May 30, 2006

Utility Trailer 4000D-X Dry Van Features Patented Side-Wall Design that Raises Bar in Thin-Wall Segment



Brett Olsen

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

(626) 854-7383

Utility Trailer 4000D-X® Dry Van Features Patented Side-Wall Design

That Raises Bar in Thin Wall Segment

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., May 30, 2006 -¬ Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, announced that its thin-wall 4000D-X® dry van features patented side-wall engineering to raise the standards in the thin-wall segment (

The 4000D-X® patented thin-wall design was engineered to compete squarely in the thin-wall segment by forging an aluminum exterior skin with 80K steel interior panels separated by a foam core material. The 4000D-X® 101 version provides a full 101 ¼” of inside width from lining to lining and 101” from wearband to wearband with 4,085 cubic feet of productivity. The 4000D-X® 100 version has deeper side posts with increased stiffness for bulge loads. Pre-painted white galvanized, high strength interior lining panels provide a Snag Free? surface and a full 100” of inside width from wearband to wearband.

The thin-wall segment is comprised of dry vans that increase the inside width within the same exterior dimensions. The 4000D-X® represents Utility Trailer’s thin-wall dry van which accounted for approximately 45% of Utility’s dry van production in 2005, compared to about 5% in 2001.

“The 4000D-X® dry van raises the standard in thin-wall trailers engineered as durable, productive and versatile,” stated Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “In contrast with other designs that may include inconvenient wall repair, steel outer skins, and bulging, our design features convenient conventional sidewall reparability, aluminum exterior skin for low tare weight, and unique wall impact-absorbing design.”

About Utility Trailer

Based in City of Industry, California and celebrating its 90-year anniversary, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Building trailers since 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers. Utility is the largest producer of refrigerated vans and the third largest trailer manufacturer overall in the U.S.A. Utility currently operates five regionally placed trailer factories: two for refrigerated trailers, located in Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah; two for Dry Vans, located in Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas, and a Flatbed and Tautliner® factory in Enterprise, Alabama. Utility’s historical position as America’s largest producer of refrigerated vans is a direct result of its management’s focus on providing innovative solutions to customer problems. Utility’s extensive dealer network has over 100 locations throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico and South America. For more information, contact Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company at (626) 965-1541, or visit the company’s web site at

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