second end of the belly leg tower, wherein the channel support is U-shaped and includes a first overhang and a second overhang, and wherein the gusset bracket and channel support are coupled to the conveyor rail.

US Pat. No. 10,479,405

MOUNTING BRACKET FOR A COMPOSITE TRUCK BODY FLOOR

WABASH NATIONAL, L.P., L...

1. A cargo vehicle comprising:a chassis having at least one longitudinal rail coupled to a motorized truck;
a cargo body coupled to the chassis and including a floor for supporting cargo, the floor of the cargo body having at least one longitudinal composite support beam that extends from a lower surface of the floor; and
at least one mounting apparatus coupling the longitudinal rail of the chassis to the longitudinal composite support beam of the floor of the cargo body, the mounting apparatus comprising:
a support beam coupler adhesively bonded to the longitudinal composite support beam;
at least one connector comprising a plurality of legs and coupled to the support beam coupler, at least a portion of the connector being positioned between a bottom surface of the longitudinal composite support beam and an inner surface of the support beam coupler; and
a chassis rail bracket coupled to the at least one connector beneath the longitudinal rail of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,414,320

TRAILER CONVEYOR SYSTEM AND SPRING HINGE FOR A LOAD DECK PANEL

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A conveyor system for loading a trailer comprising a spring hinge for a load deck panel, the spring hinge comprising:a hinge butt portion configured to be coupled to a surface of a trailer;
a hinge strap portion configured to be coupled to a bottom surface of the load deck panel; and
a hinge pin coupling the hinge butt portion and the hinge strap portion, the hinge pin forming a pivot axis; and
a position-assist element positioned below a bottom surface of the load deck panel,
wherein the position-assist element is a torsion spring that is wound around a secondary hinge pin within the hinge butt portion, the torsion spring including an elongate arm extending toward the hinge strap portion, the hinge strap portion having a thickened end adjacent a curved ledge, the elongate arm of the torsion spring engaging the curved ledge and the thickened end, and
wherein the position-assist element is configured to assist in hinged movement of the load deck panel about the pivot axis between a closed position in which the load deck panel is substantially vertical and an open position in which the load deck panel is substantially horizontal, and wherein the bottom surface of the load deck panel is disposed in a substantially horizontal orientation when in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,329,763

COMPOSITE FLOOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A composite floor structure comprising:a platform having an upper floor surface;
a plurality of transverse beams integrally molded to the platform, wherein each transverse beam has a tapered side wall to facilitate mold extraction;
at least one longitudinal beam extending perpendicular to the plurality of transverse beams; and
an underlayment sandwiched between the plurality of transverse beams and the at least one longitudinal beam.

US Pat. No. 10,549,795

FLOOR ASSEMBLY AND FLOOR SECURING APPARATUS

Wabash National L.P., La...

1. A floor assembly, comprising:a floor sheet including a first end and a second end, the first end including a protrusion extending from a bottom surface thereof, the protrusion forming a notch, and the first end of the floor sheet being connected to a second end of a second floor sheet by a weld;
a floor riser configured to support the floor sheet, the floor riser including at least one riser slot, wherein at least a portion of the protrusion of the floor sheet is positioned within at least a portion of the riser slot; and
a key including a locking head and at least one anchor tab, wherein the key is positioned within the riser slot with a portion of the locking head positioned within the notch of the protrusion to secure the floor sheet to the floor riser to prevent vertical movement of the floor sheet relative to the riser.

US Pat. No. 10,549,797

SIDE UNDERRIDE GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side underride system configured to be coupled to a trailer, comprising:a first skirt wall coupled to the trailer, positioned below a first side wall of the trailer, and extending along a first length of the trailer between a skirt wall front end and a skirt wall rear end; and
a cable system including a first cable coupled to the trailer, positioned below the first side wall, and extending along a second length of the trailer between a cable system front end and a cable system rear end, the skirt wall rear end being positioned forward of the cable system rear end.

US Pat. No. 10,550,569

COMPOSITE FLOOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A composite floor structure, comprising:a platform having an upper floor surface; and
a plurality of transverse beams integrally molded beneath the platform;
an underlayment integrally molded beneath the plurality of transverse beams; and
a plurality of longitudinal beams integrally molded beneath the underlayment, each longitudinal beam extending perpendicular to the plurality of transverse beams, and each longitudinal beam having at least one tapered side wall to facilitate mold extraction.

