October 3, 2007

Utility Introduces New Trailer Prep Package

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., October 3, 2007 -¬ Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to announce a new Prep Package for trailers equipped with hybrid refrigeration units.

With the introduction of hybrid transport refrigeration systems to the industry, Utility has taken a leadership role in designing the 3000R refrigerated trailer to match the significant improvements in reliability, performance and life expected with hybrid systems. This new 3000R Prep Package now provides a superior engineered interface between the trailer and the refrigeration system.

“Utility recognized that the interface between the trailer and refrigeration system has an impact in the overall performance and reliability, especially in demanding applications like multi-temperature, where heavy fork-lift traffic, multiple door openings and movable bulkheads make them more prone to damage and wear,” stated Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. “The new Prep Package improves the overall reliability, performance and life associated with hybrid systems.”

Among the newly engineered features specifically incorporated for hybrid multi-temperature applications is a flush, heavy-duty, divided aluminum trough that houses refrigeration lines and electrical cables in separate compartments, a full length, grounded, copper channel surrounding the high voltage cable, and a ¼” thick trough cover to better protect the high voltage cable from damage from fork truck masts and shoring bars.

Attendees of this year’s International Food Distributors Association Show (IFDA) have the opportunity to see the new hybrid multi-temperature installation package at Utility’s Booth #543. To learn more about the 3000R multi-temperature installation package go online to www.utilitytrailer.com.

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