March 23, 2012

Utility Celebrates 17 Consecutive Years with their #1 Selling Reefer in North America

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 23, 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 the popular 3000R® reefer has added 2011 to its string of 17 consecutive years as the #1 market leading reefer trailer in North America.

“Since 1994, Utility Trailer has been the #1 refrigerated trailer manufacturer in North America,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Utility. The 3000R’s standard features increase trailer durability, lower trailer weight, and provide the highest level of thermal efficiency. A fully loaded 3000R® equipped with SmartWay® Verified CARB compliant Utility USS 120A Side Skirt will weigh less than 14,000 lbs. “Over the years we have listened to the industry’s demands for a lighter yet durable trailer design so we set out to create a different manufacturing process that revolutionized the way trailers are being built today,” said Bennett.

Utility’s 3000R features a unique 360 degree continuous foam-in-place insulation process that fully insulates the entire trailer without foam voids. Utility also fully immerses the kingpin section in a rust preventative coating for increased service life and lower maintenance costs. Other standard features include hardwood floor fillers covering the full length of the trailer, dock board guide plates, and a high impact lining that is extremely resistant to impact damage from loading devices. This high impact lining is also classified as an “excellent” barrier against water vapor penetration into the foam, thus extending the insulations’ life cycle. “We appreciate that our customers recognized the value and quality of our trailers, and we are committed to continuing the legacy for many more years to come,” said Bennett. For more information on what makes the 3000R a top selling product, visit:

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® 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: for more information.

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