US Pat. No. 10,427,580

CARGO TANK ASSEMBLIES WITH GROUND LEVEL ACCESS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo tank assembly comprising:a cargo tank configured for transport of pressurized materials;
a plurality of access ports for the cargo tank, including a manway and one or more of an inlet port to fill the cargo tank, an outlet port to empty the cargo tank, a cleaning port, and an inspection port;
a vapor recovery system, including a vapor-recovery fitting configured to attach to an external conduit to discharge vapor from the cargo tank;
a cabinet arranged to enclose the plurality of access ports and the vapor-recovery fitting, the cabinet thereby providing ground-level access to the plurality of access ports and the vapor-recovery fitting; and
a housing with an outer jacket that is spaced apart from the cargo tank;
wherein the cabinet is arranged to provide ground-level access to within the outer jacket;
wherein the vapor recovery system includes a vapor-recovery port at a top end of the cargo tank and vapor-recovery piping that extends outside of the cabinet between the vapor-recovery fitting and vapor-recovery port; and
wherein the outer jacket encloses the vapor-recovery piping and the vapor-recovery port.

US Pat. No. 10,767,409

OVERHEAD DOOR ROTATING SEAL

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A door sealing system for an overhead door assembly of a vehicle having a brake pressure system, the overhead door assembly including a door frame having a sill and a door panel moveable between an open position and a closed position, the door sealing system comprising:a rotating seal apparatus comprising:
a rod arranged proximate an edge of the door frame;
a first seal extending radially from the rod; and
a second seal extending radially from the rod;
when the door panel is in the closed position, the rod is moveable between a first position, where the first seal is spaced-apart from the door panel and the second seal is spaced-apart from the door frame, and a second position, where the first seal is engaged with the door panel and the second seal is engaged with the door frame.

US Pat. No. 10,676,011

LOGISTIC RAIL ASSEMBLY FOR A COMPOSITE PANEL

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A logistic rail assembly configured to be installed within a composite panel of a vehicle, the composite panel being comprised of an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and a core member positioned between the inner and outer sheets, the logistic rail comprising:a rail configured to be positioned within a portion of a composite panel, the rail including a base wall, first and second side walls coupled to and extending away from ends of the base wall, and first and second flanges extending inwardly from the first and second side walls, respectively, outer surfaces of the first and second flanges being positioned adjacent an inner surface of the outer sheet; and
a bonding plate coupled to an outer surface of the base wall and having a width that is greater than a width of the base wall such that third and fourth flanges are formed at ends of the bonding plate and the third and fourth flanges are bonded to an outer surface of the inner sheet;
wherein the rail and bonding plate have a combined first thickness at a point where the bonding plate is coupled to the rail and the third and fourth flanges have a second thickness that is less than the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,577,174

BASE FOR A MODULAR SHIPPING CONTAINER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A base for a modular shipping container, the base comprising:a base frame including a first end rail, a second end rail, a first side rail, and a second side rail, wherein the first end rail is attached to first ends of the first side rail and the second side rail, and the second end rail is attached to second ends of the first side rail and the second side rail to form a periphery of the base; and
a pair of fork tunnel assemblies removably coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail and extending therebetween, wherein the pair of fork tunnel assemblies are spaced along the base frame to define a fork pocket distance therebetween, and
wherein the fork pocket distance defined between the pair of fork tunnel assemblies is configurable between:
a first fork pocket distance defined by the pair of fork tunnel assemblies being coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail in a first configuration, and
a second fork pocket distance defined by the pair of fork tunnel assemblies being coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail in a second configuration, wherein the first fork pocket distance is greater than the second fork pocket distance.

US Pat. No. 10,538,051

EXTRUDED MOLDS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE TRUCK PANELS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite structure comprising:providing a mold body having a mold surface with:
a first portion that is flat;
a second portion that is flat; and
a third portion that deviates from being flat;
forming a fiber-reinforced plastic composite structure upon the mold surface, a molded surface of the composite structure having:
a first portion corresponding to the first portion of the mold surface;
a second portion corresponding to the second portion of the mold surface; and
a third portion corresponding to the third portion of the mold surface, wherein the third portion extends across an entire length of the composite structure; and
directing a heat exchange fluid through a substantially hollow interior of the mold body,
wherein the mold body includes a plurality of individually extruded segments that are coupled together and cooperate to define the mold surface.

