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Utility Proud Participant in Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House, June 20th

Posted: 6/20/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Craig Bennett Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company (626) 854-7220 cbennett@utm.com Utility Proud Participant in Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House, June 20th Celebration Unites Government, Manufacturers and Truck/Trailer Owners CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 18, 2008 -- Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtain sided trailers, announced today its participation in the Friday, June 20th Grand Opening of the Portland, Oregon Outreach Center. The newest outreach center was designed to showcase the largest collection of fuel-saving and emission reducing technologies in the United States. The Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House will show how the unique partnership of government, manufacturers, and truck owners can help upgrade and replace trucks/trailers to stay compliant with today's tougher air quality regulations and achieve significant increased in fuel economy. Utility Trailer plans to participate in the Cascade Sierra Solutions Open House on June 20 showcasing the 4000D-X® dry van equipped with the single-tire Wide Track System™ and various aerodynamic fuel-saving technology devices, including a Laydon Composites side skirt system; a Freight Wing™ front-mounted gap reducer; and an ATDynamics rear-drag TrailerTail™. Utility was the first trailer manufacturer to offer a qualifying trailer when the 4000D-X® dry van achieved the EPA Certified SmartWay® certification in August 2007. To qualify for SmartWay ® certification, a trailer must achieve 6.5% or greater fuel savings. “Utility Trailer is proud to support Cascade Sierra Solutions' drive to retrofit existing fleets with the latest technological advances that save fuel and cut emissions,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “We believe in Cascade's goal of reducing costs, conserving energy, reducing emissions and improving the environment. The Michelin® X One® low-rolling, single-wide tire and the Utility Wide Track System™ are just two innovations that we have implemented in pursuit of these goals. We continue to make enhancements to our product line that result in lower fuel costs, less weight and higher productivity.” The Schedule of Events for the June 20th Grand Opening is as follows: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. -- Product presentations from fuel-saving equipment manufacturers. 11:15 a.m. -- Oregon Governor Kulongoski (invited) and other officials and partners in this project will present Oregon's commitment to a healthy freight movement system in Oregon. 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. -- Lunch and Panel Discussions The Future of Truck Design and Engine Technologies; California Rules Affection all Trucks Operating in California; and Grants, Loans and Tax Credits for Fleets and Truck Owners About Cascade Sierra Solutions Formed in 1996, Cascade Sierra Solutions (www.cascadesierrasolutions.org), offers a complete Washington to California corridor approach to fuel efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The non-profit organization offers the trucking industry an easy, comprehensive approach that enables truckers to meet the EPA's SmartWay® Transport program standards (www.epa.gov/smartway) for fuel efficiency and emission reductions. Cascade Sierra Solutions offers financing, installation, contracting, monitoring and certification of the products available today employing the latest fuel saving and pollution cutting technologies. In support of the EPA's efforts, the organization also offers regulatory advice on the rules governing truck transportation. About Utility Trailer Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America's oldest privately owned and operated trailer manufacturer. It was founded in 1914 by brothers E.W. and H.C. Bennett and is still family-owned to this day. Utility Trailer is the largest producer of refrigerated vans and the third-largest trailer manufacturer in the United States. The company designs and manufactures from five fully-operational trailer facilities across the United States and produces dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans and curtain-sided Tautliner® trailers. The company features an extensive dealer network with more than 100 independently-owned locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America.

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