November 29, 2011

Utility® New Adjustable Load Securement System Option on Flatbeds is Now Available for All Types of Hauls Including Coils

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., November 29, 2011 – 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 Utility Adjustable Load Securement System (ALSS) option for Utility flatbed trailers is now available for all types of hauls including coils.

As previously introduced, Utility’s ALSS is another load securement option for Utility’s 4000A® Flatbed, Drop Deck™, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers and Conestoga 2. Utility is now making the system available for coil hauls when ordered with the optional J-Hook tie-down plate “stops”. These “stops” prevent fore and aft movement of the J-Hook tie-down plates which is essential for proper coil securement.

Utility’s ALSS provides an additional tie-down location for load securement over and above winches, side rail and pipe spools. Traditional tie-down devices such as chains, cables, and web straps can be connected to the ALSS movable J-Hook Tie-Down Plates. The new system features a Working Load Limit (WWL) rating of 6,500 lbs. per J-Hook Tie-Down Plate, which matches the current rating for the heavy duty aluminum pipe spool on Utility’s 4000A flatbed.  An optional J-Hook Tie-Down Plate Storage System can be mounted to the trailers’ main frame beam and can hold up to 12 J-Hook Tie-Down Plates. To find out more about the benefits of this new option from Utility Trailer, contact a local dealer. To locate the nearest authorized Utility dealership, 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. 

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