US Pat. No. 10,479,419

COMPOSITE REFRIGERATED SEMI-TRAILER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

WABASH NATIONAL, L.P., L...

1. A semi-trailer for use with a tractor, the semi-trailer comprising:a composite floor having:
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a right longitudinal support beam that extends downward from the lower surface, wherein the right longitudinal support beam is made from a composite material; and
a left longitudinal support beam that extends downward from the lower surface, wherein the left longitudinal support beam is made from a composite material; and
a roof;
a right sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof;
a left sidewall coupled to the floor and the roof;
a nose coupled to the floor, the roof, the right sidewall, and the left sidewall; and
a slide rail assembly defining a plurality of holes configured to couple the semi-trailer to a wheel assembly, the slide rail assembly comprising:
a right rail coupled to and vertically aligned with the right longitudinal support beam of the composite floor; and
a left rail coupled to and vertically aligned with the left longitudinal support beam of the composite floor.

US Pat. No. 10,501,261

SIDE WALL ASSEMBLY FOR A MODULAR SHIPPING CONTAINER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side wall assembly for a modular shipping container, the modular shipping container including a base, the side wall assembly comprising:a tube hinge;
a first hinge pin assembly including a first hinge pin extending therefrom, the first hinge pin configured to be received within a first end of the tube hinge; and
a second hinge pin assembly including a second hinge pin extending therefrom, the second hinge pin configured to be received within a second end of the tube hinge opposite the first end;
wherein the tube hinge, the first hinge pin, and the second hinge pin are disposed above the base,
wherein the tube hinge, the first hinge pin assembly, and the second hinge pin assembly are configured to enable the side wall to pivotally rotate with respect to the base; and
wherein each of the first hinge pin assembly and the second hinge pin assembly defines an attachment portion configured to engage the base and a flange portion extending substantially perpendicularly from the attachment portion in a direction away from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,766,396

INSULATED TRANSPORTATION TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A transportation trailer comprising:a cargo tank having a substantially cylindrical shell;
the substantially cylindrical shell including:
a rigid outer wall;
an inner wall formed from metal; and
an insulating core disposed between the rigid outer wall and the inner wall, the insulating core providing structural support to the substantially cylindrical shell,
wherein the cargo tank does not include structural rings connected to the inner wall;
wherein the cargo tank does not include a frame extending from a front end of the substantially cylindrical shell to a rear end of the substantially cylindrical shell.

US Pat. No. 10,465,810

INTEGRATED TIRE INFLATION VALVE

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An integrated tire inflation valve comprising:an inlet configured to receive air from an air reservoir;
a pressure protection assembly configured to control air flow into the integrated tire inflation valve when an air pressure reaches a pre-set pressure level;
a valve assembly in fluid communication with the pressure protection assembly, the valve assembly having open and closed positions;
a pressure regulator configured to be adjusted to a desired pressure to thereby allow air through the pressure regulator at a desired level;
a flow switch configured to selectively allow air therethrough; and
an outlet configured to provide air from the flow switch to one or more tires of a vehicle;
wherein the inlet, pressure protection assembly, valve assembly, pressure regulator, flow switch, and outlet are all positioned within a single housing.

US Pat. No. 10,376,949

HOLLOW SHANK RIVET AND RIVET COUPLING METHOD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method for coupling a first structure to a second structure, the method comprising the steps of:providing a plurality of rivets, each rivet including:
a shaft with a first end and a second end, a head positioned at the first end, and a cavity formed in the second end and extending along an axis of the shaft, the cavity having a diameter of between about one-fourth and about one-half of a diameter of the shaft;
positioning the first structure and the second structure against each other;
inserting the second end of the shaft of each rivet through the first structure and the second structure until the head contacts the first structure and the second end extends past the second structure;
positioning a first flat tool against the head of each rivet;
positioning a second flat tool against the second end of each rivet; and
moving the first flat tool and the second flat tool toward each other until the second ends of the plurality of rivets simultaneously expand radially against the second structure.

