September 12, 2006

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company Joins ATA



Brett Olsen

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

(626) 854-7383

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company Joins ATA

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., September 12, 2006 -¬ Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, is pleased to announce that it has joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) (

With over 90 years contributing to the success of trucking, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has provided innovative products that meet the evolving needs of today’s truckers. From fuel economy and safety to productivity and durability, Utility continues the tradition started in 1914 by brothers E.W. and H.C. Bennett. “From the beginning our business has been building trailers, and we still embrace the values and vision expressed by E.W. and H.C. in the early 20th century as we conduct business in the early 21st century,” stated Hal Bennett, President Utility Trailer. “While we have grown to over 3,500 employees and have five plants around the country, our focus and those initial ideals have remained the cornerstone of how we conduct business each day.”

This commitment to the ideals which have built this country and Utility Trailer are at the heart of why Utility has elected to join the ATA. “We have an intense interest in the matters that affect this country, its economy and trucking,” said Craig Bennett, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing. “Because in our view these are steadfastly linked, it seemed natural for us to participate at an even higher level with the ATA to ensure that trucking is on the legislative forefront of innovation, productivity, safety and fuel economy.”

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has over 100 dealer locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Recently named one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Utility Trailer continues its tradition of looking for solutions that benefit today’s owner operator and fleet buyer with product innovations. For more information about Utility Trailer, or about its market leading 3000R® reefer, its thin-wall 4000D-X® dry van, its flatbeds or its Tautliner curtainsided trailers®, please visit

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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