CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., December 10, 2014 – 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 it has added trailer roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC on the 3000R® base model refrigerated trailers as standard.
Utility is the first trailer manufacturer to include roll stability as standard on their refrigerated trailers. “Trailer roll stability systems can dramatically improve a fleet’s safety, and we believe that the technology is ready to begin integrating this specification as a standard and not as an optional feature,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Utility. “We will begin by adding this important safety component on our base model reefer trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.”
Utility is including the Bendix® TABS-6 Advanced with Bendix® Trailer Roll Stability Program (TRSP). The system combines anti-lock braking (ABS) with a set of trailer sensors, which monitor stability and can quickly and automatically trigger braking intervention when detecting conditions that may lead to a trailer rollover. It is available in single-channel (SC) and optional multi-channel (MC) configurations.