US Pat. No. 10,967,920

COMPOSITE FLOOR FOR A DRY TRUCK BODY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo body for a vehicle, comprising:a composite floor including a plurality of transverse beams and a transverse edge positioned at a first end of the floor, the transverse edge extending vertically downward from an upper surface of the floor and spaced apart from the transverse beams to define a recess near the first end of the floor;
a first bracket having a hollow interior coupled to the transverse edge of the floor at the first end of the floor;
a second bracket positioned within the recess of the composite floor;
at least one fastener coupling the first bracket to the second bracket with the transverse edge of the composite floor sandwiched therebetween, the at least one fastener extending through the first bracket, through the transverse edge of the composite floor, through the second bracket, and into the recess of the composite floor; and
an outer wall coupled to the first bracket and extending upwardly from the floor.

US Pat. No. 10,940,817

SIDE UNDERRIDE GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side underride system configured to be coupled to a trailer, comprising:a support system configured to be positioned below the trailer to provide side underride protection, the support system including:
a cable system configured to couple to the trailer; and
a brace system including a plurality of cross-braces that each extend at least partially across a width of the trailer, are spaced apart at intervals along a length of the trailer, and are configured to capture the cable system,
wherein the cable system is configured to couple to the trailer at a first anchor point forward of a forward-most cross-brace of the plurality of cross-braces and couple to the trailer at a second anchor point rearward of a rearward-most cross-brace of the plurality of cross-braces.

US Pat. No. 10,794,100

HINGED BOTTOM ROLLER ASSEMBLY AND COUNTERBALANCE MECHANISM FOR OVERHEAD DOOR

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A counterbalance assembly for use with an overhead door assembly positioned at a rear end of a trailer, the trailer including a rear opening and an overhead door defining a generally vertical plane when in a closed position, comprising:a support shaft;
a first counterbalance mechanism including a first cable drum rotatably supported on the support shaft, a first winding cone coupled to the first cable drum, a first stationary cone, and a first tension spring secured to the first winding cone and the first stationary cone, and a first cable coupled to the first cable drum at one end and coupled to a rear surface of the overhead door at the other end;
a second counterbalance mechanism including a second cable drum rotatably supported on the support shaft, a second winding cone coupled to the second cable drum, a second stationary cone, and a second tension spring secured to the second winding cone and the second stationary cone, and a second cable coupled to the second cable drum at one end and coupled to a rear surface of the overhead door at the other end;
an adjustment mechanism coupled to and positioned between the first and second counterbalance mechanisms for adjusting a tension force in each of the first and second counterbalance mechanisms; and
a housing positioned rearward of the vertical plane, wherein the support shaft, the first counterbalance mechanism, the second counterbalance mechanism, and the adjustment mechanism are positioned within the housing and entirely rearward of the vertical plane, the housing being coupled to a roof of the trailer and having an interior that is accessible from an exterior of the trailer, and
wherein the first and second cables each extend forwardly on the trailer from the top of the first and second cable drums to the overhead door.

US Pat. No. 10,781,037

ROOF FOR A MODULAR SHIPPING CONTAINER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A roof for a modular shipping container, the modular shipping container including a first end wall, a second end wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall, the roof comprising:a roof sheet including a top surface and defining a first end, a second end, a first side, and a second side, wherein a wall extension extends longitudinally along and is coupled to an upper end of each of the first end, the second end, the first side, and the second side;
an outer angle support that extends around an inner periphery of the roof sheet and an inner angle support assembly that extends around the inner periphery within the outer angle support, wherein the inner angle support assembly includes an inner end angle support arranged under the roof sheet and extending along each of the first end and the second end and an inner side angle support arranged under the roof sheet and extending along each of the first side and the second side;
a plurality of brackets coupled to each of the inner end angle support and the inner side angle support, wherein each of the plurality of brackets is coupled to the inner end angle support and the inner side angle support by a fastening element;
a gasket extending longitudinally along and sealed between the wall extension and each of the inner end angle support and the inner side angle support; and
a pair of skid plate assemblies, each of the pair of skid plate assemblies including a first skid end cap, a second skid end cap, and a skid plate and wherein one of the pair of skid plate assembles is arranged along the first side of the roof sheet, and the other of the pair of skid plate assemblies is arranged along the second side of the roof sheet, and wherein the first skid end caps, the second skid end caps, and the skid plates partially extend over the top surface of the roof sheet, and
wherein the roof sheet is formed of a unitary piece of material, and wherein the roof sheet extends over and along at least a portion of the first end wall, a portion of the second end wall, a portion of the first side wall, and a portion of the second side wall, and wherein the roof sheet, the skid plates, and the outer angle support extend below a seal formed between the gasket and the wall extension.

