wabash arcticlite reefer trailer

At Wabash National, we believe the purpose of innovation is to drive performance. By working with North America’s leading refrigerated carriers, we’ve engineered the ArcticLite to meet the rigorous demands of refrigerated freight operations. Thermally efficient, lightweight and extremely durable, this refrigerated van is designed to reduce operating costs and keep you on the road.


(1) SolarGuard® Roof

This high performance option prevents ultraviolet (UV) rays from being absorbed into the roof panel allowing the trailer to maintain operating temperature without excessive operation from the cooling unit.

(2) Heavy-duty 1″ Aluminum “z” Posts on 24″ Centers

100% insulated sidewall with thermal breaks prevents heat transfer and maintaining operating temperature with less reefer unit hours.

(3) .120 High-Scrub Top Surface Floor

The heavy-duty duct floor system, with 16,000 lb. dynamic load rating, supports high-cycle loading and unloading.

(4) Heavy-Duty Extruded Aluminum Corner Post

5″ radius corners constructed with 0.125″ heavy-duty extruded aluminum withstands impact and maximizes cargo space with square interior corners.

(5) Stainless Steel Front Apron

Heavy-duty 3/16″ stainless steel lower nose rail with full width approach angle for unmatched damage resistance.

wabash arcticlite reefer trailer


Insulation: 2” sidewall, 2” floor, 2” roof
Dimensions: 53’ x 102-3/8 x 13’6”
Front interior height: 105-3/4”
Rear interior height: 106”
Interior width sidewall to sidewall: 97-3/8”
GVWR: 68,000 lb. / 30,845 kg
GAWR: 20,000 lb. / 9,072 kg


4” coupler
3/16” x 50K approach plate with full approach angle, .250” x 50K grid plate
Kingpin with zinc anodes corrosion protection
One-piece Extruded aluminum header
5″ radius corner post constructed with .125″ heavy-duty extruded aluminum
Trailer refrigeration unit (TRU) frame with three vertical aluminum lower Z-posts, two vertical outboard steel posts and an aluminum upper/lower header


SAF UltraLite™ mechanical suspension or Hendrickson VANTRAAX® HKANT 40 air suspension with Hendrickson QUIK-DRAW®
Meritor® axle with parallel “P” spindle wheel ends
Meritor MA212 long-life brake linings
Haldex Gold Seal® brake chamber with S-ABA slack adjuster
Maxion Wheels 5HH white powder-coated lightweight steel wheels
Intercostal crossmember bracing with JOST landing gear


Pre-painted .040 aluminum exterior side sheets
Heavy-duty 1” aluminum “Z” posts on 24” centers / 12” centers in rear and over landing gear
Seamless 12” PolarX® integral wall liner
Smooth sidewalls with 4”-8” pattern

Floor System

16,000-lb. dynamic load rating
Full, 1-1/4” thick heavy-duty extruded aluminum duct floor
4” steel crossmembers on 12” centers in bay, 8” centers in rear 5’
Fork lift reinforcement: 36” aluminum “I-inserts” in center 72” of floor at rear
High-density polyurethane (HDPE) composite floor stringers installed with eight 5/16” screws per crossmember
Single piece .030” thermoplastic subpan
Gutters and drains at the front and the rear
Steel materials pre-coated prior to installation


Brushed-finish stainless steel frame
Carbon steel rear impact guard with outboard vertical bumper legs meets U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada requirements
5/16” steel base plate in rear sill with 1/2″ post protection
Eyebrow and vertical light protection
3-1/2”rear header with integral gutter
3” insulated swing doors / 4 aluminum hinges per door, 1 lock rod per door
Flexible multi-point contact door seal
Vertical aluminum hat channel with cover plate for exterior hardware attachment

Roof System

1/8” aluminum doubler plate at front
.060” fiberglass lining


All LED lights
Wabash National 3.0 Sealed Harness System

wabash arcticlite reefer trailer

– Door vents
– DuraPlate® AeroSkirt® and other brands of trailer side skirts
– Floor packages available in duct and grocer styles with smooth or anti-slip surfaces
– Floor systems available up to 18,000 lb.
– ID/AUX Stoplight system
– Leaf spring and air suspensions
– Lightweight options to reduce weight and/or increase payload
– Multiple axle configurations
– Multi-temperature configurations
– Numerous insulation packages
– EPA SmartWay® certification
– SolarGuard® roof
– Temperature control options/sensors