March 6, 2013

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company Introduces New Side Skirt Design

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 6, 2013 – 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, introduces Utility Side Skirt 120A-4, the company’s new advanced aerodynamic side skirt design.
The USS-120A-4 is U.S. EPA SmartWay® verified to achieve greater than 5% fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations. *

“The new USS-120A-4 design is engineered to achieve greater ground clearance to reduce impact damage while maintaining the EPA “advanced” trailer skirt designation,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Utility. “Similar to our previous USS-120A design, this new generation maintains a unique patented design to provide long term durability.”

The USS-120A-4’s galvanized high tensile steel bracing system allows the side skirt to flex both inward and outward, which can be bent back to their original shape if damaged. The side skirt is also manufactured with a UV protected bi-directional Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) construction. To further reduce impact damage the forward edge of the skirt is securely bolted with a “spring” attachment at the support leg assembly.

Utility offers an industry leading 5-year warranty on the USS-120A-4 and is now available as a factory or dealer installation option for new Utility trailers. Retrofitting for existing trailers is available through Utility’s Aftermarket Department. To see the new USS-120A-4, visit Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s exhibiting booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 21st to March 23rd in booth #34795. To find out more about Utility’s new USS-120A-4, contact a local dealer. To locate the nearest authorized Utility dealership, visit: For more information about Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, visit:

*This release is not intended to provide legal advice or legal opinion as to the applicability of the California regulation to any particular end use.  For correct methods of compliance and details, visit the CARB website:

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-X Composite® and 4000D™ 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. Visit: for more information.

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