January 19, 2012

Utility Announces Stevens Transport's Purchase of 1,200 Utility Reefer Trailers

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., January 19, 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 Stevens Transport’s purchase of 1,200 Utility 3000R® refrigerated trailers.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Stevens Transport is a leading transport carrier operating with over 3,500 Utility refrigerated trailers and over 2,000 power units across North America. “Utility’s innovation, strong dealer network, and serviceability supersede all others in the industry,” said Clay Aaron, President of Stevens Transport. “For over 30 years, we have partnered with Utility to provide our customers with the highest level of quality and service.” Stevens Transport’s customers include large corporations and big-box retailers. The company has been in business since 1980.
Stevens Transport’s 1,200 Utility 3000R® refrigerated trailer specifications include SmartWay® verified aerodynamic black side skirts and an all new decal package to complement the company’s new black, red and white theme. The recent purchase reinforces Stevens Transport’s growth plans as well as their commitment in providing customers and drivers with state-of-the-art equipment. “We are pleased to support Stevens Transport in the continued success of their business, and we greatly value their loyalty throughout the years,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Utility. “We look forward to continuing the strong partnership.”

About Stevens Transport
Founded as a family-owned and operated business, Stevens Transport has matured into a leading North American refrigerated transport carrier. In 1980, Steven L. Aaron envisioned a refrigerated transport company unlike any other ― a company where people came first; where forward-thinking employees could be matched with the latest technological advances and superior equipment; and where customers could become partners. He founded Stevens Transport, giving rise to what has since become one of the most successful privately held companies in the United States. Stevens Transport is North America’s most reputable, responsive, and environmentally conscious refrigerated transport carrier that offers full multimodal and logistics services throughout North America. For more information about Stevens Transport, visit: www.stevenstransport.com.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company 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. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.

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