US Pat. No. 10,737,542

LOAD REGULATED TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A tire inflation system comprising:an airflow regulator configured to adjust a tire pressure of an inflatable tire coupled to an axle included in a wheel-axle system of a vehicle, and
a controller including a processor and a memory, the memory having stored therein a plurality of instructions that when executed by the processor cause the controller to:
receive data indicative of a force load acting on the axle, and
adjust the airflow regulator to cause the airflow regulator to control the tire pressure of the inflatable tire based on the data indicative of the force load acting on the axle,
wherein the airflow regulator is selectively adjusted between a plurality of finite pressure settings including an unloaded setting corresponding to a first pressure, a light-load setting corresponding to a second pressure, and a heavy-load setting corresponding to a third pressure, the third pressure is greater than the first and second pressures, and the second pressure is greater than the first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,737,646

REAR IMPACT GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, the rear impact guard comprising:first and second bumper support members, the first and second bumper support members being identical to one another, the first bumper support member configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle along a first side of a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, and the second bumper support member configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle along a second side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle;
third and fourth bumper support members configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle and coupled to a floor assembly of the vehicle, the third and fourth bumper support members being identical and different from the first and second bumper support members, the third bumper support member being spaced outwardly from the first bumper support member, and the fourth bumper support member being spaced outwardly from the second bumper support member; and
a horizontal bumper mounted at a lower end of each of the first, second, third, and fourth bumper support members.

US Pat. No. 10,730,568

SINGLE SHEAR FASTENER STABILIZER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A single shear fastening assembly for a tractor trailer, comprising:a rail configured to support at least a portion of the tractor trailer;
a composite panel having at least a partially hollow core;
a stabilizer positioned adjacent the composite panel; and
a plurality of fasteners extending through the rail, the composite panel, and the stabilizer to secure the composite panel to the rail in a single shear configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,407,103

MOUNTING BRACKET FOR A TRUCK BODY AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A COMPOSITE TRUCK BODY TO A CHASSIS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A connector assembly configured to couple a beam of a composite floor to a rail of a chassis, the connector assembly comprising:a first side plate having a first hole, the first side plate configured to couple to a first side of the beam;
a second side plate having a second hole, the second side plate configured to couple to a second side of the beam;
a bar configured to extend horizontally through the first hole in the first side plate, through a beam hole in the beam, and through the second hole in the second side plate;
a mounting plate configured to couple to the rail; and
at least one rod configured to couple the bar to the mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,946,908

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:a side panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of the trailer;
a top panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally horizontally at least partially along a width of the trailer;
a first hinge coupled at a first end to the rear swing door and at a second end to the top panel, the first hinge pivoting about a pivot axis; and
a second hinge coupled at a first end to the rear swing door and at a second end to the top panel, the second hinge pivoting about the pivot axis, the second hinge being spaced inwardly of the first hinge and the pivot axis angling downwardly from the first hinge to the second hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,946,824

SIDE UNDERRIDE GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A side underride system configured to be coupled to a trailer, comprising:a support system configured to be positioned below the trailer to provide side underride protection, the support system comprising:
a brace system including a plurality of cross-braces that each extend across a width of the trailer and are spaced apart at intervals along a length of the trailer; and
a cable configured to extend across the intervals between the cross-braces, the cable further configured to be coupled to the trailer at a first anchor point forward of a forward-most cross-brace of the plurality of cross-braces and coupled to the trailer at a second anchor point rearward of a rearward-most cross-brace of the plurality of cross-braces.

