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Large Arcticlite Frontsideview

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.

Base Specs


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


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

Roof System

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


Brushed-finished 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


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


All LED lights
Wabash National 3.0 Sealed Harness System