June 12, 2006

Utility Trailer 4000D-X Dry Van Features Snag Free Design



Brett Olsen

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

(626) 854-7383


Utility Trailer 4000D-X® Dry Van Features Snag Free? Design

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 12, 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 a Snag Free? design for increased product protection (www.4000dx.com).

The Utility 4000D-X® features a patented, Snag Free? interior with recessed squeezed rivets and flush-mounted logistic posts for damage-resistant loading, extra sidewall durability and load securement versatility. The Snag Free? interior design 80K psi lining panels are “squeeze” riveted to both the outer skin and side posts, forming a

snag free, high-strength sandwich panel with fully recessed fasteners that won’t work loose, ensuring greater durability.

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 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.

For more information about the Utility Trailer 4000D-X® dry van, about any of its other products, or to locate a Utility Trailer dealer in U.S., Canada or Mexico, please visit www.utilitytrailer.com

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 www.utilitytrailer.com

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