US Pat. No. 10,919,579

COMPOSITE FLOOR STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED HARDPOINT CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cargo body comprising:a composite floor assembly having an upper surface configured to support cargo and a lower surface opposite the upper surface;
a plurality of connectors embedded in the lower surface of the composite floor assembly such that the plurality of connectors face downward; and
a coupler assembly coupled to the plurality of connectors using a plurality of mechanical fasteners, the coupler assembly including a king pin that extends downward from the composite floor assembly to couple the cargo body to a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,857,845

GALVANIZED UPPER COUPLER ASSEMBLY

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A method of making a vehicle coupler assembly comprising the steps of:assembling together a grid assembly, the grid assembly comprising a coupler grid plate, a kingpin, a support bracket, and a set of cross-members, the kingpin extending below a bottom surface of the coupler grid plate and the cross-members defining a kingpin channel in which the kingpin and the support bracket are positioned, no part of the grid assembly having been galvanized prior to assembling together the grid assembly;
after assembling together the grid assembly, applying a galvanizing coating to at least a portion of the grid assembly including a portion of the kingpin; and
after applying the galvanizing coating, applying a rust preventative coating to the grid assembly including a portion of the previously galvanized portions, the rust preventative coating is a wax coating, an epoxy paint, or a water emulsified asphaltic coating.

US Pat. No. 10,836,335

REAR IMPACT GUARD

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, comprising:a bumper support member configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle;
a support base configured to be coupled to the rear end of the vehicle and configured to be positioned adjacent to a sidewall of the vehicle and below a floor assembly of the vehicle, wherein the support base is in contact with the bumper support member and extends further forward toward a front of the vehicle than the bumper support member; and
a horizontal bumper mounted at a lower end of the bumper support member.

US Pat. No. 10,829,163

TRANSVERSE BEAM FOR COMPOSITE FLOOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A composite floor structure for use in a cargo vehicle having a front end, a rear end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the front and rear ends, the composite floor structure comprising:a plurality of transverse beams, each transverse beam being constructed of a composite material and having an upper wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a lower wall, the plurality of transverse beams arranged perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and in direct contact with one another such that the first side wall of one transverse beam directly contacts the second side wall of an immediately adjacent transverse beam;
wherein the lower walls of the plurality of transverse beams cooperate to provide a substantially smooth and continuous surface that supports a plurality of longitudinal beams that extend parallel to the longitudinal axis and perpendicular to the plurality of transverse beams;
wherein the composite floor structure further comprises an underlayment positioned between the plurality of transverse beams and the plurality of longitudinal beams.

US Pat. No. 10,829,970

OVERHEAD DOOR HEADER WITH MAXIMUM CLEARANCE

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A truck trailer comprising:a sidewall;
an overhead door assembly including a door opening having a first height, at least one door panel moveable between an open position and a closed position, and a foot angle positioned at an upper corner of the door opening;
a counterbalance assembly configured to aid in moving the at least one door panel between an open position and a closed position; and
a header disposed at a rear end of the truck trailer, the header having a second height and enclosing the counterbalance assembly, the header including a top surface, a rear surface coupled to a rear end of the top surface, a bottom surface coupled to a bottom end of the rear surface, and at least one reinforcement member disposed between the rear end of the truck trailer and the counterbalance assembly and forward of the rear surface and being coupled to the sidewall and at least one of the top surface or the bottom surface, the at least one reinforcement member extending transversely from the sidewall at least to an inner end of the foot angle and terminating short of a center of the header, the second height being less than 5% of the first.

US Pat. No. 10,788,269

COOLING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE BULK TANKS

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. A cooling system for a mobile bulk tank, the mobile bulk tank being configured to be transported by a vehicle, the cooling system comprising:a heat exchanger disposed to remove heat from a top wall of the mobile bulk tank, the heat exchanger including corrugated sheeting secured to the top wall of the mobile bulk tank to define, in combination with the top wall of the mobile bulk tank, a plurality of flow ducts for a coolant so that the coolant is in direct contact with the top wall, wherein the corrugated sheeting is secured to the top wall of the mobile bulk tank using an adhesive;
a reservoir containing the coolant; and
a flow system at least partly supported by the mobile bulk tank and configured to move the coolant to the heat exchanger to cool the mobile bulk tank.

US Pat. No. 10,457,338

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:a side panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of the trailer;
a top panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally horizontally at least partially along a width of the trailer; and
a cable system configured to connect the side panel and the top panel to prevent upward movement of the top panel beyond its generally horizontal position, the cable system including a first cable with a first end coupled to an inner surface of the side panel, and a second cable and a third cable each with a first end coupled to a bottom surface of the top panel, and a second end of each of the first cable, the second cable, and the third cable coupled together at a juncture.