CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 25, 2011 – 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 is pleased a announce the Utility Adjustable Load Securement System (ALSS), a new option for Utility flatbed trailers.
This new tie-down system is another load securement option for Utility’s 4000A®, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers and Conestoga 2. “Our goal was to offer a winch system that would provide our customers with the freedom of winching loads from the deck as opposed to the traditional wrap around side rail system that may interfere with tire clearance,” said Ed Chambless, Curtainside/Flatbed Products Division Manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing. “Unlike other systems, Utility’s ALSS allows for on-the-deck load securement which is a better alternative for our flatbed customers using side kits. This will eliminate the need to go over and through the side kit when securing the load.”
Utility’s ALSS features mechanically fastened side rails, which include integral tie-down and winch tracks. The J-Hook tie-downs allow for maximum load securement versatility when used with traditional tie-downs. The system is currently available in the single 5,500 lbs Working Load Limit (WWL) winch J-Hook. Additionally, Utility has included a storage system allowing for up to 10 J-Hooks to securely lock on each side of the trailer.
The new system can currently be used with all types of hauls with the exception of coil operation, which Utility plans to make available later this year. The ALSS system is now available in all standard flatbeds and drop decks as an option as well as the Tautliner with the optional pocket spools and rub rail. Utility’s new ALSS will ultimately allow unrestricted load securement from the front to the rear rail.
For a look at Utility’s new ALSS, visit Utility’s booth # 20145 Hall F during the Great American Trucking Show (August 25-27, 2011). To find out more about this new option for Utility’s flatbeds, contact a local dealer. To locate the nearest authorized Utility dealership, visit: ut16.wpengine.com/dealer-locator.
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® and 4000D-X Composite™ 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.