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Utility Holds Press Conference at GATS to Introduce New Standard Features & Options

Posted: 8/11/2011

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 11, 2011 - Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to introduce new standard features and options at a press conference during the upcoming Great America Trucking Show (GATS) to be held in Dallas, Texas on August 25, 2011.

Utility will be unveiling two new options available for Utility’s refrigerated and flatbed trailers. The new options will consist of a newly improved extended wear surface floor system on the #1 selling Utility 3000R® refrigerated trailer and a new tie down system on Utility’s 4000A™ flatbed trailer. As a new standard feature on all Utility refrigerated trailers, Utility has added a high-impact lining to the sidewall. The high-impact fiberglass lining initially was only included on the ceiling, underskin, rear door, and front wall. Now with the inclusion of the sidewall, the entire interior will be covered with a highly durable lining.

“As a result of Utility’s commitment to engineering the most advanced technologies, we are consistently exceeding industry standards with our continuous advancements to our products,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for Utility. “We have a lot of exciting news that will be announced at this year’s GATS. This includes new product features as well as the introduction of our new side skirt.”

Utility is introducing the next generation in advanced aerodynamic side skirts. The new USS-120A (Utility Advanced Side Skirt 120A) model is classified by U.S. EPA SmartWay® as an advanced side skirt. The new USS-120A will be featured on Utility’s 3000R® refrigerated trailer on display at GATS in Booth #20145 in Hall F. More information will be announced during the press conference on August 25, 2011 at 2:45pm – 3:15pm CDT in the Press Conference Room at the Dallas Convention Center.
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About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants.  The 4000D® and 4000D-X Composite™ dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000S®, drop deck and double flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America

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