CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 7, 2014 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, and flatbed trailers is pleased to announce its largest single trailer order purchased by Prime Inc.
Founded in 1970 and based in Springfield, Missouri, Prime is one of the most successful refrigerated, flatbed, and tanker carrier trucking services in North America. Prime’s recent purchase of 2,500 Utility 3000R® reefer trailers from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks marks a milestone for Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s largest single trailer order in the company’s history.
“Our focus on safety, efficiency, and sustainability were the major factors in this purchase. Our commitment to these principles is the pinnacle reasons for our partnership with Utility. It is a privilege to have them as a partner that understands our corporate philosophy,” said Paul Higgins, Director of Maintenance for Prime. Ozark Utility’s partnership with Prime began in 2009 with the purchase of 450 trailers. With the recent order, Prime has now purchased a total of 5,000 Utility reefer trailers from the dealership.
Prime’s 2,500 Utility 3000R trailers will be equipped to provide maximum fuel efficiency and added safety components, which includes Utility’s USS-120A-4 aerodynamic side skirt, optional air disc brakes, and a superior suspension system for increased roll stability. Utility will build Prime’s reefers in both of its Utah and Virginia factories. For more information about Prime, visit: www.primeinc.com. For more information about Ozark Utility, visit: www.ozarkutility.com. For more information about Utility corporate, visit: www.utilitytrailer.com.
About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s first privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary, 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-X® plywood lined 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.