February 26, 2013

California Trucking Association Honors Utility's CEO, Paul Bennett

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., February 26, 2013 -­ 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 announced that the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Paul Bennett has been honored by the California Trucking Association (CTA).

Since 1934, CTA has been serving the California trucking industry by advocating sound transportation policies, regulations, training, education, and other resources to help maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient transportation system in the state. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has been a part of CTA since 1955. Additionally, Bennett served as Chairman of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association.

The honor from CTA recognizes Bennett for “…50 plus years in the trucking industry, and for his pioneering role in the development of California’s trucking industry,” stated Michael D. Campbell, CTA’s CEO/EVP. “On behalf of CTA, this honor expresses its appreciation for Paul Bennett’s dedication to the development of advanced designs and test methods that have resulted in light weight, efficient, durable, high quality, and cost-effective trailers.” The honor was recently given at the 2013 Annual Management Conference in Westlake Village, CA.

Bennett is now officially a part of CTA’s Golden Jubilee Club, which recognizes “pioneers” with a minimum of 50 years in the trucking industry. “I am truly honored to be given this recognition and to be a part of CTA’s group of distinguished individuals,” said Bennett.

For more information about Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com. For more information about the California Trucking Association, visit: http://caltrux.org/

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: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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