November 13, 2007

Utility Trailer Dry Van Plant Reaches Production Milestone with 75,000th Trailer

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., November 12, 2007 – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s third largest manufacturer of dry freight vans and a leading manufacturer of reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to announce that its Paragould, Arkansas plant reached a production milestone with its 75,000th dry van which rolled off the assembly line in August. The Paragould, Arkansas plant produces the successful 4000D-X® dry van. The 4000D-X®, which accounted for over 50% of Utility’s dry van production in 2006 compared to about 5% in 2001, was engineered to compete squarely in the thin-wall segment. In addition to its high cubic capacity and productivity, the 4000D-X® offers aerodynamic enhancements, low rolling resistance tires and overall weight reduction that enabled it to be the first trailer to qualify under the specifications of the EPA’s SmartWay Partnership. “We have a well-established reputation of providing durable trailers and the 4000D-X® reflects our dedication to providing solidly engineered products,” stated Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Utility Trailer. “And as the industry’s first qualifying dry van to be certified as a SmartWay trailer we expect production at Paragould to continue at a brisk pace.”

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