US-based OEM, Strick Trailers, is building a Fibreglass Reinforced Composite (FRC) dry van trailer.
Strick’s innovative FRC offers an optimal combination of light-weight, durability, longevity, and low-cost maintenance.
The FRC made its debut during TMC’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year in March.
Strick showcased a 53’ light weight beverage linehaul van for regional delivery and a 40’ beverage van featuring an overhead door with lift gate, custom E-track system, insulation package, and Thermo King heater unit for local delivery.
“By means of a new revolutionary sidewall construction process, we’re able to combine select materials to create seamless, snag-free, full-length FRC side-wall panels that are pultruded with a moisture-resistant P.E.T. core that is 100 per cent recyclable,” said Strick Engineering Vice President, Justin Bell.
“This process guarantees longevity as the panels will not delaminate, and the hydrophobic characteristic prevents 'wicking', ensuring zero water intrusion or corrosion.
“No other trailer in the market today delivers this unique and compelling combination,” he said.
The FRC, according to Strick Trailers, is available in any combination from 28’ pups to 60’ linehaul vans providing carriers a customised trailer to meet the demands of daily operations.