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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Introduces New High Strength Steel Options

Posted: 9/5/2012

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., September 5, 2012 - 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 announce that two new high strength steel options are now available for Utility’s 4000D-X Composite® dry van.
The high strength steel side panel option is currently only available for the DX-100, which comes as an alternative to the standard .040” aluminum side skin. This option provides a means of countering fluctuations in the price of aluminum.

Using the same durable exterior side skin material found on plate trailers, this new option features .016” high tensile 80,000 psi, pre-painted white galvanized steel panels that cover the full length of the trailer, including the front wall.

Additionally, a new side wall system will be made available for both the optional DX-100 and the standard DX-101. It features 18 gauge, 100,000 psi galvanized steel side wall posts in the bay area, and this offers significant weight savings for increased payload capacity.

In combination with the high strength steel side wall system and the high strength steel side panels, this will provide both cost and weight savings for greater profits. “When combined, this unique pairing reduces weight while adding to the bottom line, making it a winning combination,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

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-X Composite® and 4000D™ 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. Visit: for more information.

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