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 showcase a new optional double deck loading system for Utility dry van trailers.
The new double deck loading system is designed for maximizing trailer cube space and increase overall freight capacity. The system can support up to 500 lbs per linear foot, which will allow up to 26,000 lbs. of payload on the second deck of a 53’ van. By using a strategic system of tracks and beams, a second deck is created for increasing freight capacity without reaching past the allowable weight limit.
The system is also highly versatile in providing several different configurations for uniquely packaged freight. The second deck allows freight to be stacked on top of each other without causing damage to fragile items transported in the same load.
Utility utilizes the K2 Kaptive Beam® System manufactured by Kinedyne Corporation. The company’s K2 Kaptive beams and tracks are manufactured with an aluminum material engineered to add a minimal amount of weight to the trailer without compromising durability and strength of the deck. A spring-loaded mechanism automatically locks to the beam securing to the track slots.
For a closer look at the new double deck loading system on Utility’s 4000D-X Composite®, visit the Utility Trailer Manufacturing booth # 34185 during the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show.
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: ut16.wpengine.com for more information.